This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the January 2016 issue, which is available here.
Amedia Kommagene Series Cymbals
Dark-finish cymbals with appropriately dark yet cutting tones.
Commagene is the name of an ancient civilization that existed from 163 BC to 72 AD in a region of Europe that now comprises south-central Turkey. Amedia, whose factory is based in Turkey, with a U.S. office in New Jersey, recently designed a line of cymbals to pay tribute to the historic kingdom, calling it Kommagene to reflect the Turkish spelling.
These new cymbals are distinctly old-world in appearance, featuring flat profiles, unhammered bells, light and wide lathing, hand-hammered bows, and a proprietary aged finish, but they’re built for modern strength and stability. We were sent a set that included 15″ hi-hats, an 18″ crash, a 22″ ride, and a 20″ flat ride. Let’s check them out.
Check out a video demo below.
For the complete review, check out the January 2016 issue, which is available here.