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Chicago Drum Exchange has a huge selection of new and used cymbals. Throughout the year, we work with manufacturers to curate an incredible cymbal collection – from classics to custom-built cymbals. We also buy used cymbals and vintage cymbals from customers and are always interested in gear trades.
Traditional, warm sound in an extremely wide dynamic spectrum. Energetic, exploding attack and a louder response.
A classic SABIAN design, the RBDR puts out crisp sticking wherever your stick lands, from bow to unlathed bell. A hot, dark, simmering sound for all styles.
The ZBT Expander Set features a bright, intense sound that cuts through the mix and adds two additional sounds to your existing Set-Up. This pack includes an 18" ZBT Crash...
Unique light weight crash with an extremely dry and low pitched sound. Trashy overtones, soft response with a fast decay creating an overall "dryness."
The lighter version of the Vintage Pure Ride comes up with an outstanding dry stick response with hints of trash and darkness underneath. They have a distinctive raw and earthy...
The new Kerope from Zildjian draws upon all of Zildjian's rich history and cymbal-making expertise to bring forth the most authentic vintage K recreation to date. Each cymbal is meticulously...
Open and smooth. Full bodied responses. Controlled spreading. Nice bell definition for all around use.
Distinctive Flat Ride with a great presence. Big hammer marks enable the cymbal to sound dark and warm, yet soft and smooth. Long, sizzling sustain.
The Byzance Dark Spectrum Hi-hats feature a unique pairing, designed with Rodney Holmes' personal inspirations in mind. Solid, strong chick sound with tight stick response and plenty of presence.
Epoch Hi-Hat is heavy and dark, yet easily controlled and have a very clear and pronounced chick.
Custom Special Edition hi-hats are dark sounding, dry, and low-pitched.
High pitched and high volume with dry stick responses.
Istanbul cymbals are all hand crafted in Turkey. Traditional Series cymbals reflect a classic approach and sound. All traditionals are completely lathed on both the top and the bottom for...
The Epoch Crashes feature a deep, warm, but not overly complex crash with a quick decay due to their flatter profile.
Dry stick definition with warm and complex overtones. Mellow crash/ride capabilities.
A nice spread with great attack. Punchy and washy but still with a traditional feel.
Aggressive, brash attack with a complex spread. Trashy sound with an explosive response and long sustain.
Meinl's innovative and award-winning Generation X cymbals pave the way to a completely new world of revolutionary cymbals. These cymbals have sounds which are consciously different and aimed towards advanced,...
Pure brass cymbals with a great look and sound. 13" Hats, 16" Crash
The Paiste 22" Dark Energy Ride Mark II is a fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky...
The Paiste 22" Formula 602 Thin Crash is silvery, breathy, transparent. Fairly wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Soft shimmering and velvety feel.
The Paiste 21" Twenty Masters Collection Dark Dry Ride is dry, rich, silky and strong. Medium range, fairly complex mix. Very controllable and fairly dry feel. Silvery ping over rather...
The Paiste 22" Twenty Masters Collection Dark Ride is dark, warm, smoky and breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery...
The Paiste 22" Twenty Masters Collection Dark Crisp Ride is dark, crisp, warm, rich and open. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive feel, quick attack. A nice and crispy...