Dream Cymbals @ 2015 Winter NAMM

Dream Cymbals @ 2015 Winter NAMM

Yet another company to step out of its usual realm at the 2015 NAMM show, Dream Cymbals showed off its new Italian-made Wambooka, a high-tech variation on the Middle Eastern darbuka made from clear acrylic. The crazy part is the tensioning system, which makes the head airtight, so a player can fill the shell with water and, by moving the water inside the chamber, create expressive tonal variations, not unlike a talking drum or tabla. We also got a tour of Dream’s new Ignition Series cymbal models, some new Tibetan orchestral finger cymbals, as well as a couple new 16" hi-hats. That’s right — 16"!