Hammerax is an American percussion and cymbal manufacturer, launched in 2006 headed by Audio engineer John Stannard. Hammerax is known for their unique percussive creations and unusual instrument designs, which have received mixed reviews from customers.
Notable users of their cymbals include Terry Bozzio and Danny Carey.
Its cymbals, which have been crafted in many unique and patented or patent pending forms, are particularly noted. Hammerax's private collection includes at least 50 instruments, some of which were experimental test prototypes.
Head-turning effects to make all hell break loose
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.
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.