Ottaviano Cymbals 14" Hi-Hats Lathed
Ottaviano Cymbals has duplicated the “Old K” sound. These are sought out, warm, dark hi-hats. Completely hand made and hammered by one cymbal maker. Made especially for the Jazz player.
Justin Ottaviano makes his own cymbals. He uses the best quality Turkish blanks. The alloy is cast bronze B20, which is 80% copper and 20% tin. He makes all of the cymbals from the shaping process to the finishing of the logos. He shapes the cymbals profile, using a special technique that was shown to him by his family. He has developed the technique and feels that it gives the cymbals their unique sound. Through the process, he plays the drums to hear how the cymbals’ sound blends with frequencies of the drums.
After the shaping is done, he works on the weight and the finish of the cymbal. This process is achieved by lathing. Using special tools, he gets the desired look and weight that compliments the shaping process. Once again the cymbals are played on the drums for further sound modifying if needed.