Almost all musical instruments come with different gear or accessories. Each of these gear or accessories has its own specific functions and is used for different compositions by the musicians. However, in western music guitar, drums and synthesizers are most sought after musical instruments. Every musician uses these instruments in their music concerts.
Earlier these instruments were hand made and intricately designed and were made mostly out of different kinds of wood. Nowadays, with the advancement of technology, metal instruments and metal music gear have come into use. After a few decades, metal music gear have become very popular.
Instruments like drums, which were previously made from wood, are now being made of metal or steel. In a drum set the gear like cymbals are made of metals. And now drums like snare drums are also being made of metal. Here we will be discussing different instruments which are made from metal.
Drum gear which are made of metal
Cymbals - Cymbals produce sound which is very metallic. So, these gear have always been made from various metals. Brass is one of the most commonly used metals in music gear making.
Some of the most used cymbals are Hi hat, crash cymbal, ride cymbal, splash cymbal, china cymbal, sizzle cymbal and a few others. The hi hat is a core element in the drum set because it is used as the primary time keeper. It is actually a pair of cymbals which are made of brass, mounted on a specialized stand. The ride cymbal is the second most important time keeper of the cymbal types. It is typically the largest cymbal in your setup and has a nice open sound. Ride cymbals vary in thickness, which has an influence on attack, volume, and tone of the sound.
The bell or domed center is usually quite big which allows for pronounced accents within a rhythm or dedicated patterns on or off the beat. Crash cymbals are designed to accent a rhythm. Large crash cymbals work well to either expand your current range or limit the number of cymbals needed since they serve well as a light ride.
A Splash cymbal is the smallest of the crash family. They have the same purpose but their use is different. Splash cymbal sounds great when it is hit in unison with a snare drum or tom drum. China cymbal is often used like a splash cymbal. Chinese have the most unique shape of the cymbal types. Clash cymbals or hand cymbals are cymbals used in identical pairs and are played by holding one cymbal in each hand and striking the two together.
Nowadays, a whole drum kit along with its various drums, cymbals, and drumsticks are made of different types of metals. Snare drums, and bass drums have metallic body. The metal helps to improve the sound quality and makes it maintenance free. The microphones and the stands which are required along with these instruments are also made of metal.
Written by admin at December 30th, 2008 at 11:14 am
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