Cymbal Packs 2

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the March 2016 issue, which is available here.

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Zildjian A391 and Paiste PST7 Cymbal Packs

Could a prepack be for you? Here are two excellent options.

So you’ve never considered a cymbal pack before and generally like to purchase cymbals one at a time based on what your needs are at the moment? That’s totally understandable. But could there be some great advantages to buying a handful of cymbals at one time? Like anything that can be purchased in bulk, you’ll often get a better deal.

A major emphasis in my gear shopping this year has been on increasing variety, while being mindful of finances. When it came to cymbals, exploration was key in finding what sounds worked best for me. Would I lean more toward bright or dark tone…brilliant or rugged finishes…thin or heavy weights…? The answer was all of the above, and the best part was that I didn’t spend a ton of money in the process.

After acquiring two cymbal packs, Zildjian’s A391 and Paiste’s PST7, I started with eight cymbals, and then narrowed down my final selection to four cymbals, which comprised two models from each pack. The other four were sold online. Let’s take a look at each pre-pack.

Check out a video demo below.

Nate Bauman
 
For the complete review, check out the March 2016 issue, which is available here.
 

 
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