Not your average splash.
By: Matt W. from Portland, OR
Your general opinion of this product.
Great for adding a unique sound to the mix. The only problem with uniqueness is that this isn't a very versatile cymbal.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Typical Zildjian quality.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
I like the quick oriental-splash effect it adds. The problem with effect cymbals in general is that there is the possibility of over-usage (unless you're going for a more experimental sound).
How is the tone?
Somewhat of a cross between a Chinese and a splash. Kind of a "thin", rapid decay sound.
Brilliant finish. The red lettering makes it stand out from traditional black ink. I suppose there's a slight risk of annoying people who increasingly take offense to the term "oriental".
Was this item an overall good value?
Runs about the same as a typical splash cymbal.