In common with other percussion instruments, such as gongs, tambourines and drums, a cymbal is hit to produce its sound. A cymbal manufacturer will commonly make other metallic percussion instruments, like chimes and sleigh bells, but some of the best-known cymbal brands are specialists with this type of instrument only. An essential part of any kit drummer's equipment, there are four main types of cymbal and it’s common practice for any cymbal manufacturer to produce them all.

The first of these is the ride cymbal, which is the most gong-like type that offers the deepest tone. Secondly, the so-called crash cymbal is usually smaller than the ride. It is frequently hit hard for a dramatic effect. Like a miniature crash cymbal, but with much less sustain, is the splash cymbal. Finally, the hi-hat is, in fact, a pair of cymbals which need a special stand with a foot pedal and clutch to operate. Unlike other cymbals, the hi-hat is played rhythmically with the foot as well as being struck with a drumstick or brush. Any stockist of drumming equipment needs to have a choice of all of these sorts of cymbal, often with their sub-variants included, too. By using, traders in cymbals can keep abreast of the latest product offerings from up and coming cymbal brands.

For variation of sound, some cymbal manufacturers will grind grooves onto the surface of their products as well as employing other treatments. Occasionally, for instance, cymbals will have holes drilled into them to change their sonorous quality or have little metal pegs inserted into them for a greater shimmering sound. A cymbal manufacturer will usually be focussed on drummers as their key market, but this is not always the case. Hand held cymbals, produced for professional orchestras or marching bands, are another important product line that is worth considering.

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Black Pearl Series

Black Pearl series are designed to have a clear stick definition as Master Vintage...


Avedis Zildjian Company

Manufacturer of premium quality Cymbals and Drumsticks.Originally founded in 1623...


EBC Series

EBC Series consist from original and uniquely designed cymbals for today’s trending...


Bosphorus Cymbals Co.

Bosphorus Cymbals has established in 1996 by three master cymbal smiths, Hasan...


Gold Series

Handmade cymbals with a modern sound.These cymbals are bright, crisp and clean without...


Dream Cymbals EU Ltd.

Founded in 2006, Dream cymbals is committed to making high quality B20 cast cymbals...


Honsuy Percusion S.L.

Since 1963 to present day Honsuy is dedicated to the manufacture of percussion...

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