You may not be as familiar with UFIP cymbals as some of the other major brand names. If this is the case, you are in for a treat! UFIP is a high-end Italian company that has been producing beautiful, quality handmade cymbals since 1931.
What sets UFIP apart from all the rest, is their unique casting process, called Rotocasting. With this (literally) revolutionary process, liquid bronze is poured into a spinning mold shaped like a cymbal so that the bell is part of the originally cast shape. This high-speed spinning expels impurities from the bronze to the cymbal's edge and surface areas, where it is lathed off afterwards. The process also reduces air pockets in the alloy, yielding what UFiP claims is the purest B20 bronze on the market, along with a thicker bell-to-bow ratio than any other cymbal.
UFiP cymbals have a refreshingly unique sound that is clear and pure, with a bell that is sonically impressive, to say the least. At the Drum Center of Portsmouth, we believe in trusting your ears, and not necessarily a label. These cymbals are comparably priced to other professional B20 bronze lines, so there is absolutely no downside to giving UFiPs a shot.