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    Long and mcquade is slowly starting to stock Wuhan Chinas. The 12" is $60, and the 22" is....$315.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyByNight View Post
    Long and mcquade is slowly starting to stock Wuhan Chinas. The 12" is $60, and the 22" is....$315.
    I was shocked at those prices until I saw you were in Canada...I didn't convert the prices to see but you can get new 12" Wuhans for $25 US easily (not counting lower sales). I really hope $60 in Canada is not close to $60 here because that is terribly high if so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcs90 View Post
    I was shocked at those prices until I saw you were in Canada...I didn't convert the prices to see but you can get new 12" Wuhans for $25 US easily (not counting lower sales). I really hope $60 in Canada is not close to $60 here because that is terribly high if so.
    $60 is about $45 US

    $315 is about $236 US

    Still very high.
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    On amazon canada, 13" hi hats are $260, and a 16" china is $106
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    Are the prices of bigger brands like Zildjian, Sabian, Meinl, etc also higher, or are they closer to normal US pricing? It almost seems like you'd be better off just getting a china from Sabian for example...obviously if the Wuhan is the sound you're after this post is pretty pointless haha. I just know most people like Wuhans because of their price point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcs90 View Post
    Are the prices of bigger brands like Zildjian, Sabian, Meinl, etc also higher, or are they closer to normal US pricing? It almost seems like you'd be better off just getting a china from Sabian for example...obviously if the Wuhan is the sound you're after this post is pretty pointless haha. I just know most people like Wuhans because of their price point.
    I ordered a 16" online yesterday. Sabian prices are actually better here. The HH raw bell dry ride is $405 on the GC website, and $335 on LM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyByNight View Post
    I ordered a 16" online yesterday. Sabian prices are actually better here. The HH raw bell dry ride is $405 on the GC website, and $335 on LM.
    Nice, that's a pretty big difference!

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    I have a 16" Wuhan china had it for 15years and its still amazing. I got if free from GC and was a bit skeptical. Last month I got a 8" splash and again has not disappoint

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    I used to have a 12" Wuhan china but I sold it along with the rest of my gear. Big mistake
    Why? Because two weeks ago, I intended to buy a new 12" but whereas my old one sounded trashy and mean, the new 12" chinas (I tried all they had in stock) all sounded like hitting gramps old bed-pan...
    So...I bought a 14" instead. A little louder, messier, trashier etc. Happy as a kid on christmas
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellride View Post
    I used to have a 12" Wuhan china but I sold it along with the rest of my gear. Big mistake
    Why? Because two weeks ago, I intended to buy a new 12" but whereas my old one sounded trashy and mean, the new 12" chinas (I tried all they had in stock) all sounded like hitting gramps old bed-pan...
    So...I bought a 14" instead. A little louder, messier, trashier etc. Happy as a kid on christmas
    I've found that some of them sound better the longer you play them. Almost like they need to be broken in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyByNight View Post
    I've found that some of them sound better the longer you play them. Almost like they need to be broken in.
    I thought the same thing when I used a complete "S" series Wuhan set of cymbals for rehearsals with a band several years ago.

    I think we just got used to them.
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    I have some of the Wuhan S cymbals and really like them. I think they were one of wuhans better sounding cymbals.
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    I liked the 16" China so much I went to SA for a closing store sale. I bought a 12" Wuhan China for $27 mounted it! Sounded like a metal trash can rolling down the street. I sold it a week later for $20. I also picked up a 8" splash the jury is still out on that one. Sometimes sounds great other times a little tinny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyByNight View Post
    I've found that some of them sound better the longer you play them. Almost like they need to be broken in.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    I thought the same thing when I used a complete "S" series Wuhan set of cymbals for rehearsals with a band several years ago.

    I think we just got used to them.
    IDK, I think there may be some truth behind it. Cymbals are malleable metal and their "tuned" sound comes from manipulation of internal tensions through hammering, forming and the shape. The more a cymbal is played and vibrates, those tensions may work toward equilibrium and/or "settle in". This could conceivably cause it to mellow and the harsh overtones to be reduced. I could see where all new cymbals may go through this, but it could be that cheap ones like Wuhan that are thin and not as refined in terms of tuning would be more noticeable. FWIW, I bough all new Wuhans last year, and there is no doubt in my mind that they have changed in sound. Much smoother now.

    Or......it could be all mental....
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellride View Post
    I bought a 14" instead. A little louder, messier, trashier etc. Happy as a kid on christmas
    I use a 14 and an 18 in my current set-up............both great.
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    I also agree, these cymbals are made in mass quantity so I'm sure some fall under the radar. Maybe just got a bad apple. Some of these other cymbal companies pride themselves on each cymbal is handmade and no two are alike. If this is true maybe one cymbalsmith does more refining than the other so I can see some imperfection.. IDK just speculating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    IDK, I think there may be some truth behind it. Cymbals are malleable metal and their "tuned" sound comes from manipulation of internal tensions through hammering, forming and the shape. The more a cymbal is played and vibrates, those tensions may work toward equilibrium and/or "settle in". This could conceivably cause it to mellow and the harsh overtones to be reduced. I could see where all new cymbals may go through this, but it could be that cheap ones like Wuhan that are thin and not as refined in terms of tuning would be more noticeable. FWIW, I bough all new Wuhans last year, and there is no doubt in my mind that they have changed in sound. Much smoother now.

    Or......it could be all mental....
    My Wuhans have changed in sound. The 8" splash still sounds the same, but the 10" is very low pitched. I think my China is starting to sound worse though. I get a big low overtone now. It wasn't there when I first got the cymbal.
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