Two extra steps in the creative process give the Antiques their unique sound and look. After an initial hammering and sharp lathing, they are heavily supplemental-hammered by master hammersmiths Shaban and Ahmet Baykusak. Then for their defining sound and finish, the Antiques are finally given one more pass through the wood-fired furnace.
Don't be fooled by the name. Modern rock, funk and fusion styles beg for some of the heavy, tight timbres the Antiques put out. The rides are low-pitched with a dry tight wash, the crashes earthy and explosive. Hi-hat pairs are heavy with an aggressive open wash and powerful chick.
The Amedia Antique series has gone FX!. We started with Antique and thinned the cymbal weight. We retained the basic attributes of the finish but added a brilliant band on the edge and then added the heavy hammering of deep indentations on the edge.
The result is a Dark trashy and raw sound in the ride with seamless crashing or crash-riding.