Yes and no. They’re not cheap, but there isn’t anything quite like them, and other than the 22” Dark Rides and Dark Chinas they usually go for pretty reasonable prices. Especially compared to their closest current relatives, the Modern Essentials (which I have jokingly referred to as the “SC ‘Normal’ line”).Im
Going to get a lot of backlash here but those sound creations are way over priced. I admire the workman ship of the cymbal though I personally think they could be great for metal and heavy loud music also . Very heavy weights for my liking. As far as your question gos if there’s no flea bites or key holing you will get some good coin because that cymbal has mojo !
The Dark Rides can be very grumpy and clanky, but for the most part the line is an attempt to make cymbals with a very high volume ceiling that are as dark as something markedly lighter, with nowhere near the volume potential.The videos that I've been able to find just now show this to be a very nice-sounding cymbal. I'm not a Paiste devotee, but I can certainly see (hear) the appeal in that cymbal.
Again, not a Paiste player so please excuse my lack of knowledge here - are the Sound Creation cymbals made from B20 alloy?