I am in the midst of changing my cymbal set-up. All the Zildjians
I have are ZBT and will be upgraded to A or K's in the very near future. I also have two very cheap stagg splashes that I like the sound of but may change to Zildjian
And a Zildjian
ZXT Titanium splash, a K dark splash which I will keep.
here is my current cymbal arrangement;
S Bright HH
S thin crash
medium crash, 20" ride,14" thin crash,20" china,6" K dark splash,6" zxt Titanium splash.
2x 6" Stagg splash
I understand why some drummers prefer same brand cymbals but personally I have no qualms about mixing them up a bit according to what sound they produce.
I have considered many other brands: Meinl
,Sabian,Paiste,Bosphorous,Saluda- all these are possibilities, I will get what sounds good to me and which is most affordable.