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Splash Cymbal

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Splash Cymbal

Description

Splash Cymbal for Hire

A splash cymbal is a small cymbal used for an accent in a drum kit as well as ensemble use. The name "splash" gives quite an idea as to how the cymbal sounds, the word rhyming with crash but a literal splash (in water) being very small. The normal function of a splash cymbal is to provide a short, often highly syncopated accent. For their size, they are hit relatively hard to produce a quick attack and decay. They tend to have little taper so as to provide the necessary strength for this, the bell being little thicker than the rim, with the inevitable result that the tone has little richness.