Powerful and Cutting
Fast and crisp, this makes a super useful power crash or a sweet sounding mini ride with a touch of dryness and classic buttery overtones. The Contact 18” Ride is the stiffer cousin to the Crash Ride 18, a great cymbal for those who favour the light sound of an 18" ride.
With a thicker body and a deeper, wider lathing style than other Dream cymbals, the Contact series bridges a difficult gap between vintage design and modern sound. They are perfect for a loud or quiet setting providing the volume and expression needed for modern music whilst compromising on none of the complex dark undertones one would expect from Dream cymbals.
Here's what Dream Cymbals have to say about the Contact Series
The Contact series cymbals feature a shaped and slightly deeper profile with a relatively larger bell. The stick feel is very lively, The pitch is higher but still rich and warm. These are medium to medium thin cymbals that speak very easily. Faster and louder, these plates also have depth and complexity in the undertones and a shimmering wash that drives the sound forward and up. At home in studio or live situations.
Surface: wide deep lathing by hand
Bow: medium taper
Bell: larger, articulate, clear
Weight: medium to medium thin, very fast but solid response
Hammering: deep hammered hot and cold
Stick: very crisp and fast
Wash: higher pitch, medium long decay