Written on: 11/07/2010
OK, i have owned the box set (22" ride, 18" crash 15" mastersound hats), and despite other people flaming on them, they actually sound pretty good. the ride is extremely heavy, and has an awesome bell, as well as bow. It also sounds pretty good crashed. the hats just flat out sound amazing. If you're looking for a metal sound, these hats are the way to go. My least favorite in the box set was the 18" crash. Believe me, it sounds good (for a sheet bronze cymbal), but it doesn't have much of a tone, it's loud or nothing. Also the paint chips off very easily, and though owning the set for only 8months, i cracked the crash (I use pro-mark 5BW's). If you're into metal, and use fairly lighter sticks, I would totally recommend these for you.