|Available in 18" and 20" Crash-Ride
models and matching 14" Hi-Hats, the LTD Series from the TRX
Cymbal Co. has been designed to offer drummers several improvements
over the sound and performance of previously available Crash-Rides
and Hi-hats. The LTD Series employs three types of finishing processes
to enhance the two types of sounds that are characteristic of the
popular, dual-purpose cymbals.
During the course of their ongoing research into cymbal performance,
TRX master cymbalsmiths recognized that modifying the three main
areas of a cymbal— the edge, bell and face— can greatly influence
its acoustical output. By developing a unique combination of manufacturing
methods that optimize each zone’s sonic impact they were able to
create the LTD series.
The outer edge of LTD Crash-Ride cymbals features a heavily polished
finish that adds more brightness and explosiveness to the crash
component of the sound while the bell of the cymbal is has a natural
finish to increase the definition and articulation of the ride sound.
To maintain a balance between the LTD’s clarity and power and its
overall warmth and full-frequency tonal spectrum, the main playing
surface has a more traditional lathed and hand-hammered finish.
In the case of the hi-hats, this “three-zone” approach provides
a cleaner, crisper stick and foot sound plus more volatile open
and half-open effects.
Slightly heavier than TRX MDM (Medium) Series to further enhance
their projection and durability, TRX LTD line is recommended for
a variety of contemporary playing situations. The cymbals are sold
individually but are also available in an exclusive Crash-Ride Combo
Pack, which includes an 18" and 20" Crash-Ride, 14"
Hi-Hats and a free TRX deluxe cymbal bag, while supplies last.