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Verdas
03-06-2008, 09:56 PM
I have alot of splash cymbals and I have heard hundreds of these things over the years. I just bought an 8" and a 12" Wuhan Splash cymbals and they are of the same quality as cymbals that are hundreds of dollars. Don't hesitate you are getting way more than you're moneys worth, trust me. Everyone should go and buy some.

You can find them on ebay for very cheap, very regularly. I bought mine there for $18 each, as a package of 2, and shipping was $10, so they cost me $23 each after shipping.

Obelisk
03-07-2008, 02:03 PM
Same with chinas...

I got a 16 and 18 for $40 - considering I spent more than $100 for my AA, and the 18" Wuhan was the choice for recording, you really can't go wrong (unless you buy one of the ones that explode after 3 days...)

Great value for the money, those Wuhans are.

sLarkin20
03-07-2008, 02:55 PM
I am a much bigger fan of their "effect" type cymbals, like their splashes and chinas, then I am of the other ones like crashes and hi-hats. Maybe it's just their cheap price or something, but I'd take a Wuhan splash or china over almost any other brand. Not so much on their rides/crashed/hi-hats though.

Panopticon
03-07-2008, 04:21 PM
the only wuhan i have that i slightly like is the 16" china i have that is cracked and has big gaping holes in it.

I like it because it sounds like a stack...is that a bad sign for wuhan?

lmldrummer
03-07-2008, 05:40 PM
i don't think anything's a bad sound for a wuhan tbh

billdrum
03-07-2008, 07:23 PM
I recorded some audio a while back featuring my 18" Wuhan China and my 8" and 12" Wuhan splashes. I'll post it again here so peeps can hear what they sound like.

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=5055443

Aaron
03-07-2008, 11:37 PM
I've got a few [20" Ride, 8"/10"/12" Splashes and a 12" China], they're great.

Damo
03-08-2008, 03:25 AM
I just bought an 8" and a 12" Wuhan Splash cymbals and they are of the same quality as cymbals that are hundreds of dollars.
Unfortunately, part of the reason they are cheaper is because they are NOT of the same quality as those from the bigger companies. The bronze is not of as high a quality and the manufacturing techniques and production steps are not as highly refined. This can be seen in the reduced durability of these cymbals overall.

Dont get me wrong, they are awesome cymbals for what you get, but to say they are the same quality as those that cost twice the price is not correct.

ant_182
03-08-2008, 03:33 AM
I'd love to try them out though. I'm more than happy with my oriental china. I want some more effects cymbals though, like another china or ozone/a custom effex crashes

sLarkin20
03-08-2008, 11:49 AM
I wouldn't agree either that they are of more "quality" then the more expensive cymbals, but their sound quality is on par with those more expensive ones, in my opinion. I'd much rather pay 20-30 dollars for a china instead of hundreds more for a sound that is very comparable.

mullets suk
03-08-2008, 01:50 PM
from what ive heard, i would never buy wuhans online.

ace76543
03-08-2008, 05:17 PM
from what ive heard, i would never buy wuhans online.

Used wuhans. If you get them from one of those ebay companies then they're fine.

Harrow
03-11-2008, 05:25 PM
I gotta say I love Wuhan's china cymbals. Going to the store to pick one of these cymbals out is like an adventure. They are insanely cheap so regardless of where you go the store always has a stack 5 feet high of these in all different sizes. The best part is setting up a stand and hitting them all and listening to how different they all sound. The range of sound between the cymbals regardless of size is pretty incredible, and I haven't had one break yet :o

Panopticon
03-11-2008, 08:41 PM
imo wuhans are pretty terrible.

The splashes have absolutely no presence. They sound so weak, as you can hear in bill's audio. I can see how some people may like the chinas, but they're not my thing at all. TOO trashy, too quick, too blech.

i haven't tried any hats, crashes or rides.

Aaron
03-11-2008, 09:15 PM
I disagree; their splashes are great. I'd prefer mine over HH/As anyday.

Verdas
03-11-2008, 10:21 PM
I got a remote hat, and I want to get some cheap hats for it. Aaron, have you tried the Wuhan hats? I am curious if they sound decent?

Aaron
03-11-2008, 11:06 PM
Nope, sorry; not tried hats or crashes.

Seafroggys
03-13-2008, 11:42 AM
I have a 12" splash, absolutly love it, gives me the sound I'm looking for.

SkaRabbit
04-23-2008, 01:46 AM
Buy 2 wuhan splashes 10" splashes. Put them together like hihats and you have an awesome effect hihat. i have these as spares on my kit.

CDelle
04-28-2008, 03:00 PM
I have a 12" splash, absolutly love it, gives me the sound I'm looking for.

Me too. I've been using mine for years as a primary crash (oddly enough) just cuz I can't afford a "real" crash. I love the sound of it, and mine sounds a lot different than what billdrum posted. I also have a 12" china that came bundled with the crash for like $30 which sounds decent.

TheBigMachine
04-29-2008, 05:15 AM
I'm definitely going to be buying some of these. I recently cracked a my eons old pst 3 - im broke as anything though. Natural choice until I get a job --> wuhan. Besides that, I need some more effects cymbals.

Inkstar
04-29-2008, 06:22 PM
I love Wuhan. Their splashes and china's are great. I've got an 18" China that sounded fantastic, then it cracked, and it still sounds awesome. Very trashy and quick, as you'd expect, but I'm still able to utilize it in my kit brilliantly.

Unforunately I haven't tried out their hats and crashes yet, but I do plan on it.

Wuhan's are such amazing value for money.

MonorailCat
05-19-2008, 12:00 PM
I'm gonna look into the 8" Splash.

pearl_srx
12-27-2009, 05:45 PM
Wuhan are pretty overrated... try out a k custom china and then compare...

If you are breaking them you suck at having any sort of touch, though

i think what people are saying is they arent intended to even match or surpass the higher brand of cymbals, but they sound great for what they are, and because of the shape of chinas they take a hell of a beating and will eventually crack regardless of finesse if you really want to open the tone of the cymbal, and because of the lower quality materials they will definitely crack before a k,z, or a,...if you cannot afford a higher brand at the time a wuhan is a great way to go...

Aaron
12-28-2009, 05:30 PM
Wuhans are great for the price and I still use my 12" splash regularly.

fishbulb
12-29-2009, 11:50 AM
I still use the 18" china i got for $15. Thank you MF stupid deal of the day!

sLarkin20
12-29-2009, 01:40 PM
Hi old thread

Seafroggys
12-29-2009, 01:40 PM
Wuhans are great for the price and I still use my 12" splash regularly.

same here.

I bought that 12" splash early 2005 (I was still in high school), still works great to this day! Paid about $13 for it.

Alan Death
02-15-2010, 05:51 PM
I love the 18 and 20 chinas, those things are beasts.

Charlie Chaplin
03-19-2010, 12:30 AM
Trivium:

Wuhan cymbals are manufactured by a Chinese factory that also produces, among other things, metal shaped for the assembly of tractors and other farm machinery.

Jeffs Carrot
03-26-2011, 01:23 PM
I'm still using mine without any problems

Some of them really have a K/HHX vibe for 1/8" the price

BoneT
03-27-2011, 10:56 AM
I'm using a 16" Wuhan crash in this video (it's the shinier one on the left) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNp6I7KDYpY

If I didn't tell someone that crash cost $35, I doubt anyone would know it wasn't one of the high end Zildjians that make up the rest of the cymbals there.

Jeffs Carrot
03-28-2011, 12:00 PM
Great clip there J

That's a perfect example of how well those cymbals blend and project

jtorre
05-22-2011, 05:06 PM
i like wuhan, but I prefer the old tried and true Zildjians.

Det_Nosnip
07-17-2011, 11:11 AM
Eh, everything has its place.

Speaking of "bang for the buck": Dream Cymbals plug. ;)

Matter
07-17-2011, 02:56 PM
Eh, everything has its place.

Speaking of "bang for the buck": Dream Cymbals plug. ;)

Yes, they just got a whole bunch into my local music shop, although the Dream Bliss cymbals seemed so thin I would crack those in no time...tried a few of the Contacts, I likes those much better. Great prices as well.

Aaron
07-17-2011, 04:22 PM
They're pretty hit and miss. My mate had a 24" Bliss in the medium territory, and it was pretty clunky. Weighted on one side so it rotated on the stand back to the same spot.

Det_Nosnip
07-19-2011, 10:43 AM
Yes, they just got a whole bunch into my local music shop, although the Dream Bliss cymbals seemed so thin I would crack those in no time...tried a few of the Contacts, I likes those much better. Great prices as well.

Well, they cater to lower volume playing. I'm probably going to pick up a ride of theirs and maybe a pair of hi-hats for a jazz kit I'm putting together. Can't beat the price!

Jeffs Carrot
09-15-2011, 11:16 PM
They are amazing cymbals

I tried a 24" paper thin ride and I have to buy one now