Dark Matter Series

20% TIN, 80% COPPER, 100%DARKNESS

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The Zultan Dark Matter series was introduced in the autumn of 2013.

The alloy used for this series contains 20% tin and 80% copper, and the blanks are hand-cast. After rolling, the cymbal bell is extruded mechanically and the hole is then drilled. An 18” crash cymbal receives about 4000 strokes with a relatively light hammer, guided by the hands of an experienced cymbal master. This gives the cymbal its characteristic curvature. Subsequently, the surface is milled using a fine tool.

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Distinct & Delicate

The cymbals receive their extraordinary, dark look from submerging
them in a special liquid, before the resulting layer is polished with
bronze fragments. The last step involves sealing each Dark Matter cymbal
with wax to protect it from moisture and preserve its appearance.

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Applications:

Rock, pop, funk, urban, universal

Sound:

Dark, yet clear and explosive sound

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Explosive darkness to
light your imagination

Dark Matter Series

Check out all Dark Matter products below!

08″ Splash Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Hard Softstick

  • Splash Cymbal
  • Size: 8"
  • Dark Matter Line
  • Hand hammered
  • Dark splash cymbal
  • Made of B20 bronze
  • Dark, warm sound character with great dynamics and fine overtones
  • Suitable for all music styles
10″ Splash Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Hard Softstick

  • Splash Cymbal
  • Size: 10"
  • Dark Matter Line
  • Hand hammered
  • Dark splash cymbal
  • Made of B20 bronze
  • Dark, warm sound character with great dynamics and fine overtones
  • Suitable for all styles
12″ Dark Matter Splatter Staxx

Soundsamples

No sample available!

  • Dark Matter Line
  • Stacks with punched effect cymbal and splash cymbal
  • hand hamered and made of B20 Bronze
  • can also be used as Hi-Hats
12″ Splash Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Hard Softstick

  • Splash Cymbal
  • Size: 12"
  • Dark Matter Line
  • Hand hammered
  • Dark splash cymbal
  • Made of B20 bronze
  • Dark, warm sound character with great dynamics and fine overtones
  • Suitable for all styles
14″ Dark Matter Splatter Crash

Soundsamples

No sample available!

  • Dark Matter Line
  • punched crash cymbal with fast decay
  • dark
  • warm sound character with great dynamics and fine overtones
  • hand hammered
  • made of B20 Bronze
14″ Hi-Hat “dalge” Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Pattern

  • Hi-Hat
  • Size: 14"
  • "Dalge" waves
  • Dark Matter Line
  • Hand hammered
  • Made from of B20 bronze
  • A dark yet warm-sounding sound character
  • A clean, sharp and very assertive sound with a wide dynamic range and fine overtone structure
  • Defined stick attack
14″ Hi-Hat Medium Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Groove

  • Hi-Hat
  • Size: 14"
  • Medium
  • Dark Matter Line
  • Dark hi-hat cymbals
  • A dark and warm sound character with a wide dynamic range and fine overtone structure
  • Defined stick attack
15″ Hi-Hat Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Groove

  • Hi-Hat
  • Size: 15 "
  • Dark hi-hat pool
  • Dark, warm sound character with a wide dynamic range and fine harmonics
16″ Crash Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Hard Softstick

  • Crash Cymbal
  • Size: 16"
  • Dark Matter Line
  • Dark crash cymbal
  • 100% Hand-hammered
  • Dark, warm sound character with great dynamics and fine overtones
16″ Dark Matter Splatter Crash

Soundsamples

No sample available!

  • Dark Matter Line
  • punched crash cymbal with fast decay
  • dark
  • warm sound character with great dynamics and fine overtones
  • hand hammered
  • made of B20 Bronze
17″ Crash Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Hard Softstick

  • Crash cymbal
  • Size: 17"
  • Dark Matter Line
  • A dark crash cymbal
  • 100% hand-hammered
  • Dark, warm sounding character with a wide dynamic range and a fine overtone structure
17″ Dark Matter Holey Crash

Soundsamples

No sample available!

  • Dark Matter Line
  • punched effect crash cymbal with faster decay
  • dark
  • warm sound character with great dynamics and fine overtones
  • hand hammered
  • made of B20 Bronze
18″ China Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Hard Softstick

  • China Cymbal
  • Size: 18"
  • Dark Matter Line
  • Dark China cymbal
  • 100% Hand-hammered
  • Warm-sounding character with a large dynamic range and fine overtone structure
18″ Crash Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Hard Softstick

  • Crash Cymbal
  • Size: 18"
  • Dark Matter Line
  • Dark crash cymbal
  • 100% Hand hammered
  • Dark, warm sounding character with a wide dynamic range and a fine harmonic overtone structure
18″ Dark Matter Holey Crash

Soundsamples

No sample available!

  • Dark Matter Line
  • punched effect crash cymbal with faster decay
  • dark
  • warm sound character with great dynamics and fine overtones
  • hand hammered
  • made of B20 Bronze
19″ Crash Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Hard Softstick

  • Crash Cymbal
  • Size: 19"
  • Dark Matter Line
  • Dark crash cymbal
  • 100% hand-hammered
  • Dark, warm sound with a wide dynamic range and a fine overtone structure
19″ Dark Matter Holey Crash

Soundsamples

No sample available!

  • Dark Matter Line
  • punched effect crash cymbal with faster decay
  • dark
  • warm sound character with great dynamics and fine overtones
  • hand hammered
  • made of B20 Bronze
20″ Crash Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Hard Softstick

  • Crash Cymbal
  • Size: 20"
  • Dark Matter Line
  • Dark Crash cymbal
  • Dark and warm tone with a long finish
20″ Ride Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Hard Softstick

  • Ride
  • Size: 20"
  • Dark Matter Line
  • 100% Hand-hammered
  • Dark, warm sounding characteristics with a large dynamic range and "crash" reserves
  • Fine overtone structure
  • Pronounced bell
  • Defined stick attack
22″ Ride Dark Matter

Soundsamples

Hard Softstick

  • Ride Cymbal
  • Size: 22"
  • Dark Matter Line
  • 100% Hand-hammered
  • Dark, warm sound character with a large dynamic range and "crash"-reserves
  • Fine overtone structure
  • Pronounced bell
  • Defined stick attack
Dark Matter Cymbal Set

Soundsamples

No sample available!

  • Cymbal Set
  • Dark Matter Series
  • High-quality cymbal set made of B20 bronze in exclusive finish
  • Dark, warm sound
Dark Matter Professional Set

Soundsamples

Hard Softstick

  • Cymbal Set
  • Dark Matter Series
  • High-quality cymbal set made of B20 bronze in exclusive finish
  • Dark, warm sound