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Keep the neighbours happy with our favourite low volume cymbal sets, plus other low-decibel alternatives
When it comes to cymbals, nobody ever thinks about going for the quieter option. Nine times out of ten, you’re battling with a guitarist that won’t turn down or a diva-ish singer that won’t shut up. But what about when you’re trying to practice? In this guide we’ve got five low volume cymbal options for when you want to quieten down, as well as some alternative cymbal dampening gadgets, just in case you don’t want to shell out on practice-specific pies.
Low volume cymbals are often misunderstood. They’re a fairly new idea, but their practicality has quickly made them a desirable addition to any drummer’s arsenal. Granted, they might not be great for live performance, but low volume cymbals have many advantages over their full-frequency counterparts.
First of all, a set of low volume cymbals is obviously kinder on your ears. The removal of high frequencies thanks to thousands of tiny holes drilled into the surface of the cymbal will alleviate some of the abuse your eardrums take when you get behind the kit. Secondly, you’ll be able to play and practice more frequently, which is vital in order to improve your drumming. Most low volume cymbals tend to be on the smaller side too, which can help with your playing accuracy, and means they’ll take up less space.
Finally, although low volume cymbals are thinner than full-volume options, they offer a similar stick feel, meaning the techniques you work on at home should translate well to your regular cymbals.