No drum kit is complete without a set of cymbals. Most drum sets contain at least four cymbals: the hi-hat, ride, and two crashes. We carry a wide selection of drum kit cymbals in Kansas City, from gongs to complete cymbal sets. Cymbals should sonically match the drum set or the style of music played. There are no rules and many drummers choose certain cymbals for effects or experimentation. The style of music and budget should be a key ingredient in making drum kit cymbal choices. Rock and high-volume music styles require larger crashes or brighter cymbals to cut through amplification. Playing other styles like Jazz and lower volume styles would call for warmer cymbals. Often hand hammered cymbals will blend into almost any musical style.