Cymbals listed from left to right
14" Signature Dark Energy Hats Mark I
18" Masters Dark Crash
20" Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark II
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Born in Puebla, Mexico, Monica Del Valle started her musical path playing the piano at age 9. By age of 12 she had discovered rock music and the drums. After being a self taught drummer for many years she decided to take her musical career to the next level and enrolled at the “Universidad de las Américas – Puebla” where she continued her education in classical percussion. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, she devoted herself to drumming, playing for Mexican artists such as Cristian Castro (Sony Music) and Juan Carlos Lozano (Moenia, Morbo). In 2011, she relocated to Mexico City where she began a successful career in theater, playing drums in shows such as Billy Elliot (Gou Producciones), RENT, Songs For A New World (Happy Ending), Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Wicked and The Lion King (Ocesa Teatro). She currently plays drums in the musical Hello Dolly. She proudly endorses Paiste, Yamaha, Remo, Montano, Cympad.
Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.
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