Cymbals listed from left to right
15" Giant Beat Hi-Hat
17" Masters Dark Crash
22" 2002 Crash
19" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
From the age of 14, Brandon Blakeley has had the goal of making music his career. Having started out playing with all different types of bands, he uses techniques from a broad range of genres but has found his place in emo, alternative, and pop punk. Brandon was self taught his entire life—from playing covers with friends, to tuning out of class to finger tap through a song's drum part. Going on his first tour at 18, he learned this is how he wanted to spend his life. Brandon would eventually come to form an emo influenced pop punk band called Kayak Jones, in which he drums and helps with songwriting. This lead to his joining of Hot Mulligan who has recently teamed up with No Sleep Records as well as APA Booking Agency. Both acts are looking forward to a promising future!"
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22"
Sound character: Full, warm, brilliant, shimmering, deep. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Quick response, fairly soft feel. Rich, strong crash sound with open low end and shimmering highs. Very versatile, responsive crash cymbal suitable for numerous musical styles.
Sizes: 14", 15", 16"
Sound character: Mellow, warm, yet brilliant with a hissing shimmer. Medium range and fairly clean mix. Warm, light and woody open sound, paired with a well defined, soft chick-sound. A very classic hi-hat for multi-purpose application in different musical genres.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson