The Contact series feature a shaped and slightly deeper profile with a relatively larger bell. The stick feel is very lively, The pitch is higher but still rich and warm. These are medium to medium thin cymbals that speak very easily. Faster and louder, these plates also have depth and complexity in the undertones and a shimmering wash that drives the sound forward and up. At home in studio or live situations.
This 24" Contact ride provides an excellent rounded and woody stick attack sound with the clear ping of a flat ride. It has a delightful vintage style wobble from bell to edge and a small distinctive-sounding bell. This is a flag ship cymbal of Dream and there is only one other like it- the Bliss series version. This version is higher pitched, the stick responds faster and a bit more energetically- sort of an espresso to the Bliss series Latte. All the control and definition of a flat ride without the annoying thin harmonics and unbalanced sound found in a typical flat ride. the secret lies in the hand hammering and smallest of bells, and a bit of magic dust.
- Surface: wide deep lathing by hand
- Bow: medium taper
- Bell: larger, articulate, clear
- Weight: medium to medium thin, very fast but solid response
- Hammering: deep hammered hot and cold
- Stick: very crisp and fast
- Wash: higher pitch, medium long decay