Impression Ranges

Traditional series

The Traditional Series is the most versatile of all our cymbals, representing our take on the epitome of a Turkish classic.

The signature sound of these cymbals is responsive and clean, and depending on the weight you can get from thin and dark to heavy and bright. Applicable to all genres and playing styles.

  • Hand Hammered B20 Bronze
  • Lathed Top and Bottom
  • Paper Thin to Heavy

Mixed Series

Alternating lathed and unlathed surfaces on top of the Mixed Series cymbals give you a mixed taste of both sounds and more control options to your playing.

Applicable workhorses to most situations, the unlathed patterns on these cymbals yield a bit more mid-focused sound and shorter decay. The raw bells are dark and inviting.

  • Hand Hammered B20 Bronze
  • Partially Lathed Top and Fully Lathed Bottom
  • Paper Thin to Heavy

Smooth Series

Wide lathing patterns give the Smooth Series a distinctive look and feel and the name implies the sound of these cymbals perfectly.

At home with a big band or jazz ensemble, the soft, controlled sound with good stick definition is musical and pleasant. Controlled sustain and dark crash tones are studio engineers’ favorites, too, and the fat hi-hat sound goes anywhere.

  • Hand Hammered B20 Bronze
  • Lathed Top and Bottom
  • Paper Thin to Medium

Dark Series

The Dark Series showcase the marks of pedantic hand hammering on the unlathed surface of the cymbals.

These cymbals provide excellent stick definition with a beautiful dark, raw sound. Short in sustain but full of energy and chic, the Dark Series is most welcome to playing situations requiring moderate levels of volume, though heavier ride cymbals in particular offer fabulous, controlled and cutting ping.

  • Hand Hammered B20 Bronze
  • Unlathed Top and Bottom
  • Thin to Heavy

Rock Series

Our Rock Series have a clean and crisp sound for additional cutting power with a polished surface for that eye-catching look.

A real all-around cymbal fit not only for rock, but anything from pop, country and gospel to the heaviest metal. Crashes have a shimmering warmth in their sound that brings your accents alive. Ride cymbals are by default a bit heavier for accentuated ping.

  • Hand Hammered B20 Bronze
  • Lathed Top and Bottom *
  • Polished Finish
  • Paper Thin to Extra Heavy

Jazz Series

As the name implies, Jazz Series includes our thinnest cymbals that are perfect for swinging and grooving.

These cymbals have a very soft feeling when played, with a shimmering response and stick sound bringing the instrument alive under your touch. The small sized bell lets the cymbal vibrate freely and the hi-hats have unlathed bottom sides for even better control.

  • Hand Hammered B20 Bronze
  • Lathed Top and Bottom
  • Paper Thin to Thin

Dry Jazz Series

The Dry Jazz Series is a raw, unlathed version of our Jazz Series, and applicable to all the same situations.

The dark and low tones in these cymbals are a dream come true for most drummers. The perfected stick sound and total control over smoky and raw bronze complete the journey to tonal heaven.

  • Hand Hammered B20 Bronze
  • Unlathed Top and Bottom
  • Paper Thin to Thin

Hard Series

Instead of lathing, the Hard Series are treated with sandpaper cleaning right after hammering, resulting in an earthy look.

The brighter, high pitched tones and shorter sustain make these cymbals ideal for high volume situations in rock and metal where multiple loud instruments fight for their air space. In medium weight ranges the dirty hi-hats provide controlled, yet full-bodied backbone to your beat.

  • Hand Hammered B20 Bronze
  • Sandpapered Top and Bottom
  • Thin to Heavy

X-Hard Series

Similar to Hard Series, the X-Hard Series are treated only with sandpaper after hammering. However, the hammering on these cymbals is much heavier and distinct, giving the sound an added dose of lively trashiness.

Very complex in their nature, the X-Hard are at home in diverse situations, from modern jazz to extreme metal – anything that requires a progressive approach to sound characteristics.

  • Hand Hammered B20 Bronze
  • Sandpapered Top and Bottom
  • Paper Thin to Heavy

Trash Series

The name tells it all: the Trash Series cymbals are excellent effects somewhere in the vicinity of splash-china or crash-china. The edge of the cymbal is hammered extremely thin, resulting in lively outline.

Perfect as standalone effect cymbals with fast trashy attach and fast decay, the Trash cymbals are also highly suitable components in stacks. Easily playable with bare hands, the crashes and splashes are a staple in percussionists’ sets, too.

  • Hand Hammered B20 Bronze
  • Lathed Top and Bottom
  • Paper Thin

Illuminati

Sounding modern and urban in this context, the Illuminati Series are partially lathed, partially polished on top for great looks on stage to go with the refined sound.

Due to their weight distribution, these cymbals sound lower and fuller than their weight suggests, yet offer a pronounced high pitch punch. Made for rock and metal, the fast attack of the crashes and the penetrating ping of the rides easily cut through layers of amplified guitars. The ride cymbals come equipped with a monster-sized bell by default.

  • Hand Hammered B20 Bronze
  • Partially Lathed Top, Fully Lathed Bottom
  • Polished Finish on Unlathed Top Area
  • Thin to Extra Heavy

Hollister

Effect cymbals sonically somewhere between traditional crash and china cymbals, the Hollister Series come pre-drilled with a varying number of holes to add trashiness to your accents.

These cymbals are characteristically dark with fast attack and medium decay. Larger sizes are well-suited to crash-riding your beat there and back.

  • Hand Hammered B20 Bronze
  • Lathed Top and Bottom
  • Optional Polished Finish
  • Paper Thin to Medium

Orchestral Cymbals

Our Orchestral Cymbals come in three flavors: symphonic cymbals, marching cymbals, and gongs.

Symphonic and marching cymbals come in pairs that can be used as clash cymbal pairs or as two separate suspended cymbals.

The vertically suspended gongs come raw and unlathed, with a polished finish.

Hand Hammered B20 Bronze
Symphonic and Marching: Lathed, Polished or Natural Finish
Gong: Unlathed, Polished Finish