Bliss series are new cymbals made in the ancient tradition. Every one is an individual work of art, painstakingly hand forged, and hand hammered.
They have a warmth that seduces at low volume and thunders with a froth of dark undertones at more extreme volumes. These cymbals come alive, shimmering and wobbling as if the mere touch of human hands excites the cymbal and it can’t wait to get it’s voice out there and sing.
They are exceptionally resilient and slightly soft on the stick. The undertones are warm, rich, dark with an edge of dragon’s breath. Each one is a unique, complex voice that will excite your imagination.
This cymbal's extreme thinness causes it to explode with a tam-tam-like trashy wall of sound when crashed, yet the decay is extremely fast. When riding there is a distinct woody stick sound on top of a roiling ocean of wash. Not for the amateur this cymbal really shows it stuff in the hands of those with excellent stick control. It is worth the ride.
- Surface: micro lathed by hand
- Bow: low gentle bridge
- Bell: small, articulate, clear
- Weight: thin tapers at edge
- Hammering: hand hammered before and after lathing
- Stick: woody round attack
- Wash: lots of full spectrum wash, quick decay