Round Sound Cymbals was founded in Oakland, California by Jason Slota and is staffed by working drummers. We're here to focus on the hand hammered style of cymbal making. Hand hammering brings out characteristics unique to each cymbal and the resulting variations between two "identical" cymbals are what we love. Some of the companies we carry do employ some machine hammering, but the majority of the critical work is done by hand.
We currently stock the following brands -
Bosphorus, Byrne, Cymbal & Gong, Cymbal Cratfsman, Diril, Dream, Istanbul Mehmet, Leon Cymbals, Masterwork, Mongiello, Murat Diril, Paiste, PGB Artisan, Sabian, Timothy Roberts, and T-Cymbals. These companies make fantastic sounding instruments.
Hand hammered cymbals come in many shapes and sizes. As they are made by hand, they will all be unique in their sound and character. Some of the cymbals we have don't always fit in to what we (in the west) assume to be a properly made cymbal. Some of them will have edge "bends" or they won't sit "flat" on a table. These are not damaged cymbals. They were intentionally made this way. We are most concerned with sound and less concerned with how something looks. If it sounds good to your ear, then it is good!
We're always searching for new, interesting sounds. If you have something we need to hear or suggestions of companies you would like to see in our store, please let us know!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Please come visit us! Our showroom is open BY-APPOINTMENT only.
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