Cymbals are some of the basic percussive instruments for musicians. These metallic disks are round, and make an indefinite pitch when played. Cymbals are used in a variety of genres and in bands of many sizes from a full sized orchestra, to a three man rock band to a high school marching band.
The average drum kit uses at least three cymbals: the suspended cymbal and two hi-hat cymbals.
Some of the most trusted brands in cymbal manufacturing are Zildjian cymbals, Sabian cymbals and Meinl cymbals. These cymbal purveyors are likely to start off a beginner's kit right. Learn more with our Cymbals 101 guide.
Cymbals Catalogs available for download:
Meinl Cymbals Catalog
Sabian Cymbals Catalog
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Sabian's Vault Artisan Traditional Symphonic is the new voice in orchestral hand cymbals.
Meinl Soundcaster Cymbals are built to endure extreme situations for hard rock, heavy hitting drummers.