Hammerax Unveils Nice Brand Heavy Bell Cymbals
(mtebaldi | Posted 2010-12-05)
If you haven’t heard of Hammerax yet, just take a minute first and visit their website: www.hammerax.com. This American-based company makes one of kind, hand hammered cymbals and stick-playable hybrid instruments. Created in 2006 by John Stannard, who learned the mastering of metal-smithing on the island of Bali, Hammerax offers an extensive catalogue of products that were designed to push the boundaries of metal vibration-produced sounds. Their futuristic and beautiful look adds even more to their uniqueness.
Hammerax just announced the addition of a new line of cymbals for their catalogue. The Nice Bell cymbals. Featuring a loud, brilliant bell sound, the Nice cymbals were designed for mounting independently or upside down above another cymbal. The real difference between Hammerax’s Nice cymbals and other “pressed cups with a flat edge” – how they describe competitions’ equivalents - is that these bells feature deeply hammered grooves instead of lathe grooves. “These deep grooves add bright color to the sound… the main goal here was to create a pure sound which can cut through in many styles of music. This is not a mere cup but a true cymbal – formed completely by hammering. The weight is very heavy but the tone is pure with a long sustain, if struck hard”, said John Stannard, Hammerax president. “We aimed right from the start for the Nice brand to be more than just a pressed cup. We knew it had to have a proper bow and center cup. We tested many different profiles and cup combinations to get the best tone.” Best tone or not, the Nice bell cymbals can be viewed and heard in action on the following video, check it out and draw your own conclusions:
Hammerex Nice Bell cymbals are available in 6”, 7”, 8”, and 9.5”.
For more information, please visit www.hammerax.com