Cymbals – let’s face it, you’re not going far without them ! Beginner kits will contain cymbal packs, but passionate players may want to upgrade. Higher end drum sets are often sold as shell packs, making the purchase of cymbals even more important. The ‘Big Four’ cymbal makers are Zildjian, Sabian, Meinl and Paiste.
Zildjian offer a great range they’re also one of the best known cymbal manufacturer in the drumming world and their K Series Cymbal Pack is a great buy.
Also offering a huge choice of products is a favourite of mine Sabian Cymbals. There’s an interesting story about Sabian. They where founded in 1981, by Robert Zildjian in the small eastern Canadian village. He wanted to make a better choice of cymbals for drummers, since then Sabian have become synonymous with innovative products around the world. Here’s really interesting interview with Bob Zildjian the guy who put Sabian cymbals together !