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Old 12-10-2008, 06:27 PM
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Default New Hammerax cymbals

I just snagged 2 New Hammerax crash cymbals from the drum shop, (Damn That line of credit) Anyway, they had been there quite some time, and I kept trying them out so they offered me the pair at over $100 off their price, SOOOOOOOOO. here they are.
an 18" hammerax Indigo Ultra dark crash with 2 rivets and a 20" Indigo dark crash with 2 rivets.

They sound absolutely amazing. very dark and shimmering. and highly explosive when laid into, which I don't do as they are paper thin.
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Those looks nice. They are made right here in my backyard but the owner won't let anyone tour the facility. I was going to do a pictorial, but he said no. Love the finish.
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:55 PM
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One of the best cymbals that I've seen! I hope they sound as good as they look. Do you know what kind of bronze these are made off?
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:58 PM
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One of the best cymbals that I've seen! I hope they sound as good as they look. Do you know what kind of bronze these are made off?
I Really am not sure, I know they sound great and that sold me. I'll try and get some sound clips up.

And Gruntersdad, that sux..You'd think he'd want the publicity, maybe it's an insurance liability?
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Interesting. How do they sound different from, err....normal cymbals?
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:33 PM
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I Really am not sure, I know they sound great and that sold me. I'll try and get some sound clips up.

And Gruntersdad, that sux..You'd think he'd want the publicity, maybe it's an insurance liability?
I recall GD posting a thread on these about a year ago and that's how I first heard of them. I'm not surprised the maker wouldn't want photos out as they probably do lots of proprietary stuff there.

I would love to have some of these cymbals. I can't believe you got such a good deal on them. Great job!
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Thanks DMC, I was surprised they let em go for that much off too.

and KC, is hard to describe.....they are very dark and a longgggg shimmer, almost like hitting a 20" ultra thin gong.lol. The closest I can think to describe it would maybe be a cross between a crash and a china.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:35 PM
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Great additions Peter!

From what I`ve heard these Hammerax cymbals sound awesome! I`d like a 22" one...I like the thin, trashy and powerful sound of those.

Generally new companies like Hammerax or Factory Metal seem to succeed impressively on today`s market. Yeah, time for some innovations and new sounds I guess. Our experimental society!

Congrats mate, have fun with these beauties. Btw, from what alloy are they made?

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Wow, those are wild! They look like they're made on another planet. I can't wait to hear some sounds.

What a deal, too...congrats!
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:50 PM
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Hope they sound better than they look, an acquired taste methinks.
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lol, yes they sound really nice......and explosively loud when you lay into em.
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Wow, those are wild! They look like they're made on another planet. I can't wait to hear some sounds.

What a deal, too...congrats!
They do look pretty far out, very unlike your typical ho-hum Sabian/Zildjian/Paiste etc. etc. stuff. I would love to try some out but music stores in our area are way to conservative to carry anything so exotic. I'm amazed they'd just be sitting in a drum store for Drumsword to pick them up. He is lucky indeed.

Drumsword, if you ever get tired of having either one of these crashes, let me know and I'd be happy to take it off your hands for a fair price.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:32 AM
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I think they rock... so many I'd like to try.

It kind of looks like a pancake, bubbling on the griddle.
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They do look pretty far out, very unlike your typical ho-hum Sabian/Zildjian/Paiste etc. etc. stuff. I would love to try some out but music stores in our area are way to conservative to carry anything so exotic. I'm amazed they'd just be sitting in a drum store for Drumsword to pick them up. He is lucky indeed.

Drumsword, if you ever get tired of having either one of these crashes, let me know and I'd be happy to take it off your hands for a fair price.
If I part with either one, you'll have first dibs my friend.
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They do look pretty far out, very unlike your typical ho-hum Sabian/Zildjian/Paiste etc. etc. stuff.
Ho-hum? Personally, I like the way my Paistes look... that being said, these are something else. Definitely turn some heads at gigs I would think.
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:23 PM
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I think they rock... so many I'd like to try.

It kind of looks like a pancake, bubbling on the griddle.

roflol. Yes that they do.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:03 PM
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and highly explosive when laid into, which I don't do as they are paper thin.
I do because mine are as thick as the armour on a tank :p. Nevertheless they are definetly very nice cymbals, even if they're not really my sort of thing.
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HAMMERAX SEZ...HEY THANKS EVERYONE !
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YES NO TOURS- WE DISCUSSED LAST YEAR. PRIVACY, SAFETY, ETC.
SEVERAL ALLOYS- ALL NEW. NOTHING USED IN THE PAST. DESIGNED FOR RICH SOUND AND TOUGHNESS.
REGARDING THE TWO I SEE HERE- I REMEMBER THOSE. THE 20 IS RARE BUT THE 18 IS PERHAPS ONE OF A KIND. WE USE A DIFFERENT CUP PATTERN NOW.
I THINK THAT WAS A PROTOTYPE.
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:35 AM
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So what is new and unique about the alloys? Are we talking some kind of variation on the well known age old Turkish B20 bronze alloy or something more like B8 or B15 etc... Very interesting looking pies... kind of like something off the set of the Lord of the Rings movies meets bronze cymbals.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:04 AM
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So what is new and unique about the alloys? Are we talking some kind of variation on the well known age old Turkish B20 bronze alloy or something more like B8 or B15 etc... Very interesting looking pies... kind of like something off the set of the Lord of the Rings movies meets bronze cymbals.
The last one could be a shield from "300".
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HAMMERAX SEZ...HEY THANKS EVERYONE !
A FEW POINTS-
YES NO TOURS- WE DISCUSSED LAST YEAR. PRIVACY, SAFETY, ETC.
SEVERAL ALLOYS- ALL NEW. NOTHING USED IN THE PAST. DESIGNED FOR RICH SOUND AND TOUGHNESS.
REGARDING THE TWO I SEE HERE- I REMEMBER THOSE. THE 20 IS RARE BUT THE 18 IS PERHAPS ONE OF A KIND. WE USE A DIFFERENT CUP PATTERN NOW.
I THINK THAT WAS A PROTOTYPE.
VERY DARK.
Please keep an eye out over the next few months. Nice things will appear on website.
www.hammerax.com.
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Sweet, I own a prototype..........OK, Bidding will start at.... ;)

just kidding, I absolutely love the sound of it.
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:29 AM
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The whipcrash just screams "METAL!!!!". I could forsee a set of those instead of Rude or Z-custom crashes.
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That Liquicy cymbal made me shiver, it sounded so awesome! What kind of prices are these going for?
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:43 AM
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That Liquicy cymbal made me shiver, it sounded so awesome! What kind of prices are these going for?
Check them out on Musician's Friend.

I wish they made "normal" cymbals, like rides. Maybe the Liquicies are their version of a ride?
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:14 AM
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Check them out on Musician's Friend.

I wish they made "normal" cymbals, like rides. Maybe the Liquicies are their version of a ride?
Yes, I think the Liquicies can be considered ride cymbals...though they are hard to control from what I`ve heard and seen so far.
I really really love their Indigos! Those 20" Ultra Dark ones sound nice. Trashy, dark and with a woody stick definition. Kinda like an ultra-thin vintage Turkish K.

These are on my list for sure!

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Old 12-13-2008, 10:17 AM
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I like the whipcrash and the indigo the best. They are the most practical and versatile unconventional "conventional" cymbals. The rest of the stuff is along the lines of clatter, thundersheets or even gong effects. I don't do much with those effects.

I found that some effects cymbals on the market do ONE thing, or tend to be too quiet for many applications. I don't think I'd be able to use the liquicy either, it would be the cymbal control equivalent of herding cats.
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Man, I wish I could get some of these.
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I'm a Hammerax artist and they never cease to amaze me with some of the things John comes up with. Check out this video of my custom 15" Andrew McAuley Under Violet hi-hats. I absolutely love these babies!

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Also, for you guys interested in their more conventional cymbals, check out their new "Ultra Violet" line!

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