5" FX Splash Bell Dark

5" FX Splash Bell Dark

We wanted to make a line of FX Cymbals and Bells with different tonal values than traditional cymbals while keeping the signature “CP look” as we have with all our metal products.

 

CP FX Cymbals

Bell: Thinner, hand-hammered

Body: Even thickness from bell to edge

Profile: Slight dome shape with flat edge

Material: Steel

-The stretched metal of the bell, due to hand-hammering, makes our bells not quite as loud as a traditional cymbal bell but still loud enough to cut through the mix.

-Our cymbals are not lathed or pressed with a hydraulic machine, they are hand-cut, hand-hammered and hand-shaped.

-Individually heat-treated to bring out the unique colors and tones of the metal.

 

Traditional Cymbals

Bell: Thick

Body: Gets gradually thinner as you get to the outer edge

Profile: Bowed/Arched

Material: Brass or Bronze

 

The Dark Series Splashes are 90% hammered with a ½” flat rim around the edge.  This hand-hammering process gives them their dome shape and creates a darker, richer tone compared to our Standard Splash Bells, which have a brighter tone. 

 

We feel these differing depths of tone are akin to piano keys, where the Standard Splash Bells are the white, major note keys and the Dark Splash Bells are the black, minor note keys.  Much like a piano, using the two Series together gives you a fuller spectrum of melodic note choices.

 

While having a more definite pitch than a traditional cymbal, our splash cymbals are not tuned to a specific note. This allows for more overtones to come through adding to the unique sound that only Creative Percussion can bring you.  Our splashes provide sonic opportunities, with a sound between a traditional splash and a chime, to combine with other cymbals or to stand alone as their own sole color. In addition to these great sounds, the coloring process will also add another dimension to your set up with an eye-catching design.

 

 

Stand out from the ordinary with CP FX Cymbals!  No two are exactly alike!

 

Looking for something with a more earthy texture?  Try our FX Ride Cymbals!

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