UFiP Est 1931 Series

The Est.1931 Series was launched as a tribute to the year of UFiP’s foundation. Est.1931 cymbals are dry, smooth and warm with a traditional sound slightly updated to fit with new music styles. Crashes are dark, warm, smoky, soft, very low pitched and with a soft response and short sustain. Rides are extremely dry, musical, very controllable with an excellent stick definition and also perform well as Crash Cymbals Hi Hats feature a warm dry sound. The actual Crashes are silky and subtle but still cut through.

 

16" Crash Cymbal

Out of Stock

£218.42
17" Crash Cymbal

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£249.53
18" Crash Cymbal

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£268.03
19" Crash Cymbal

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£282.76
20" Crash Cymbal

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£303.96
20" Ride Cymbal

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£303.96
21" Sizzle Ride Cymbal

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£318.10
22" Ride Cymbal

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£328.70
14" Hi Hat Cymbals

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£352.74
15" Hi Hat Cymbals

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£388.79


In January 1931 four Italian Cymbal Companies  Marradi-Benti, Zanchi & Biasei, Rosati Leopoldo and A. & B. Fratelli Tronci founded a co-operative society called UFiP* to stop the competition between cymbals manufacturers. They did not realise then that this was the beginning of a revolution in cymbal production. Move on to the 1960’s and UFIP developed  their unique Rotocasting production technique. All UFiP cast cymbals are created with this method of pouring the molten bronze into a cymbal mold mounted on a centrifuge that spins at approximately 1000 revolutions per minute. This technique reduces air pockets in the alloy, helps eliminates impurities in the bronze and ensures a thicker bell, resulting in better resonance, together with less chance of breakages in use for its lifetime.


The new 1931 range brings together Artisan Heritage and State of the Art Rotocast production with traditional hand hammering by some of the world’s finest cymbal makers, to produce a range of cymbals that set a new standard. Suitable for all styles of traditional music genres such as Jazz and Big Band together with Funk and Pop right up to contemporary styles such as Grime and Spoken Word. A warm dry range, due partly to its smaller design bell, resulting in concentrated low frequency range for increased warmth of sound. The 1931 range is extremely controllable, with a unique look and a very specific finishing process.

Larger images/Demo Clips:
Crash Cymbal Image  Demo: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
Ride Cymbal Image  Demo: 20",  22"
Blast Extra Dry Crash Cymbal  Demo: 16", 17", 18" 19"20"
Sizzle Ride  Demo: 21"