WORST Sounding China Cymbal?

EvEnStEvEn

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I owned & played plenty of those Wuhan China Lions (16, 18, 20, 22") years ago before I knew any better, sure, they're authentic Chinese cymbals but the harsh tonality is pure white noise, not what I define as musical sounding. Ancient Asian warriors used to clang them together prior to battle and we all know what Chinese new year celebrations sound like. Those are Wuhan Lions. The rawest & nastiest china sounds available.
 

tillerva

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I would agree. Sometimes you can find them for cheap at Guitar center and elsewhere, like $20 cheap.
 

Targalx

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EVERY China crash is the worst. Ooof, can't understand why they're popular. I had one in 1993, thinking I could make some use out of it, and it was gone by 1994! B)
 

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I love Paistes, but the Rude Wild China is the oddest sounding china I know. Doesn´t open up at all (or maybe I didn´t hit it hard enough) and sounds just really clangy and harsh.
Not sure what you mean by "good quality" though - the cheaper chinas by Paiste (PST5, Alpha...) and Meinl (Classics) also offer "good quality" and IMHO awful sounds.
Beware of the Zildjian S series china - this thing actually sounds pretty decent.:)
 

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