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  • Noel
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    The Custom Dry series is the ninth series to join the line up at Heartbeat cymbals. While all Heartbeat cymbal series are quiet in relationship to most store bought machine made cymbals, the Custom Dry series is one of our most quiet.

    We took the Custom series and reduced the brilliantly finished lathing around the edges. This not only lowers the volume, but dries the cymbals out even more. Lathing usually equates shimmer, so with a minimal amount of lathing, the shimmer is greatly reduced.

    Ideal for small venues, lively rooms (like gymnasiums) and acoustic gigs, these cymbals work perfectly. But, if you are a hard hitter or used to cymbals that are louder, stay away from the Custom Dry rides and crashes!

    If you own any Custom Dry series cymbals from Heartbeat, we would love to hear from you here! Or, if you have any questions, please feel free to post them here.

  • Noel
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    A quick heads up – update about the Custom Dry series. We have found that some folks have ordered Custom Dry cymbals because they find out that the Dries are some of our quietest cymbals. We think those customers don’t realize that all Heartbeat cymbals are fairly quiet in comparison to many store bought machine made cymbals, and the Dries are some of our most quiet. With that in mind, drummers switching from playing a louder more aggressive cymbal are trying to get more volume out of the Custom Drys (especially the crashes) than they are meant to give. That is producing a greater number of edge cracks (which are not covered under the Heartbeat warranty).

    Because of this, we have increased the amount of the lathing on the edges of the crashes in attempt to reduce edge cracks but maintain the sonic properties of the Custom Dry cymbals. To this date, we have replaced numerous of the Dry crashes with the original lesser lathing with the newer design, and have not seen any edge cracks. We hope this issue is resolved!

    Regardless, we still only recommend the Custom Dry crashes and rides for venues that require softer playing and lesser volume. Otherwise, choose the regular Custom series instead!

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by  Noel.
  • Noel
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    August, 2018 update: The Custom Dry line up now includes 24″ rides and 16″ hats added to the original 22″ rides, 18″ and 20″ crashes and 15″ hats.

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