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Dream Contact 16 Crash

Dream Contact 16″ Crash Cymbal

$141.00

Every Dream cymbal is hand-made and hand-hammered, painstakingly created from fire, base metal and human spirit to create an individual masterpiece. The hand-craftsmanship of our master smiths is apparent in every Dream cymbal.

Each Dream cymbal or gong starts out as copper, tin, and other elements, mixed with years of mastery to cast the bronze disks. When sufficiently aged, each disk is repeatedly heated and forged by hammer into the primal shape of a cymbal. After careful tempering the instruments are again aged until it is time to bring out their voice.

Skillful hammering by a dedicated team of smiths results in a raw, dark-colored cymbal that is battered and scarred from countless precise blows. These will become exceptional musical offerings.

The next stage is the lathing of the metal surface. With every pass of the lathe worker’s knife, the visual and aural identity of each cymbal is revealed. An instrument with a fine new voice is literally born of bronze, fire, hammer and knife.

Next the cymbal will again rest and mature and have final hammering for some models, as well as polishing, matching and printing.

Launched in 2005, Dream cymbals is the partnership of passionate Canadian instrument designers and generations of Chinese gong smiths. This is the beginning of a new era of top quality instruments at prices any musician can afford.

Try one today and find out what your Dreams sound like.

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Product Description

The Contact series feature a shaped and slightly deeper profile with a relatively larger bell. The stick feel is very lively. The pitch is higher but still rich and warm. These are medium to medium thin cymbals that speak very easily. Faster and louder, these plates also have depth and complexity in the undertones and a shimmering wash that drives the sound forward and up at home, in studio or live situations.

Surface: wide deep lathing by hand
Bow: medium taper
Bell: larger, articulate, clear
Weight: medium to medium thin, very fast but solid response
Hammering: deep hammered hot and cold
Stick: very crisp and fast
Wash: higher pitch, medium long decay

These are powerful and bright but never thin sounding. They speak clearly with a full spectrum of overtones suitable for live work, recording and concert halls. The fast stick response translates as much of the player’s energy into sound, so you work less and sound bigger, richer. CONTACT crash cymbals have a full sustain, good projection and consistent, not overly long decay of the full overtone spectrum.

DREAM Cymbals and Gongs Inc. keep it simple. Their goal is to make the best sounding hand-made cymbals and gongs in the world, price them fairly and let the instruments speak for themselves. Better yet, let the instruments speak for you.

Owning a Dream cymbal is a relationship of discovery and innovation, creativity and loyalty. These are the instruments that allow you to explore what YOUR DREAMS sound like. Every one of their cymbals and gongs are hand-forged with ancient traditions of mixing fire and hammering bronze with craftsmanship to create a unique work of art, as individual and unique as your playing.

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