What are the best new cymbals of 2018?


Every type of drummer had their pick of great cymbals in 2018, once again proving that we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to fantastic gear.

Cymbal manufacturing traditions may go back centuries, but as trends come and go, the cymbal brands are thinking ahead to ensure you have metals that are up to the job. 

That’s why this shortlist includes everything from effects and stacks, to unique models for lower volume situations, and cymbals boasting vintage sound and modern craftsmanship.

Cast your vote below!

Last year’s winner: Zildjian K Custom Special Dry

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Voting closes at midnight on 15 November 2018.

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