Traditional's intricate style of over hammering imparts a unique temper and relaxation for a warm, vowel-like attack, with a relatively deep pitch and rich, complex wash of controlled overtones. They are diverse enough to be used in delicate acoustic situations and aggressive enough to be played in arena rock concerts.
- Offers brawnier attack and more articulated bell sound without compromising the full-bodied pitch and delicate harmonic characteristics.
"This is the voice that finally completed my "jazz arrangement". For one thing, these cymbals have a unique "tic" about them. They emit enough of a brilliant tone that it sounds like it's going "ping", but they are equipped with a very distinct (and very delicious) "slap" on the stick. It still throws me how bright this cymbal is. It's the first fully lathed cymbal I've bought that isn't paper thin. Each day when I touch it for the first time, I flinch a little, but only for a second. Relax, it's a Bosphorus! One thing about these cymbals that makes me happy is that they all have a 'decibel ceiling'. The Traditional likes to be played with a "medium energy" I've discovered. Medium speeds, medium power. And it does so beautifully, but even if you start digging in, playing faster, the overtones seem to roll back at some point. But there is definitely a "right" way to play the Traditional, though even if you go a little crazy on it, it never starts sounding like a big scary piece of metal." - Rhythm
"The Traditional Series is the most universally applicable line of cymbals from Bosphorus. You’ll find cymbals of all types here, and I’d say it’s the best option for drummers who play a bit of everything. If you play jazz, you could get a set of lightweight Traditional cymbals with darker tones. If you play rock, you could get a heavier set with brighter tones. The cool thing is that you can use the cymbals to play both styles as well. They’ve highly versatile, covering most bases quite well." - Brett Clur
Bosphorus has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
This is a pre-order which ships out from the supplier within 10 days.