Antique is merely an adjective of the LOOK of this line. It has nothing to do with its sound . Modern rock, funk and fusion styles beg for some of the heavy tight timbres the Antiques put out. These definitely different cymbals were inspired by drummers looking for an alternative sound and look offering powerful energy and tone for hard hitting drummers.Two extra steps in the creative process give the Antiques their unique sound and look. After an initial hammering and sharp lathing, they are heavily supplemental-hammered by master hammer smiths Shaban and Ahmet Baykusak.Then for their defining sound and finish, the Antiques are finally given one more pass through the wood-fired furnace.The rides are low-pitched with a dry tight wash, the crashes earthy and explosive. Hi-hat pairs are heavy with an aggressive open wash and powerful chick.