By Andy Doerschuk Published August 19, 2009
Size matters more than ever now that TRX Cymbal Co. introduced two new 21" ride cymbals with beefed-up bells. The medium-heavy ALT series Big-Bell Ride features an natural bell and a traditional, lathed surface for a warm, resonant tone plus excellent stick definition and is recommended for mainstream rock and Latin playing situations. The highly polished, unlathed, and hand-hammered BRT series Big-Bell Ride is extra-heavy to provide bright, dry projection and clarity required for hardcore, metal, and punk play. In both cases, these oversized bells provide a large, high-pitched, almost piercing tone while creating greater definition from the ride area. TRX handcrafted, genuine Turkish 21" Big-Bell Rides carry a suggested retail price of $475.