IndustryMusical instruments
Founded2006; 16 years ago (2006)
FounderJohn Stannard

Hammerax is an American percussion and cymbal manufacturer, launched in 2006 headed by Audio engineer John Stannard.[1][2] Hammerax is known for their unique percussive creations and unusual instrument designs,[3] which have received mixed reviews from customers.[4][5]

Notable users of their cymbals include Terry Bozzio[6] and Danny Carey.[7]


Its cymbals, which have been crafted in many unique and patented or patent pending forms, are particularly noted.[8] Hammerax's private collection includes at least 50 instruments, some of which were experimental test prototypes.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "About - Hammerax". Hammerax. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  2. ^ Mastelotto, Pat (2011). "Pat Mastelotto, Traps". Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "Mike Dolbear DRUMS | Hammerax Products". www.mikedolbear.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  4. ^ Holmes, Dave (February 12, 2016). "Hammerax Effects Cymbals review". MusicRadar. Retrieved March 28, 2017. Head-turning effects to make all hell break loose
  5. ^ "Hammerax Liquicy Cymbal". Musician's Friend. Retrieved March 28, 2017. Liquicy 'vibrato' cymbals signify an innovative step in cymbal making. Hammerax's patent-pending technology creates a constantly phase-shifting vibrato in which tones are always moving and sweeping. A wild yet smooth effect. Crash the Liquicy's edge or ride the sweet spot with light sticks.
  6. ^ Bozzio, Terry. "Biography | Terry Bozzio - Official Site". terrybozzio.com. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  7. ^ admin (2014-01-28). "Danny Carey Joins Hammerax Artist Team". Hammerax (Press release). Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  8. ^ a b "Drum News: Hammerax Liquicy Private Collection Revealed" (Video). Drummer café. January 5, 2016. Retrieved November 17, 2019. Hammerax Liquicy cymbals were unveiled in 2007 after research into developing a cymbal of increased flex which yielded a deep vibrato style wobble. Early Liquicy cymbals were crashes geared toward max depth of wobble with a slow deep wave. Research continued and after years of work, Hammerax utilized a greater variety of shapes, hammer patterns and heat treating to expand the possibilities of Liquicy. These later tests were handmade at great expense and a few surprising features emerged- Some had a bell-like cup ping.