First up, the new line of Est.1931 has a dry, smooth and very traditional sound. The rides are very controllable, with a great stick definition but also perform as crashes. The crash range is dark, soft and very low pitched, with a soft response and short sustain.
¬– 16″ 17″ 18″ 19″ 20″ Crash
– 20″ 22″ Ride and 21″ Sizzle Ride
– 14″-15″ Hi Hat
There’s also a new line of Extra Dry Blast Crash
Evolving from the concept of the Blast Crash, the new Extra Dry Blast cymbals are explosive, but the unlathed surface and the big hammer marks produce a dry and darker sound.
Less trashy than the standard Blast, the Extra Dry are warmer and much easy to control.
Sizes available: 16″-17″-18″-19″-20″
Because of the rise in interest in splashes and chinas, UFiP has also released a new product range called Effects Collection.
This range combines some existing models with new offerings, making it much easier for drummers to find exactly the sounds that they want.
NAMM also sees the launch of a new printed UFiP catalogue. These will be available in the UK soon after the show.
UFiP is distributed by The Music Shipping Company.