I’m very excited to announce a partnership with Amedia Cymbals USA. I’d played and loved their cymbals for several years before becoming an artist. I couldn’t be more excited to be helping spread the word about these great instruments and the great folks who make them and make them available.
Most smaller cymbal companies using more “old school” production methods have an unsurprisingly high number of duds come off the production line. If you’re trying to duplicate a single platonic ideal of an instrument with a centuries old production method, that’s gonna happen.
Amedia has a different story. Having played a lot of them, I really feel like the folks at the factory are paying closer attention to the actual bronze in their hands than some platonic ideal for the model. Rather than forcing a one-of-a-kind instrument into a “standard,” they listen. They watch. They pay attention. And they make that individual cymbal into the best cymbal it can be. Do particular ‘specimens’ vary within model ranges? Completely. Do all 20″ Classic rides, for example, sound the same? Not at all.
But, does darn one I’ve played sound… wow, great?
Without a doubt.
I like taking the time to find cymbals that aren’t just “nice,” but respond just right for the way I play, expressive in the manners I need them to be for my personal approach (which is admittedly different than most), and Amedia’s cymbals really make that possible for me. They give a lot, and there’s a LOT of character, a lot of color, and lot of grit and individuality in these plates, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Great instruments, and I couldn’t be happier to have an official relationship with the great folks at Amedia Cymbals USA, the official distributor for their stuff over here.
Some of my current favorites:
22″ Old School Light Ride
22″ Classic Ride
21″ Fusion Ride
21″ Antique EFX
21″ Aura Crash
15″ Vintage hihats