I sold my old kit a couple years ago to my replacement in the rock band I left and thought I would be done with drums forever. However, I am now gearing up to going back to music school at a university in the fall studying percussion (mainly marimba, timpani, and snare) and thought I should learn jazz on the drumset just to give myself a more rounded toolset. I have no plans to play in one of the big bands my university has, but they have jazz combos that might be cool to play in one day.Been through it, too. And dug through your old posts to see if there might be some hints towards what might drive your quest. I would suggest one question: what is the real job you want the cymbals to do for you? Do you want to practice? Is it just a question of technique? Or do you want something more out of an instrument? Do you want something that maybe challenges you? Pushes you further?
Q: What is the real job you want the cymbals to do for you?
A: I want affordable cymbals that I can practice with at home that also sound nice enough to be able to take to small local gigs if needed.