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Inspired by the traditional ‘bo’ percussion cymbals of ancient China, the modern china cymbal mixes the explosive energy of a crash with a trashy open wash. Designed to be played at maximum volume at all times, the china has become a common member of the average kit setup and a must-have item for players of heavy rock and metal who utilise its high-sustain sizzle as a dynamic alternative to a ride cymbals ‘ping’.

Unlike the generic bowed disc shape that most cymbals adhere to, the china cymbal has a unique design. It features an upturned edge and a cylindrical bell, so appears upside-down when mounted. China cymbals work very well when stacked with other effects cymbals such as splashes. By placing different cymbals under or on top of your china you can create some amazing and unique sounds.