The Groove Warehouse carries a comprehensive range of cymbals Instore and Online. Our through online store has the finest range of leading cymbal brands in Australia including: Zildjian, Meinl, Bosphorus, Istanbul, Murat Diril and Groove Warehouse. Our cymbal vault stocks Crashes, Ride cymbals Hi-hats, Splash cymbals, Chinas, and other Effect Cymbals for you to try before you buy!. We also stock complete Cymbal Packs that match tone, timbre and sound from Jazz, heavy metal, gospel, rock n pop and more. Our range of Low Volume cymbals from Zildjian and our own Hush Series will and Zildjian to keep them from knocking at your door in the small hours of the morning!
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A Brief History of Cymbals by Gary france
Cymbals and bells have been made for centuries the formula being eight parts copper to two parts tin B20 (80% copper 20% tin), B10 (90% copper 10% tin); however; Avedis Zildjian, born1596 is credited with making a bronze alloy that holds its strength and temper even when hammered. The Zildjian Cymbal Company boasts a tradition of cymbal making over three centuries. Today there are numerous cymbal manufactures throughout the world providing a wide palette of shapes, sizes and sounds. It is said that a drummers’ “sound” is very much defined by their choice of cymbals. Cymbals are defined by the role they play within the various kinds of music a drummer may perform. Cymbals are generally suspended on cymbal stands, part of the drum hardware family. Cymbal stands mat be either boom cymbal stands, allowing for a telescoping arm to suspend over the drum kit, or straight cymbal stands where the cymbal is suspended straight above the tri-pod base.
Which cymbals are best for a me, cast or sheet cymbals?
What are Cast Cymbals?
Cast cymbals are made by pouring raw, molten metals als from each manufactures different, often secret formula. The castings are then heated, rolled, shaped, hammered, and lathed. This lengthy process results in cymbals with a full, complex sound that many feel improves with age. Each cast cymbal has a distinct sonic character that is unique. Zildjian, Meinl and Bosphorus cymbal companies all make cast cymbals.
What are Sheet Cymbals?
Sheet cymbals are cut from large sheets of metal in various formulations such as B8 (92% copper 8% tin), B10 (90% copper 10% tin), etc. of uniform thickness and composition. Sheet cymbals have a very uniform sound from cymbal to cymbal within the same model, and are generally less expensive than cast cymbals. Sheet cymbals are often included in entry level Cymbal Packs. There has been tremendous improvements in the quality of entry level packs such as the Zildjian Planet Z, Meinl HCS , Meinl MCS packs and Paiste PST3 pack. There are also hybrid sheet cymbals that are computer hammered by companies like Meinl, Centent, Paiste, Zildjian etc.
Should I buy a boxed set of cymbals or individual cymbals, which is best?
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What are Low Volume Cymbals?
Low Volume cymbals are generally sheet cymbals that are up to 80% quieter thank standard cymbals. Zildjian Low Volume and Groove Warehouse Hush Cymbals have numerous small holes in them greatly reducing the overall volume. They come in a variety of standard sizes as well as in complete packages. They are excellent for soft practice especially when combined with a set of drum mutes.
What type of cymbals do I need to get started?
What are Ride Cymbals?
The ride cymbal is used by the drummers to play steady rhythmic patterns that define the tempo and pulse of music. They range in size from 18” to 24” and can be classed light, medium, heavy, dark, dry etc.
What are Crash Cymbals?
Crash cymbals range from 16” to 20” in size. They are also separated by style of sound and actually sound like the name :”Crash”. Crash cymbals are used to punctuate the musical high points in a phrase, generating excitement. Drummers have more than one crash: a high pitched one and a low pitched one, often one on the left and right side of the kit respectively.
What are Crash Ride Cymbals?
Crash Ride Cymbals Crash Ride cymbals were popularized by bands such as Coldplay, Nirvana, Avenged Sevenfold and many more. Crash ride cymbals create a “wall of sound” rather than a deliberate rhythmic pulse by the ride cymbal. They are often used in the chorus or bridge of songs as a change in texture.
What are Hi Hat Cymbals?
Hi-Hat cymbals come in pairs, top and bottom cymbals. They are matched for both texture, weight and sound. The most common size is 14” however many jazz musicians like 13” hi hats for their crisp attack. Most professional drummers have a few pairs of hi hats depending on the various styles of music they are being asked to perform. With the advent of rock and roll the basic time keeping function of the ride cymbal was transferred to some extent to the hi hat cymbals. The Hi-Hat stand allows for the cymbals to open and close with the application of pressure by your foot. As such, they are played in both open and closed positions. Disco music is personified by the alternating sound of the open alternation with the closed position on the hi hats.
What are EFX specialty cymbals?
There is an endless variety of specialty cymbals available for today’s drummer. The original special effect cymbal surfaced in the 1920’s, a cymbal mage in China, called a China Cymbal. These cymbals sound in between a gong and a cymbal. Other specialty cymbals include small cymbals called Splash Cymbals, Spiral Stackers, Zil Bells, Volcano Cups and many more.