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To add distinct sounds and layered tones to percussion, drummers use several types of cymbals in their drum kits. By using hi-hats or crash cymbals, they are able to produce a variety of sounds.

Hand-hammered cymbals have rich, low-pitched tones. Cymbals turned on a lathe give the drummer more tonal options. Cymbal packs provide an assortment of types, so drummers can find the sound they like the best. Choose from top percussion brands like Zildjan and Sabian.