Tonum Cymbals - Turkey

Tonum are premium quality handcrafted cymbals made by some of the best cymbal smiths in Turkey. Tonum as a brand is located in Ukraine, but all the manufacturing and production is outsourced to one of the most respectable cymbal factories in Turkey.
All cymbals are exclusively made out high purity B20 bronze alloy, 100% handcrafted, tested and selected by the experienced quality control masters at the production line in Istanbul, Turkey. The quality of craft, finish and sound is outstanding, and the price range is suitable for drummers on any budget.
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VINTAGE LINE
The Vintage line has several options. From traditional cymbal sound to dark low-pitched tone, from clarity and projection to warmth and complexity. Get a versatile and modern tone somewhat similar to Zildjian K that fits well in many styles of music with a wide selection of Tonum Vintage cymbals. Several finish and bell shape options provide an outstanding variety of sonic features that every drummer is looking for these days.

Vintage
Classic dark sound, a versatile and modern tone that fits well in many styles of music and can be compared to Zildjian K Sweet line. Raw bell with no hammering and lathing blends a portion of complexity and dryness to the cymbal sound. Great for studio and live application.

Vintage Pure
Classic dark sound, versatile and modern tone that fits well in many styles of music and can be compared to Zildjian K Regular line. Fully lathed surface works as a source of warm drier sound with pleasant projection that sits naturally in the mix.
Great for studio and live application.

Vintage Rock
Like the Vintage Pure, but with a slightly heavier weight, deeper lathing and a larger, higher profile bell, that gives a great attack, a washy tone on crashes and cuts through, but still has a warm sound that is perfect for many styles. Great for studio and live application.

Vintage Sandy
Warm, dry but beautifully saturated sound. A truly unique combination of warmth, clarity and fullness in a cymbal tone with shorter sustain and punchy mid frequencies attack. Raw bell and frosted surface. Versatile sound that will fit in most musical applications live and in studio.

Vintage Dry
Dark low-pitched tone with a crispy stick sound and remarkabe definition. Deep and unfrequent lathing grooves with a bit of raw space in between build a unique crispy tone that blends into a warm sound and can be compared to Zildjian K Custom Special line. Great for various music styles, for studio and for live application.

HYPERION LINE
Bright, full of body and powerful tone, cutting through loud music, yet warm enough to fit in most applications live and in studio. Different finishes and hammering options that contain polished shiny surfaces work as a natural source of high frequencies, and the variety of weights makes these cymbals truly versatile go-to option for any drummer. The title of the line is inspired by the name of a titan from ancient Greek mythology called Hyperion
. He was known as the creator of the sun and the light, which is allegorical to the shiny look of the cymbals of this series.

Hyperion
The polished shiny surface works as a natural source of high frequencies and the variety of weights makes these cymbals a truly versatile go-to option for any drummer.

Hyperion Golden Eye
Polished shiny bell and center part of the cymbal body, together with lathed rest of the surface, produce the golden middle of sound between bright and dry tones. The Golden Eye can be compared to Zildjian K Custom Hybrid line.

Hyperion Ice
Polished shiny surface coupled with intense hammering bring extra brightness especially in stick definition. Bright, glassy tone with excellent stick definition and a great deal of warmth. A good choice for any situation where you need a clear cymbal sound in the mix. Great at any dynamics level and an excellent option for a warm sharp cymbal tone in different kinds of music.

KARMA LINE
Complex compound tone, just like the karma of a human being could be. The Karma Line gives you mostly dark, warm and dry sounds mixed in different proportions with notes of brightness. A wide range of finishes on the front and back sides of any cymbal, coupled with different hammering patterns lets you hear truly a unique tone. Tonum Karma is able to add the desired excellence into your drumming voice and makes you feel like a restaurant chef who
puts that secret spice into their luxurious meal.

Karma
Dry, dark, warm and complex tone. Raw front side of the cymbal and lathed back side create a rich, warm tone, full of low and mid frequencies, yet preserving excellent stick definition. Great for various music and fits in most applications live and in the studio.

Karma Dry
Even drier, darker, warmer and more complex tone. Both sides of the cymbal are raw, which adds extra warmth to the tone, full of low and mid frequencies, yet preserving excellent stick definition.
Great for various music and fits in most applications live and in the studio.

Karma Black Eye
A hot mix of dark and bright sounds coupled with large hammer marks that let the cymbal project with a fast attack and a full rich tone. Raw bell and center part of the cymbal, polished outer part. It feels very dynamic and responsive while playing in different musical situations. Great for various music and fits in most applications live and in studio.

Karma Yin Yang
A great balance of dark and traditional dry tones. Raw bell, lathed center part, then another raw section, and lathed outer rim. It sits very musically in any style giving a softer washy support to the overall mix. A go-to option for various music and fits in most applications live and in studio.

ALL SERIES CYMBALS CAN ALSO BE ORDERED WITH HOLES:
Sharp = 6 larger holes
Parallax = Multiple smaller holes
Chaos = Multiple holes
with various diameter
Holes generally make the attack faster and more aggressive, and also shorten the sustain. Crashes often tend to sound a little more towards china cymbals.
Fast hi-hats
Fast Hi-hat pattern enables to have in fact two versions of Hi-hats: regular top-bottom configuration provides a washy FX-like sound with short sustain and loud barking. An upside down bottom-top configuration provides a closer to regular hi-hats sound but still keeps the extra sharpness mixed with a solid click sound. Perfect for R´n B, Hip-Hop, Funk, Electronic and other styles. Fast hi-hats are available for any series.

Spiral Splash/Crash
A spiral splash/crash is a cymbal cut in a circular fashion from the bell to the edge producing a long dangling spiral, to create a trashy crash effect. They are incredibly trashy and quick, and look really cool! An interesting sound and a great aesthetic addition to your kit.

Cymbal Set Configurations
A market killer conception: a combo of quality and super affordable price in one package. These box-set configurations are more affordable than the total cost of the cymbals in the set, and may be coupled with a high quality cymbal bag. A very wide range of sizes are available for every cymbal type, so one can order any amount of cymbals separately, or combine their own set.
Pre-configured Tonum cymbal sets lets you choose the type and weight of cymbals you want to include, so you are free to combine, for instance, light Hi-hats with Parallax Crash and medium heavy Ride in one package. These sets are available in any series.
Get in touch with us to find out more details regarding available set configurations!

Prototype, FX and Signature Cymbals
As we develop our model line and add more cymbals in to it we might come up with new concepts that will be embodied in various prototypes. FX cymbals and new surface finishes are always the first line of innovation and creative ideas in cymbal craft, and we as a company will constantly research and develop newer approaches to traditional handcrafted cymbal manufacturing.
Got any ideas on your own unique sound? Want something that nobody has ever seen, touched and played? Let’s make it up together. Tonum Cymbals are open for custom design and custom look orders: From your own logo or signature printed or laser engraved, to a completely custom made cymbal tailored to your own personal vision and desired sound requirements. Contact me and we will work it out for You!
Stay tuned for seeing new Tonum products, prototypes and FX cymbals!

VIDEO Cymbal Lathing Process. See how a master cymbal smith turns a bronze blank into a shiny cymbal! Hyperion Golden Eye

VIDEO Kareem Headley Signature Cymbals Studio Session #1 feat. Kareem Headley. Cymbals used:
Tonum Vintage Sandy Kareem Headley Signature 14" Hi-Hats
Tonum Vintage Sandy Kareem Headley Signature 18" Crash
Tonum Vintage Sandy Kareem Headley Signature 18" Sharp Crash
Tonum Vintage Sandy Kareem Headley Signature 10" Parallax Splash
Tonum Vintage Sandy Kareem Headley Signature 22" Ride
Tonum Karma Black Eye Kareem Headley Signature 8" Splash
Tonum Karma Black Eye Kareem Headley Signature 13" Spiral Splash
Tonum Karma Black Eye Kareem Headley Signature 19" Crash
Tonum Karma Black Eye Kareem Headley Signature 20" Crash Ride

VIDEO Studio Session #2 Same cymbals as above.

VIDEO Dontrell Johnson Live Session. Cymbals used:
Tonum Vintage Dry 20" Thin Crash
Tonum Karma Black Eye Kareem Headley Signature 19" Crash
Tonum Karma 19" Thin Crash, Vintage 18" Thin Crash
Tonum Vintage Sandy Kareem Headley Signature 18" Sharp Crash

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