Metal Effects Series

In our search for alternative sounds, we just couldn’t find what we were looking for.

So, using our own twisted way of thinking, we decided to create what we wanted

in the Creative Percussion style!


The development of our Metal Effects Series, as well as our Modular System, started with our desire to design a system that could be added to and allow drummers the opportunity to truly customize their sound, in an affordable way.  The Metal Effects Series and the Modular System, combined, give you endless possibilities in sound!


The Hex Stax, Holey Hex Stax, and Hat Stax in our Metal Effects Series all blend incredibly well with the components of our Modular System, and were all designed with the future in mind.  Putting both lines together in an “a la carte” style, allows you to purchase individual pieces instead of wasting your money on unnecessary, duplicate parts.  This way, not only can we add to both collections, but you can affordably add and combine the pieces you want from both collections, to achieve the sound you’ve been looking for.  


We are always searching for the right materials and perfecting techniques to create our unique products to give you a better chance to find your own sound.


“I love the sound traditional cymbals make, but I was looking for something different.  Having a carpenter’s background and working with wood, not metal, I feel I had an advantage when creating the Hex Stax.  I didn’t have any rules or restrictions I needed to abide by, it was all up to me.  I simply wanted to create a different sound, and I did.  I put different ideas and processes to the test using, what we call here at CP, a “Kev-olution” process.  After a few prototypes, I got a better understanding of what I really wanted as an end result.  The creation of the Hex Stax was my first go-round with metal and I love how they turned out; exactly what I had envisioned.”

~Kevin Feeney, Creative Percussion Founder


Our Hex Stax were inspired by the simple thought of "I want something that sounds different."  The next thought was "I wonder what holes would do."  That was the beginning of a never-ending spark of inspiration for our Metal Effects Series and Modular System

When purchasing your Hex Stax and Holey Hex Stax, choose either a set of 3 layers of the same size, which are shown in the

Hex and Holey Hex Stax product selection


purchase a single layer of whatever sizes you want by purchasing from the

"a la carte" product selection.


Hex Stax give you a trashy sound with a great sharp attack.  It’s a sound unlike anything else in your drumkit.  It will stand out from the ordinary.  Hex Stax are available in odd sizes from 3.5" all the way up to 15".


Holey Hex Stax, as with a typical holey cymbal, give you a slightly lower volume and more of a trashy sound.  They also have a little less attack and a slightly higher-pitched, washier sound than our regular Hex Stax.  Holey Hex Stax are available in even sizes from 6" all the way up to 16".

You can use either choice as an accent or as a ride cymbal, they work in many ways.  The larger sizes can be put in a snare stand and used as a “hip-hop snare drum”.  The Stax deliver a different sound when using the tip of the stick vs the shoulder of the stick.  As you change the sizes, the pitch and volume will change as well.  The smaller the size, the higher the pitch, the lower the volume.


Combine them together to get the best of both worlds.  The sounds our Hex Metal Series delivers will cut through without being overpowering.  They are the perfect accent piece.  Have your sound your way because no two drummers are alike!

Hat Stax, we refer to as our "dirty ching-ring".  It can be added to your hi-hat or put on its own stand.  It's small enough to not get in the way but big enough to deliver a sound that will won't get lost in the mix.

Our Bow Tie and Teardrops Toppers give you a little extra attack and diversity depending on how you position and stack them.

Check out the Modular System HERE

Read Metal Effects Reviews HERE

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