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    Cymbal Weight Guide

    Cymbal Sizes (measured in inches)

    Cymbal Weights (measured in grams)

     

    22”-

    extra light….........1900-2100g

    light......................2100-2300g

    medium light…....2300-2500g

    medium…............2500-2800g

    medium heavy…..2800-3100g

    heavy…................3100-3500g

    very heavy…........3500 and up

     

    20”-

    extra light…........1570-1735g

    light…..................1735-1900g

    medium light…....1900-2066g

    medium….............2066-2314g

    medium heavy…..2314-2561g

    heavy…................2561-2892g

    very heavy…........2892 and up

     

    18”-

    extra light….........1272-1405g

    light…...................1405-1539g

    medium light…....1539-1673g

    medium….............1673-1874g

    medium heavy…..1874-2075g

    heavy….................2075-2342g

    very heavy…........2342 and up 

     

    How do cymbal weights and cymbal sizes affect sound?   

    More metal means more volume, a slower response and a longer sustain.  The pitch rises, as weight increases.  A thicker cymbal produces fewer overtones and has a narrower frequency range.  Thinner cymbals tend to be darker in pitch with a shorter sustain and more complex overtones.