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Blending the classic art of Turkish cymbal making with the contemporary tonal and performance characteristics demanded by today's progressive players, the TRX Cymbal Co. is proud to announce the introduction and immediate availability of its handcrafted, premium-quality, Turkish-made cymbals. While all drummers have long been aware of the heritage and musical superiority of Turkish cymbals, in the past the instruments have been designed almost exclusively for traditional players and conventional styles. Now, according to the up-and-coming cymbal maker, TRX intends to redefine, modernize and expand the relevance of Turkish cymbals by bringing their legendary quality, consistency and variety to younger drummers and drumming styles- from Jazz, R&B and World music to Country, Punk, Pop and Rock.

To simplify the cluttered and often confusing cymbal selection process, TRX's four lines are classified solely on the basis of their tone quality. "DRK" cymbals are lighter in weight and have the deep, dark tone generally associated with jazz, ethnic and R&B music. "GEN" cymbals are medium-weight cymbals that are recommended for general-purpose applications. The newly-developed "ALT" series is heavier in weight and designed to be the new standard for today's mainstream styles while cymbals in TRX's "BRT" line are extra-heavy and feature a bright, powerful sound that is ideal for high-volume fusion, rock and punk drumming.

In addition to their specific weights and tonalities, each line is further identified by its unique lathing and finishing processes. For example, "BRT" cymbals are micro-lathed and highly polished, "ALT" and "GEN" series feature a more midrange lathing and finishing style and the "DRK" line incorporates deep lathing and hammering along with a dark, earthy finish. This exclusive combination of elements provides a more efficient and consistent balance between the cymbal's fullness and focus in order to offer a wide range of cymbals with more extreme tonal character and a highly attractive appearance.

Furthermore, since they are all produced from an exclusive, pure B-20 bronze formula and handcrafted by master Turkish cymbalsmiths, every TRX cymbal not only performs brilliantly on an individual basis, each cymbal can also be easily combined with other models, sizes and series to create an unlimited variety of highly individual yet completely complementary cymbal sets.

TRX custom-crafted Turkish cymbals are now available in a complete selection of types and sizes to fit the widest spectrum of sonic choices and situations. For further information and the name of your local, authorized TRX dealer, please go online at

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In 2008, The TRX Cymbal Co® created a new program to support up-and-coming drummers called "Rising Stars". Company president, David Levine, implemented the project to provide TRX's high-quality, custom made Turkish cymbals to talented, young players who are currently establishing their credentials and building solid reputations in the studio and on the road.

"Tomorrow's legends are in the trenches today- track by track and show by show - but they're definitely on the rise," comments Levine. "Just like TRX."

Click here to view the full TRX "Rising Stars" roster.

Are you a Rising Star? Tell us why and send your bio, photo, website, myspace and contacts to

"We are proud to support Flood the Drummer® and his efforts in reforming America's Education System on behalf of the youth; our future leaders and future Young Turks"- Dave Levine.

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TRX Cymbal Reviews

Mar 21, 2011 - TRX Icon Review in DRUMMER Magazine
Jan 21, 2011 - TRX ALT review in DRUMMER Magazine
May 21, 2009 - TRX Big BRT Review in Modern Drummer Magazine
Jan 21, 2009 - TRX LTD Review in Rythm Magazine
Nov 05, 2008 - TRX LTD Review in Drum Magazine
Aug 21, 2008 - TRX Specials Review in Drummer Magazine
May 21, 2007 - TRX Crash-Ride Review in Modern Drummer Magazine
Oct 21, 2006 - TRX DRK Review in Modern Drummer Magazine

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Crash, sponsored by TRX Cymbal Co® will be featured in the Flood the Drummer & M.O.G.U.L.S comic book.

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