Cymbals for Worship

WHICH CYMBALS - for Worship?

We are worship drummers at Red Cymbals and have many years experience playing in a whole range of venues from old wooden community halls, outdoor stages and small, medium and large venues. While experience counts we have also actively sought out advice and feedback from people on our cymbals.

After hearing a plethora of opinions, advice and complaints from drummers, pastors, worship leaders and people in the congregation we have come up with a lineup of cymbals which we think will work well in a range of musical settings. 

We also a range of other tools for creating the sound that you need such as Red Baffles for refracting loud sounds, Vertical Drum Co. drums, True Vibe Mounts and Snare Weights.

Why not reach out and have a chat with us and organise a consultation to help you find what is needed for your church or worship setting. Email: or call us +61 422 500 071


The Vertical Series

This series has been designed in consultation with worship drummers from churches such as Stairway Church, Hillsong, Planetshakers, Extreme Life Church, Neuma Church, Sandals Church and several others as well as drum maker and worship drummer, Josh from the Vertical Drum Co.
We were looking to create something special to be used in the worship setting which will provide a dynamic instrument that doesn’t interfere with the worship atmosphere but complements it. The crashes and rides have extra hammering to decrease the decay. The hi-hats have a heavier raw bottom with a lighter top.
Check out the demos below of on our YouTube Channel and get in touch if you are keen to try some out.

The Vertical 'Raw' Series

The Vertical Raw series is drier, thinner and definitely darker than the Vertical Series with a range of hammering styles applied to give the cymbals less wash, a shorter decay more low end buttery tones.
While on a drum shed road trip in the USA we chatted again with drum maker and worship drummer, Josh Rainey from the Vertical Drum Co. and came up with these sweet sounding cymbals.
Josh and I wanted to create something that was going to enable front of house engineers to put the overheads back into the mix and have control over the cymbals which in a lot of situations take over. These cymbals won't dominate the mix however they leave you with the option to turn up the overheads or down as the case may be.
Our only advice with these is to chat with your drummers about technique and ask them to play more dynamically and not simply pound away on them as the cymbals are designed to be more dynamic and lower in volume. A good technique is to play across the cymbals rather than straight down unto them.
We would suggest putting more overheads in your drummer's IEM mix, mounting the cymbals lower and looser as well as angled towards the drummer. For more tips on cymbal care go to THIS page on our site!
Check out the demos below of on our YouTube Channel and get in touch if you are keen to try some out.



Traditional Dark Series

The Traditional Dark Series of Red Cymbals are similar to the Traditional Series but unlathed underneath which gives them a short decay and darker sound.

The Traditional Dark series are popular for use in a worship setting due to their controlled wash and yet clear projection. Check out the demos below or visit our YouTube Channel


Traditional Series

Traditional Series

The Traditional Series of Red Cymbals are medium to thin weighted cymbals and can be custom made depending on the individual church or drummer's needs. The Traditional Series are designed to be responsive with a medium decay, buttery warm tones which also provide a wide dynamic range and presence.

To hear a demo of the cymbals click on the video below and visit our YouTube Channel for more videos: