Bigger is better
Dream’s Energy series is an effort to respond to the need of the modern drummer to have an expressive cymbal capable of the raw energy required for amplified music and high-tech recording environments.
No less versatile than its smaller cousin; the Energy Series 22” Ride Cymbal has a super sweet bell sound that cuts effortlessly and pleasantly through the mix with a clear and distinctive tone. As one would expect from Dream the bow provides excellent clarity under the stick with subtle overtones that do not detract from the immediate ping of the strike. Still crash-able at the edge with a sound that approaches but never treads into heavy ride territory, this cymbal is at home in funk, soul, rock (even metal) or any style that requires a bright bell and complimentary wash.
Here's what Dream Cymbals have to say about the Energy Series
The ENERGY series offers a modern sound palette in a hand hammered cymbal. This bright, hard-hitting line meets the needs of anyone playing primarily in an amplified setting who is looking for a loud, bright, and penetrating quality that will cut through the sound of the rest of the band and deliver the energy of the drummer right to the audience.
Unique to the ENERGY line, the bell is left un-lathed focusing the weight of the cymbal in and around its center. This results in a cymbal that has a slightly exotic timbre with all the sound qualities that a rock or metal drummer is listening for combined with a raw, unrefined look. ENERGY cymbals are also excellent recording cymbals that will have you sounding great in the studio.
- Surface: micro lathed bow, unlathed bell
- Bow: medium taper, gradual bridge
- Bell: broad, loud, explosive
- Weight: medium to heavy
- Hammering: deep hammered hot and cold
- Stick: very clear, cutting projection
- Wash: extreme power, broad dynamic range, full bodied.