hey everyone. As you may or may not know, I am very picky when it comes to my cymbals. I have been playing on Istanbul Agop cymbals for the past few months. I have recently discovered soultone cymbals. They are in my eyes just as good if not better than any other cymbal from Turkey including Bosphorus, Istanbul, and Zildjian K cymbals, they just don't have the big "cool" name. I knew they were going to be good, but today I went to go test them out. I was SHOCKED at the quality of the cymbals. Some of the best I have ever heard. All I had to do was describe what kind of sound I was looking for and the owner went over to his closet of over 4000 cymbals and pulled out a ride two crashes and some hi hats that were EXACTLY the sound that I was looking for. After 5 hours of playing on many of his versatile cymbal series, I found that the first cymbals he had picked out from the vintage series were the right cymbals for me.
I was then offered an endorsement. I was so taken with these cymbals that I decided to go for it.
Now you know that hell would have to freeze over before I chose another cymbal over my Istanbul Mel Lewis ride.....well consider it frozen.
please check them out. There aren't any soundfiles yet because the company is pretty new, but if you live in california, there are several endorsers that you could go hear live.
If Iki could find the complex mix of dark, warm, washy, trashy, yet still defined that I wanted on his first try, then he can satisfy the cymbal appetite of anyone. I guarantee you that you won't be disappointed.