The sig heavy full crash sound similar imo. How big are the dents ? It shouldn't effect the sound.
I'm sure you will be happy with the recording sound, I was very happy when I used it with a 2002 power crash.
I have cracked a 20" rude thin, 20" sig full crash and a 20" a custom. I'm not pround of it but sometimes I get a little into my playing.
I haven't cracked a sabian yet but it doesn't mean I wont.
I think all cymbals will crack if abused.
I use a 20" Rude thin crash and a 20" sig heavy full crash and they are both amazing sounding cymbals imo. Nice amount of cut and power without being too heavy.
I have owned a 19" sig power and didnt like it, it was too heavy for my taste, I cant really describe it , a bit shrill I guess.
I bought a used Artist maple about 6 years ago and regret selling it. It was one of the sweetest sounding kits I have ever heard, maybe I was lucky and got a good one but even my friends who were drummers said it sounded better or as good as thier top end kits. I would buy another if someone had...
Does it have to be new ? You could get a lot more bang for your buck second hand. I'm a Tama, Ludwig and Premier fan so I cant comment on the Yamaha.
If new I would definitely do some more research on the Sonor.
I have a 20" sig full crash which I absolutely loved, it's now a floor standing lamp as I cracked it and i wanted it to stay in the house. It was a horrible feeling when I saw the crack but I soon got over it.
I now have a 20" sig reflector heavy full crash and it's a beautiful cymbal...