The new Exo and Duo cymbals in Stagg's Genghis cymbal line not only give the entire Genghis series a wider range of very mature sounds, visibly they also add a whole new dimension this great range of cymbals. In this Genghis cymbal-demo you also learn how these cymbals are developed and why they sound like they do. We added the new Stagg bells as well in this article.
As you can see in close-up in the video, the Genghis Exo has long hammer marks that give it an almost fluid kind of hammering detail. The Exo bells have no lathing.
For the Genghis Duo, a deeper and smaller hammering style has been used. The edge of the Duo cymbals is thinner due to the heavier lathing process, where the body of the cymbal is thicker in its raw form.
Having a lathed edge makes the cymbal very crashable while the body is perfect for using it as a ride. The stick definition of the Duo cymbals is remarkably clear while still having a beautiful dry tone. The lathed bell on the Genghis Duo cymbals gives them another dimension in sounds which make these cymbals even more versatile than they already look.
Stagg's Genghis Exo and Duo series
The new types in the Genghis series come in a light dark, a medium dark and extra dark versions.
The available Genghis Exo & Duo cymbals
16, 17, 18 & 19 crashes
20 & 21 rides
The new Stagg bells The Stagg cymbal lines go way broader than you might think. Check out these very clear dual hammered bells that were also released at NAMM 2019. Nicely demoed in the less than one-minute video below.
Stagg Pure and Exo Bells
New available are the:
Exo series - dual hammered bells
6" light - low-pitched bell sound
6" medium - medium-pitched
7" light - low-pitched
7" medium - medium-pitched
Stagg Pure bells
4.5" dual hammered pure bell (DH-B45MP)
High-pitched bell sound with pure sustain
6" dual hammered pure bell (DH-B45MP)
A low-pitched bell sound with pure sustain