NAMM: Soultone Cymbals Vintage Old School Series Cymbals Based on Drummers Requests and Involvement for a New Take on Classic Sound

Soultone Cymbals™ is proud to introduce the addition of Old School™ Edition cymbals to their Vintage Series™ product line. The company will be presenting them at the 2010 Winter NAMM show (Booth 2979, Hall D). Developed in cooperation with Soultone Cymbals’ roster of top drummers, percussionists and their own Turkish master craftsman, this new line is based on the classic cymbals of the 1950’s and 60’s. They offer a richer, darker signature sound, and a new EarthStroke™ natural finish with deeper lathing to provide a sweeter open tone for nearly any style of music. In addition, the company worked with Jimmy Ford, Owner of Ford Drum Company, to help identify and recognize some specific tonal properties and timbre for this special addition to an already successful series. Soultone Cymbals developed their own multi-stage treatment bath to produce the unique finish and for the Old School Edition as well.


“Our mission continues to be about creating the finest quality cymbals in the world, whatever it takes, and this very special new line sounds incredible – they really feel great to play, too,” reports Iki Levy, founder and CEO of Soultone Cymbals™. “Our artists give us lots of input and my wish was to incorporate their ideas throughout our products. They are a major part of the process for us and the reason we will not settle for anything less than perfection. Drummers and percussionists know what they want and they want the best of the best, so they come to us.”


Dealers and buyers will have special opportunities for purchase available during the 2010 Winter NAMM show at the Soultone Cymbals booth, 2979 in hall D.

Vintage Series – Old School Edition by Soultone Cymbals™ Features:

  • NEW! EarthStroke™ dynamic finish
  • Warm, darker pitch, and clean precision sound
  • Drier tonal balance and natural feel for less harshness
  • Deep lathing with extra hammering texture
  • Available as Crash/Ride or Hi-Hat models only

Crash/Ride cymbals: Available in 18″ – 22″ sizes
Hi-Hat cymbals: Available in 13” – 15” sizes


Place pre-orders now. Shipping as of January 14, 2009.

MSRP (based on model) ranges from $499 – $699 USD depending on size and type.

About Soultone Cymbals™:
Established in 2003 by legendary drummer and percussionist, Iki Levy, after his frustrations with mass-produced and inconsistent sounding cymbals led him to develop his own designs. Today, the company produces superior quality cymbals that offer unmatched sound, feel and performance for today’s most demanding drummers and percussionists, Soultone Cymbals™ has a rapidly growing roster of respected artists – from nearly every genre and style of music – with a reputation for excellence and outstanding personal attention. These benefits continue to establish them as the new leading force in percussion products for every generation of performers searching for their “soul mates.”

Soultone Cymbals™ are available through their global network of musical instrument retailers and specialty dealers including: Drum Connection, Memphis Music, Professional Drum Shop, The Chicago Music Store, Good Time Music, The Drum Room, Indie Music, DiBella Music, Music Lab, ADS Drums / Klingair Ltd (UK), Budagov Ltd (ISRAEL), Krzysztof Sierpinski (POLAND), Cool Cat Music Gear (Thailand) and many others. 

Author: Mike Stahl

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