Round Sound Cymbals specializes in hand hammered cymbals. Everything we carry is hand hammered.
Turkish made and hand hammered cymbals have a long, glorious past and continue to be some of the best sounding cymbals available today.
There's nothing wrong with machine made cymbals. (We own several ourselves!!) They offer a consistent way to generate the same cymbal sound over and over.
Round Sound is here to focus on the hand hammered (often considered Turkish) 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 this is often done after much hand hammering has occurred.
We currently carry the following brands - Diril, Bosphorus, Istanbul Mehmet, Cymbal & Gong, PGB Artisan, Sabian, Murat Diril, Byrne, Dream, 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
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