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grandpascorpion
03-08-2005, 12:26 PM
Hey folks,

I have heard quite good things about their value (good quality, dirt cheap price). Has anyone used them and if so, which models?

Thanks.

goulash32
03-08-2005, 12:51 PM
I bought a 16'' Wuhan Chinese a couple years back. The sound was a little too rigid (as in not trashy enough) for my tastes, but I scored it for under $100 CAD. Try it out in the store first before you make any decisions.

morgenthaler
03-08-2005, 12:57 PM
Sound: Yay! Durability: Nay.

But pound for pound I think they are worth it. Have 3 myself.

cjcdrums
03-08-2005, 01:04 PM
Yep. You should have made a poll! I've got the 18".

Holand
03-08-2005, 01:20 PM
I've got a 16" chinese and love it, I think it's trashy as hell and haeven't cracked it yet...
Planning on bying a 18"

yyzke
03-08-2005, 01:50 PM
I've got a 19" chinese (cracked) plenty of trashiness to it

woulfer
03-08-2005, 02:11 PM
I have used their china's, from 12" to 18". I have also used their s-series crashes. I've had the 16, 18, and 19" crashes. They are great for the price. They are cast cymbals for the price of Zildjian ZXT sheet cymbals. I've even done a few sessions with them and they record nicely.

grandpascorpion
03-08-2005, 02:14 PM
Thanks for the feedback (Yep, this was suited for a poll)

Tama3186
03-08-2005, 06:10 PM
yay to wuhan

IronCobraMan
03-08-2005, 11:57 PM
i got 3 wuhans on my kit :D ...not counting my 2 other chinas .... so thats 5 chinas out of 7 cymbals (not counting ride and hats) :D:D:D



so like.... YAY!

Trencherman
03-09-2005, 02:37 AM
Neil Peart was a big fan of Wuhans before he moved to Sabian. I don't know of anyone else who used/uses them, but they sound totally awesome on his recordings (thanks to the engineer + producer, no doubt...). And I'm amazed at the price too! T

drummaman1
03-09-2005, 05:02 AM
Wuhans are THE China cymbal!!!!

22" Baby!

I love the wind gong too...I hope to get one soon.
Once you hear a Wuhan china, every other china pales in comparison.

vdreignsuponus1
03-09-2005, 02:32 PM
ive got my little 12" china on the left. that things got a couple of cracks in it, but ill say yeah! they cost next to nothing and they arent that bad of cymbals, IMO!

C.J.
03-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Mike Terrana used to play Wuhan back when he was with Tony McAlpine, they sounded good. Yay I guess...

Mick, mack, oreo's and tea,
Me.

grandpascorpion
03-10-2005, 01:32 PM
I just ordered three Wuhan cymbals for $45 (including shipping!) from Amazon. (A trad. splash, a rock splash and a 12" China)

vdreignsuponus1
03-10-2005, 02:09 PM
like i said, they cost next to nothing!

D. Slam
03-10-2005, 11:26 PM
Hey folks,

I have heard quite good things about their value (good quality, dirt cheap price). Has anyone used them and if so, which models?

Thanks.

Grandpa, I have a 12" Wuhan china... Extremely trashy!!! $15.00 brand new! I also have a 10" splash, $10.00 brand new! The spalshes sound great but crack very easily. The thing is, they continue to sound good even after they crack! No problems with the china. The sound from one cymbal to the next is very inconsistant, so make sure to really go through them at the store until you've found the one(s) you like.

D.

luke
03-11-2005, 02:49 AM
There good sounding chinas, iv'e never heard any other types of cymbals by wuhan, i have a 24" china, it's crazy, i love the sound.

D. Slam
03-11-2005, 11:33 AM
There good sounding chinas, iv'e never heard any other types of cymbals by wuhan, i have a 24" china, it's crazy, i love the sound.

I know they make 10 and 12" splashes also.

guten666
03-11-2005, 02:59 PM
I've played both 18' and 16' crashes through my school and can honestly say they suck. They're cheap as **** cuz they soumd like ****. I've broken 2 wuhans , cuz the metal is too thin, DO NOT PAY

drumzalicious
03-13-2005, 01:15 PM
they are good for the money..
at least they have a 1 year warranty.

D. Slam
03-13-2005, 03:35 PM
I've played both 18' and 16' crashes through my school and can honestly say they suck. They're cheap as **** cuz they soumd like ****. I've broken 2 wuhans , cuz the metal is too thin, DO NOT PAY

Guten is right, but they aren't all like that. They are very inconsistant from one cymbal to the next. One can sound really bad, while another just like it can sound really good. The Chinas are cool but the splashes seem to crack quite easily... But no sound is lost! Strange cymbals... I put a 10" splash on top of an inverted china and it sounds trashy killer!

They're cheap, so I think the cost vs. potential danmage is worth checking the cymgal out for sure. You just have to take the time to go through them until you find one that sounds good. If you crack it, go pick up another one for 10, 15 bucks.... No great loss.

D.

vdreignsuponus1
03-13-2005, 03:59 PM
exactly D. Slam!:)

Markdude465
03-14-2005, 10:06 AM
I just ordered three Wuhan cymbals for $45 (including shipping!) from Amazon. (A trad. splash, a rock splash and a 12" China)

:eek: H011y $h!7!!1 w00t!!1 That's... increadible!

i got 3 wuhans on my kit ...not counting my 2 other chinas .... so thats 5 chinas out of 7 cymbals (not counting ride and hats)

Wow, you like chinas :D

drummaman1
03-14-2005, 12:24 PM
I've played both 18' and 16' crashes through my school and can honestly say they suck. They're cheap as **** cuz they soumd like ****. I've broken 2 wuhans , cuz the metal is too thin, DO NOT PAY


What do you want a china cymbal to sound like? IMO, Wuhans are the standard by which all other China cymbals are judged. I only have a Paiste china (of non-Wuhans I own), when I want a china that sounds more than a crash cymbal. I've heard recordings where you can't tell the china apart from the other cymbals. Is that the kind of homogeneity that you want from your cymbals?

We don't expect a Cavalier to perform like a Bentley, so don't expect your Wuhans to sound like your fav cymbals, whatever line they may be*. They are not THAT much of a dent in your wallet, and as I said before, the sound is like no other!

What I've noticed is...cymbals that are sold through schools, if they are not careful (usually 90% of the time), they sell the cymbals to the schools as something for the kids to play, that may or may not sound great, but sound decent. The local music store is the way to go for your own equipment...you can gather opinions on cymbals that either are or will be your favorite. You may get the bonus political discussion, like at my local music store. :)

*need to clarify - I am not comparing Wuhans to Cavaliers..or at least not trying to.

Casey K
04-07-2005, 08:49 PM
12" splash and china. mine came with one year warenty.
They Lasted the year.
Get them Get them Get them Get them Get them Get them Get them !!!!!!!!!!!

schecter diamon
04-11-2005, 07:06 PM
I wonder why they're so cheap though. I have a 12'' china. It's adorable.

DavidPartay
04-11-2005, 08:55 PM
I have a 20" Meinl Byzance China, and it's fantastic.

I agree that Wuhan make great, trashy Chinas though.

But my Meinl rocks my world more than any Wuhan ever did though :p

cjcdrums
04-11-2005, 09:55 PM
I also am in love with Mienl, and recently Paiste.