The history of cymbals began about 5,000 years ago when ancient metal smiths discovered that they could make their tools and weapons stronger by combining copper with a little tin. They called their new alloy Bronze and it was an instant hit.
Over the next several thousand years this breakthrough— along with the processes of mixing, casting, shaping and tempering (further strengthening the material by heating and quickly cooling it)— were further refined and spread throughout the world. Gradually some of the more creative early craftsmen began using Bronze to develop chimes, bells and cymbals as well as weapons and tools.
Fast forward to the early 1900’s when the modern drumset was born and cymbals began to take on the main time-keeping role in new forms of popular music. From Jazz and Latin to Pop and Rock, the versatility, warmth and character of Bronze cymbals became the standard for virtually every musical style that emerged in the 20th Century.
Today, CRX continues the long tradition of hand-made cymbals while pioneering new innovations. Although CRX cymbals are individually crafted from B20 Bronze by modern cymbal smiths, and never mass produced or made by machines, they offer pro-quality sound and performance at an affordable price. In addition, CRX is the first and only midrange cymbal line that is available in a full range of dark, medium and bright tonal options and a wide selection of types and sizes— giving every drummer the opportunity to have their own sound as well as their own style.
Based on the dark-medium-bright tonal spectrum that forms the foundation of modern music— and the quality, consistency and innovation that are the core values of the TRX Cymbal Co.— CRX Cymbals are a new range of high-performance cymbals designed to provide a great sounding yet affordable alternative for today’s student and semi-pro drummers.
CRX features an extended selection of Ride, Crash, Hi-Hat and Effects cymbals created from our proven B20 Bronze formula and crafted using a combination of traditional methods and progressive designs. CRX’s three tonal/performance categories— represented by the CLASSIC, ROCK and XTREME lines— allow all players to choose their cymbal sets from the widest variety of complementary and contrasting cymbal sounds regardless of their age, interests, or playing level.