The Satellites are essentially flat hammered discs. They can be thought of as mini-flat rides, flat bells, or flat splashes. Being they are fully hammered, their quality is dark; however, because of their diameter of 9” 10”, and 11” more overtones can be exposed. Depending on technique, these small cymbals have multiple sonic possibilities. If played with fingers a very identifiable tone is produced, similar to a quiet bell. This effect can be produced as well playing softly with mallets. Contrastingly, if the cymbal is struck hard there is minimal sustain which creates a choked splash effect. Played lightly with sticks the sound quality is acutely articulate, very compatible in combination with 20” Atacama Precision Flat Ride....// -Turkish Cymbals -Hand Cast, Hand Hammered, Hand Lathed. Peculiar hiss-tone that is high, sharp & piercing. Excellent for short, punctuated accents with an exotic atmosphere. For centuries, cymbals have been made in artisan workshops in Istanbul, Turkey, the acknowleged home of quality cymbal making. Cymbal alloys (most notably B20 alloys) have secret recipes passed through generations and each Turkish Cymbal is hand cast, rolled whilst hot, hammered by skilled artisans and tested to give the unique sound the Turkish Cymbals have, before being finished on a lathe. Only by hand making can the cymbal be worthy of a top-flight drummer. Each cymbal has its own individual overtones and "DNA", whilst being broadly similar to its brothers. Your sound is unique with Turkish Cymbals. Probably the finest cymbals on the planet.