By Andy Doerschuk Published July 15, 2010
What sounds like a western-made cymbal, looks like a western-made cymbal, plays like a western-made cymbal, but isn’t a western-made cymbal? The Chinese-made Stagg brand, that’s what. Over the past decade the company has been shattering preconceived notions of what Chinese cymbals sound like as they’ve introduced one new line after another. Their latest market launch is the BTX line, a range of entry-level sheet-cut cymbals made of B10 bronze (90 percent copper and 10 percent tin). Every step in the process is executed by hand, from hammering to tuning. Expect a full roster of rides, crashes, hats — the works — at retail prices that make you look twice. Simply Stagg … ering!