Before, I was in the order ZXT Zildjian, Meinl One Of A Kind, and Paiste Twenty, all of 18 ".
At first I was satisfied, his faithful to the idea that I had made myself part of the paiste site. I had my big requirement for sound Chinese, and browsing the site paiste, there was only this that I really liked.
After a while of use, it has changed. It seems that this series needs a short break in period (CF my opinion on the crash 16 "). While at first I felt a little shy in volume, this has really changed. Now it is the correct amount, neither too weak nor too strong. Also, his sound palette is really big, now with a blend of exceptional tone for a global deal frankly unbelievable. A real instrument by itself. Moreover, most its tones are collectible in a set of cymbals and other percussion, no need to play it only for that account for his wealth. At home, she also vibrate the ground is the whole of the drumkit as soon as I play, it is part of my instrument.
Played repeatedly, it loses precision, but that's what I wanted on a Chinese. We always hear distinctly the impacts of course, but it produces a very pleasant background music. If you play it pretty quickly and gently, you can still get a sound, even with one hand (like around 180 to the eighth, playing doubles at the GC's going very well!) Anyway, it did Never has a tendency to invade the sound space, and it is a very good place especially for concerts in small venues.
Certainly I would do this choice, and to be honest, it exceeded my expectations. Before you have it, I envied the sound of Chris Adler. I was looking for a sound a bit different from hers, however, a little wetter than the Chinese. I had clearly in mind, and I must say that this cymbal has exceeded my expectations by offering me sound better than what I imagined, so I'm thrilled. I hope she will in time, but in any case, if I can financially I really think I would buy.
So to summarize, I have nothing to say about this product. It is possible that this is not the sound you want, but this cymbal is a fantastic instrument, and suddenly I even bought the crash 16 "after it.