Regarding PDP pedals. This is from what I 've read about them, and the pictures on dealer websites etc. In my
opinion the're not as good as the Pulse
Pro Line. Go back to the Musician Friend website. In the search bar in the upper left hand corner, type pdp bass drum pedal. When the picture of the single pdp pedal comes up, click on "view larger photo". Take a very close look at the pedal. Now do the same thing with the Pulse
Pro pedal. You will see a ton of adjustments on the Pulse
pedal that just aren't there on the PDP. When you get one of the Pulse
pedals in your hand you will see even more adjustments and goodies.
Sabien Cymbals: I think the best way to pick a cymbal is to take one of your own cymbals & two stands with you to the music store. set up your cymbal.
Hit it a few times. Then put on a blindfold & hit all the other cymbals in the store. Any of them that sound good to you are set aside near your own cymbal.
Next, see how the new ones you've picked out sound with your old one. You will either find the ONE you really like OR you will not like any of them. The most important thing---NEVER look at whose name is on the cymbal. Who cares. Just pick the one that sounds right to YOUR ear. PS: Don't be afraid to leave the store without buying any. Find the one you really like. Good luck.