What's Old Is New
By Andrew Lentz Published January 6, 2010
Encino, CA–based cymbal maker Soultone has just announced the addition of Old School™ Edition cymbals to its Vintage Series line of cymbals.
Developed in cooperation with Soultone’ roster of top drummers, percussionists and their own Turkish master craftsman, this new line is based on the classic cymbals of the 1950’s and 60’s. They offer a richer, darker signature sound, and a new EarthStroke™ natural finish with deeper lathing to provide a sweeter open tone for nearly any style of music.
In addition, the company worked with Jimmy Ford, Owner of Ford Drum Company, to help identify and recognize some specific tonal properties and timbre for this special addition to an already successful series. Soultone Cymbals developed their own multi-stage treatment bath to produce the unique finish and for the Old School Edition as well.
“Our mission continues to be about creating the finest quality cymbals in the world, whatever it takes, and this very special new line sounds incredible – they really feel great to play, too,” reports Iki Levy, founder and CEO of Soultone. “Our artists give us lots of input and my wish was to incorporate their ideas throughout our products. They are a major part of the process for us. Drummers and percussionists know what they want.”
Dealers and buyers will have special opportunities for purchase available during the 2010 Winter NAMM show at the Soultone Cymbals booth, 2979 in hall D.