Cymbal manufacturers can provide you with listing of all the cymbal types and what kind of music genre each cymbal is best suited for. Just make sure that you know how the cymbal will sound before you buy online. Most websites that sell cymbals will provide you with an audio clip that will help you determine how a specific cymbal they are selling sounds like. Besides, you know that it’s really quite impossible to tell how a particular cymbal will sound just by looking at the photo.
The weight and the size of the cymbal as well as the material that it is made out of can have an impact on its sound quality. You need to know about the weight and the material of the cymbal you want to buy.
A mid-weight cymbal is the perfect cymbal for you to start out. This way, you can gauge the cymbal’s response to the type of drumming you do. Heavy cymbals will sound very different from medium or light weight cymbals.
Once you determined the weight of the cymbal you need, you can start playing the cymbals yourself. This is where you will start to identify the various sounds you create. So, you will eventually know what kind of cymbal will complement your type of music.
Heavy cymbals will have a brighter sound and will have a long sustain. Light cymbals will provide you with light sounds and less resonance.
If you play with rock music, then you will want to go for heavy rides and crashes in large sizes. If you are in to jazz or contemporary music with that acoustic feel, smaller and lighter cymbals will do.
These are the things that you need to remember when you are shopping for cymbals for your drum set. As you can see, it’s really very easy to find the perfect cymbal for your music. By knowing about the different cymbals available, you will be able to choose the right cymbal for your drum set and also for the type of music you play.