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Has anyone had any experience with these? I'll be soon looking to upgrade my cymbals from various Meinl HCSs and am looking for some darker, quicker ones. I came across these during my search and became quite interested:


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Don't forget to check into Centent cymbals. Contact Arthur Stonez on their Facebook page.

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I liked that video, thanks. While the owner really likes them, I'd like to hear from some who bought and played them.

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So I said screw it and ordered a set from their site. They’re having a big sale right now with half off cymbals which is nuts.

Bought all from their dark line. Got a set of 14” hats, 20” ride, 16” crash, 16” trash, 8” splash. I found the bottom line price to be way too tempting to pass up. So when they get here, I’ll definitely post an update.

Based on what I heard from the sound clips, I think I’ll be pretty happy with them.

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Just went up to their web site: https://www.trinitycymbals.com/

I like how they've recorded each individual cymbal in stock, and sell you the exact cymbal you heard in the clip. I'm a Zildjian A/K, Sabian AA/HH player, but I found a few in the Trinity pickings that piqued my interest. Oddly enough, the ones that I liked were mostly in the Trinity Heavy range, and a couple in the Dark. Those are categories that I would normally not like in most other companies' ranges. Especially when it came to the Trinity splash and hihat offerings, the Heavy cymbals really were quite pleasing.

With 50% off, that places their sale prices roughly in range of what you would expect to pay for used cymbals in the major brands. Interesting.

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Yes I really liked how you can hear each cymbal. I have found on their site the same type of cymbals can have very different tonal qualities, so hearing them unmodified before buying is a huge plus IMO.

All told, the bill for all of those cymbals with the sale going on was roughly $360. You're just not going to beat the price for the quality these have so I'm pretty hopeful these will be decent.
 

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Not that I'm getting one right now, but I wonder why the 22s cost almost twice as much as the 20s.
 

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Good question. You can reach out to Joe who's the owner. He's very responsive if you fill out the contact form on their site.
 

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Good price and look forward to hearing what you think of them.

Seems that Centent, Trinity, Stagg, Dream, Wuhan and various other newer companies sell Chinese-made cymbals. I suspect these are largely made by a few big Chinese cymbal manufacturers, but am unsure. Some of these sound pretty good and some not so much. Not all B20 alloys are the same quality. Would be great if someone could research all these companies and figure out who sells what from what Chinese manufacturer. Wonder if these can be bought direct form the Chinese manufacturer at a real big discount?
 

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They look and sound great, from the vids. I'm interested to see what people think.

NUBS!--Let us know whatcha think for sure. Wow $360 for all o' that?!?!
 

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Yes I definitely will. Anxiously awaiting their arrival...
 

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I ordered one of the 14" dark crashes yesterday, $60 shipped. :thumbup:
 

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I love it when gear arrives a day early:



First thing I noticed, they're very light. The whole package was 10 lbs. I thought they forgot to ship a few.

Very nice cymbals! They sound dry and short with a bit of trash. The crash is dark and full with a short decay. The trash is very trashy and dark. The little splash is just cute.

The ride is dry and dark with a mild decay. The bell is best hit with a nylon tip as I found myself laboring to get a good tone from it using Vic Firth 5A woods. But the hats are very nice and really what I was looking for. A nice hissy dark sound when they're open and a solid chick when closed. They open up very naturally as well. Thumbs up!

Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with these! The bag they came in is very nice too and comes with a removable separator. The only drawback to the bag...no pockets! There isn't a pocket on the outside to hold keys, felts, etc. I would suggest they improve on that.

And now, on to more cymbal porn!








Sound and/or video clip coming soon!
 

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SWEET! Wow, they got to you pretty quick. I spoke with Joe of Trinity cymbals Monday? Good guy, answered my questions. That shipping stuff, they actually changed to UPS but didn't update the website choices for shipping.

SO, NO PRIORITY USPS for anyone else considering ordering.

They look really nice. Looking forward to my crash arriving.
 

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I could swear that either Joe said, or I read on the website that these cymbals were made in the USA. But they clearly say Made in China on them. I really dig it though. No pics, but the crash I got sounds and looks great.
 

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The only thing I found on his website was:

Our USA made products will be available in 2019.
I'm glad you like yours too! Personally I couldn't care less where they are made. They sound great, look great, and are reasonably priced. That's a home run in my book!

EDIT: We had band practice this past Saturday and managed to record ourselves. Actually the cymbals don't sound that bad in it. Check out this folder if you want to hear some crappy, horribly sung blues songs: Really bad blues practice
 

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The only thing I found on his website was:



I'm glad you like yours too! Personally I couldn't care less where they are made. They sound great, look great, and are reasonably priced. That's a home run in my book!

EDIT: We had band practice this past Saturday and managed to record ourselves. Actually the cymbals don't sound that bad in it. Check out this folder if you want to hear some crappy, horribly sung blues songs: Really bad blues practice
Yes, I went back and read the "About Us". LOL, I'll check out your link later on tonight. :-D

No, I don't mind Chinese made. . .But, the best seem to be either US or Turkish made. I dig it, though :thumbup:
 

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