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  • Ottaviano Cymbals Have Landed!

    The landscape of cymbal manufacturers has evolved greatly in the last ten years. It used to be that Zildjian, Sabian, and Paiste were the three main choices with a couple of smaller companies picking up some business on the fringe. I remember going to see Art and Tony in the early '80's and they were doing their thing on a bunch of heavy A's - ostensibly rock cymbals. Were they still of this earth, my guess is that they as well as others of their ilk would have found their way back to something a little drier and more complex as this sound became available again.

     

    Changing tastes have led to the ascent of many small, boutique-y cymbal manufacturers that specialize in variants of what would broadly be referred to as "that old K sound." We've got a bunch of smaller cymbal companies represented here at Main Drag, and we're happy to announce a new offering: Ottaviano.  http://ottavianocymbals.com/home.html

     

    Hit the link for more detailed info on the man and his work, but the best thing to do is to come in and check these out in person. These are some beautiful pies, my drumming friends, and would be suitable for a jazz, lower volume rock, or any situation where they could be heard in their splendor. Justin Ottaviano is up to some seriously hip cymbal making and if you're looking for something dark, complex, shimmery, and uncommonly expressive have a poke at these hand made beauties!

     

     

     

     

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