A beautiful compromise between traditional and flat profiles
Jun 23, 2013
This is the cymbal I have always dreamed of. It has the low fundamental of a great jazz cymbal with a hint of wash. What makes this so special is the overhammering dries this out to the point that it can pass for a flat ride.
I love the stick definition, and more importantly the control that it allows. I have some cymbals that are so light that they practically oscillate when played in fast patterns and get get away from you. This one is more stable and controllable.
It has a light attack so it does not project. For my purposes that is a major plus. Also, the sustain is relatively short. Not abruptly so, but has a moderately rapid decay. Still, you can crash or accent with it. The small bell is weak, but usable.
One final thing I love is there are no weird spots on this cymbal. My 24" K Constantinople Light Ride (no longer made) has frequency zones in which it can sound metallic. This one, though, has a woody stick click that is to die for.
If you play lightly amplified or acoustic music this cymbal merits consideration. I do recommend that you try this model in person because they vary. I had to try a few before I found the one I kept.
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