Interesting. I really don't have much to lose with this one.I tamed the gong sound in my cymbals by freezing them for at least one hour and then immediately rinsing it under very warm water. Doing this twice made the strong “gong” sound more complex and not so noticeable. There is probably some risk but I think there is a slight shock to the cymbal that helped my cymbals sound better. I have a chest freezer so larger cymbals were no problem.
Go ahead and wash your cymbal clean tonight and put it on top of the frozen pizza boxes. Tomorrow morning you can take it out (hold it using a rag to protect your hand) , run the tap until the water is very warm and then quickly move the cymbal around under the stream, so the water gets all over it. Done in just a few seconds and then see what happens. Repeat.Interesting. I really don't have much to lose with this one.
One thing about them, whether they sound good or not, Is that they aren’t very durable. They all crack eventually. Unless of course you aren't using them! Lol.I see a pattern here:
All the guys that say that they bought one years ago say that they sound great. The majority of those that say that they recently bought one say that they sound bad. I'm under the impression now that Wuhan has gone downhill as the years have passed. Now that I think about it, many pros used Wuhan China's years ago and eventually moved away from them. I know some still use some old ones though. On a side note, I saw some pictures posted online of some guy that went to the Wuhan cymbal factory and it looked like a pretty horrible place. I don't know if that has to do with the low quality output though.