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 - a lively espresso to the smoothness of 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.
The Contact series cymbals from Dream feature a uniquely shaped and slightly deeper cymbal profile with a relatively larger bell generating altogether unique cymbal tones. The stick feel for the player is very lively, while the pitch stands out a bit higher, but still rich and warm. The Contact series cymbals are medium to medium thin cymbals that speak very easily and cleanly. Faster and louder, these plates also have depth and complexity in the undertones and a shimmering wash that drives the sound forward and up. Perfect for home studio or demanding live situations.
Contact Series Features
Surface: wide deep lathing by hand
Bow: medium taper
Bell: larger, articulate, clear
Weight: medium to medium thin, very fast but solid response