If you buy a new cymbal and keep it waxed, you'll never have to do anything else to it to keep it looking brand new.
I'm not sure wax by itself would work well to actually clean a stained used cymbal.
Wax is more for protection than cleaning.
Ya - I've seen that with drum head packs. 10/12/14 referred to as 'Fusion', and 10/12/16 'New Fusion', with no mention of the bass drum size at all.
I guess those places that are selling them can call them whatever they want, unless it's some kind of manufacturer directive.
I only see 'Fusion' used for kits with a 20" bass drum. Most other sizes are also labeled according to bass drum size:
18 = bop/jazz; 20= jazz/fusion; 22 = rock; 24 = stadium; and I think 16 and smaller are called street or something.
To me, they're just shorthand labels to use for a quick...
22/13/16 is one of the standard sizes and probably used to be the most common.
Smaller mounted tom sizes of 10 and 12 are more common now.
And judging by forum postings, it seems like most all sizes of bass drums have their fans.
The right size set for someone depends on a lot of factors.
I like it a lot - except for maybe one thing.
Might be an optical illusion, but it looks like the bass drum spurs should be a bit longer.
In the pics, it looks like the front is positioned about as high as it will go, the front is barely off the floor, and they're not using a lift.
If you stuck...
That's the Keystone X shell layup - https://www.ludwig-drums.com/en-us/ludwig/products/drumkits/keystone-x
Three-ply Classic Maple core with 1/16" inner and outer plys of American Red Oak.
Keystone's 5-ply combination of a Classic Maple three-ply core between inner and outer 1/16" plys...
I've got a couple A Fast Crashes 16 and 18" - those are listed as paper thin weight. https://zildjian.com/cymbals/a-family/a-zildjian/16-a-zildjian-fast-crash
IMO - they sound like what a crash should.
Don't know if it's possible, but I'd like a heavy ride for stick definition and ping, without the annoying 'ring',
while at the same time having a nice wash when playing towards the edge.
So, I guess it'd be heavy bell and bow, with a thinner edge.
I had streaky trouble with Groove Juice until I used your method.
But one step further is to thoroughly soak a rag with water and then wring it out until it's just real damp.
Then spray the juice onto that and wipe around. It seems to go on more evenly that way.
I think of it like, you're a hired gun, or substituting for another drummer, or going for an audition and you're not 100% sure of what's expected.
You don't want to bring something extreme - way too light and all washy, or way too heavy and all 'ping and ring'.
You want something that will blend...
The newer A's are great. I only have a pair of 14" New Beats from that series, but like all the other 'new' A's I've tried.
They aren't as trendy as Agops and similar stuff, and aren't as cool as the K reputation, so I tend to overlook them, but
Most of the A's I've got are...