China Cymbals

China Cymbals

The origin of this type of cymbal can be traced back to the gong both in sound and shape, hence its name China cymbal. China cymbals are designed to create a dark, crisp, trashy, and explosive tone.

China cymbals characteristically have a bell that is cylindrical or conical in shape, an outer rim that is flipped in the opposite direction, little or no change in thickness from bell to rim, and an unpolished area that includes the inside of a bell. Although most china cymbals have these characteristics, others do not. When used in a drum kit, china cymbals are usually mounted bell down.

  • Sabian

    Sabian B8 Mini Chinese 14"

    MSRP: $132.00
    $75.00
    Start with the right cymbals and you'll always look and sound your best regardless of the venue. Your bandmates, your audience and your board mixer will appreciate it when you hit the stage or the studio with Sabian cymbals as part of your drum kit. A...
    MSRP: $132.00
    $75.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian Xs20 18" Chinese

    MSRP: $268.00
    $159.00
    An 18" cymbal inspired by shape and sound of the ancient Chinese gong, but totally modernized for today's rock-focused, no-holds barred drummers. With its nice size and heft, the Xs20 Chinese steps it up a notch with a raw, somewhat nasty response that's...
    MSRP: $268.00
    $159.00