Best Budget Cymbal Packs in 2020
Whether you are looking for a pack of traditional cymbals for your drum set or want to try low volume ones for those long hours of practice, here you will find some of the best options and a very pretty decent price.
Check our selection of the best cymbal packs for less than $450!
Meinl HCS Cymbal Set
Meinl is a German company that has been making cymbals “by drummers, for drummers” since 1951. The quality of their cymbals is reflected in the materials used, with up to 6 different alloys that can offer the widest selection of basic sound characteristics.
In the case of this cymbal pack, we have a set specially designed for beginners: top and bottom 13” hihat cymbals, another 14” crash cymbal, and an extra 10” splash one with their own pair of drumsticks ready to start playing any music style, and at the best price possible!
- Made with durable brass alloy
- Includes a pair of sized 5A wood tip drumsticks
- With 3 online lesson videos from Mike Johnston included
Zildjian I Family Pro Gig Cymbal Pack
Avedis Zildjian, whose headquarters are placed in Massachusetts, is the world’s leading producer of cymbals, drumsticks and percussion mallets.
Their I Family series offers a more modern look and a brighter sound than other Zildjian collections, at a very reasonable price. Besides, with the Pro Gig pack you will get an extra crash cymbal to play any kind of music.
- 14″ hihat pair, 16″ and 18″ crashes and full 20″ ride cymbals
- Made of B8 alloy with a traditional finish
- Thinner weights design for a more expressive sound
Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbal Pack
Besides producing traditional quality cymbals, Zildjian also has the perfect solution for those who need to practice more silently and/or in small rooms: a set of cymbals that are an 80% quieter than traditional ones, but with the same authentic feel.
You can choose between 3 options of sets:
- 13″ and 18″ cymbals
- 13″, 14″ and 18″ cymbals
- 14″, 16″ and 18″ cymbals
All these pack options are available for less than $300, which makes this brand a good choice to consider if you need a pack to practice without disturbing anybody.
- 80% quieter than traditional cymbals
- Medium-thin weight brass material with a matte finish
- Different packs available for less $300
Sabian B8X Performance Set Cymbal Pack
The B8X cymbals have a sound tonality that only pure bronze alloy can produce. Hammered and hand lathed, Sabian offers the best of the brand’s quality in this pack of cymbals that are also hand tested by sound professionals before being delivered.
Their 2-year warranty will give you the peace of mind you need when investing your money in a nice pack of cymbals.
- Made of bronze for a brighter sound
- Hammered for a better projection than other cymbals
- Includes Sabian 2-year warranty
Sabian Quiet Tone Practice Cymbals Set
Sabian also has their own set of quiet cymbals for those practice sessions at a lower volume.
Made with durable metal alloy that respond like other traditional cymbals, with this pack you will feel the same playability but with a quieter sound, so you won’t have to change the way you play while practicing with these quiet tone cymbals.
- Made of resistant and durable metal alloy
- Two 14” hihats, 16” and 18” crashes and 20” ride
- Includes Sabian 2-year warranty
Paiste PST 7 Universal Cymbal Set
Another pack of cymbals made of bronze is this one by Paiste, a company that started back in 1901.
The PST 7 line is created to deliver a high quality sound design but with an affordable price, keeping a traditional look and feel for those drummers looking for a vintage touch on their cymbals pack.
- Made of CuSn8 (2002) bronze
- Two 14″ hihats, 16″ and 18″ crashes, plus 20″ ride cymbals
- Lathed by Swiss artisans
Arborea Silver Mute Cymbal Pack
With more than a hundred years of experience on their back, Arborea is a company that produces cymbals and gongs combining traditional manual craft and advanced technology.
This pack of cymbals is surprisingly affordable if you are in need of a low volume set for your practicing and quiet performances. A perfect solution to play for long hours avoiding ear fatigue.
- Two 14″hihats, 16″crash, 18″and 20″rides
- Made with resistant alloy that won’t dent
- Includes 3 cymbal locks and a cleaning cloth
Sabian B8X series are defined as “the highest quality entry level cymbals on the market”. No doubt, they offer high quality cymbals that are tested by professionals before being delivered. This set is made with hammered bronze for a brighter and a better sound projection.
- Hammered bronze material
- 2-year warranty