I'm going crazy back and forth over this so Im asking for some help now please, I want to surprise John with an awesome cymbal or two or a pack. Basically right now he's putting up with some battered old ones that are no good really, I'll prob buy from this website as I've bought from there before and they are easy to deal with and fast:http://www.gak.co.uk/en/box-sets
My budget is only £200 so I can buy a budget pack OR one or two really great cymbals that hes less likely to be replacing in a year or two. I thought the Zildjian 20" Crash of Doom sounds awesome because itd be a really good cymbal and a special one that he'll keep for years, whereas he'll be replacing a cheap pack within a year but I know how much that would benefit him for right now! The only thing is I'v read some reviews saying that the Crash of Doom is not so great with high volume metal because it doesnt cut through? The music he plays atm is extremely loud, bassy and heavy, sludge doom, but it seems good for atmospheric quieter bits?
If you were a drummer not long started out but serious and someone had £200 to spend on you, what would be your ultimate gift?