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  • Noel
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    The Studio series is one of the four first series of Heartbeat cymbals. Introduced at the David Crowder’s Fantastical Church Music Conference in 2010 in Waco, Texas, the Studio series is one of Heartbeat’s most popular. The distinct striped look compliments the dark and warm sound. We named the series Studio because of their immediate popularity with recording artists. Just as Jeremy “Bwack” Bush (Crowder, The Digital Age, Asterisk Sound studio).

    The unique look is created by only partially lathing the top of our Classic series cymbals. The bottom is fully lathed. Lathing typically means resonance, so less lathing means less resonance. These cymbals are quicker in decay than the Classics, but still have a nice wash. Crashes are fast. Medium rides have lovely stick definition and light rides open up and make perfect crash rides or great jazz rides. The Chinas sound amazing (to us) and we think are some of the best sounding Chinas on the planet.

    Some other cymbal companies make similar looking cymbals to our Studio series. We can’t speak for them, but we maintain specific weights, profile shaping, hammering and lathing to produce the Heartbeat sound. We continue to hone all our cymbal series to make them even better. For example, in 2016 we adjusted the weights of all the Studio crashes by a decrease of about 10%. Heartbeat cymbals are still evolving!

    If you own any Studio 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.

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  • Noel
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    A new addition to the Studio line up is 17″ hi-hats. And we have created a custom hybrid set of 17″ hats that features a Studio thin top with a Classic light bottom. We will post sound files on the site as soon as we create a hybrid category.

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