Clearwater, FL (PressExposure) August 01, 2011 -- Hammerax has released a special suspended cymbal line that emits highs, yet has a rich sound. Indigo brand suspended cymbals have a silvery swelling sound, which can grow in volume and move up into very smooth highs.
Synthetic cable of unusually high strength is used to hold the cymbal. "This is the strongest fiber available. It is, pound for pound, ten times the strength of steel. We have used it since 2006 on our percussion instruments with zero returns", said Hammerax President John Stannard.
The Indigo Suspended series line consists of a 16" light model, and a limited edition 20" light design.
4 year Limited Warranty. Made in the USA. Available immediately.
Hammerax® and Indigo® are federally registered US trademarks.
A long Journey... In the early 1960's, 6 year old John Stannard designed and built his first instrument- a banjo made from rubber bands and a wine box. He went on to build guitars with his father, a piano rebuilder and tuner by trade. In 1979 Stannard formed Om percussion, the company that would invent the energy chime, the double row chime tree, the coil chime and the laminated temple block. In 1985 J W Stannard company was formed to make wind chimes tuned to ancient scales.
In 1993 Stannard began hammering bronze. On the island of Bali he studied forging briefly in the fire pits. The education was more spiritual than intellectual. In 2006, a lifetime of listening, followed by a long and focused research period paid off. A small studio of cymbalsmiths headed by Stannard, unveiled a new line of hand hammered stick-playable hybrid instruments to a rave response. Cymbals, Bells, FX and Gongs soon followed.
Their bronze alloys are all cast, rolled and hand hammered in a proprietary process. "Investment in a Hammerax brand instrument means the acquisition of an individual work of art, signed by the artist. They are consistently beautiful in sound and look, but they vary ever so slightly to give each one it's own voice. When you buy one, know that there will never be another exactly like it." says Stannard. "Our mission is to shake up ears with true innovation."