The brighter, higher profile and wider lathing on this cymbal create superior stick definition, The heavier weight of the Contact versus the Bliss line provides a wash that brings out more mid-range and higher overtones, making it excellent for sitting on top of the band rather than inside.
The Contact series feature a shaped and slightly deeper profile with a relatively larger bell. The stick feel is very lively, The pitch is higher but still rich and warm. These are medium to medium thin cymbals that speak very easily. Faster and louder, these plates also have depth and complexity in the undertones and a shimmering wash that drives the sound forward and up. At home in studio or live situations.
Surface: wide deep lathing by hand
Bow: medium taper
Bell: larger, articulate, clear
Weight: medium to medium thin, very fast but solid response
Hammering: deep hammered hot and cold
Stick: very crisp and fast
Wash: higher pitch, medium long decay