Gabe Burdett,USA

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Sidewinder 15

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"From a Grass snakes sliver to a Cobra strike, these cymbals whisper or roar as required.  They are an important addition to any serious musicians sound library, and like their creator, are unique, visionary, revolutionary, and original." - Robin Payne, UK

"The new Serpent cymbal is a big 'splash' with the percussion gang at Eastern Washington University. We see great potential for this cymbal covering a color spectrum heretofore not possible with conventional designs.  Congratulations to Steve Croteau for his inventiveness, creativity and serious contribution to the percussive arts."

Marty Zyskowski, USA

"I love my Serpent! I use it in Rock, Country, Pop and Gospel. It sounds awesome in places where a Chinese cymbal would be too harsh. And mallet rolls are amazing!" - Mike McGill, USA

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Sidewinder 17

Serpent uses ONLY hand hammered and lathed B20 bronze.  

Serpent is the original 'spiral' cymbal that delivers an
unequaled voice in the world of exotic percussion.

Over twenty years in the making,
this is the sound you've been searching for.  

Nothing else comes close!

Sidewinder 15
Perfect for Hand Percussionists
  • Explosive
  • Splashy
  • Washy
  • Trashy

Serpent Applications:
  • Drum Set
  • Hand Percussion
  • Drum Corps
  • Symphony
  • Percussion Ensemble
"The best way for me to describe it (SW-17) to you is that it is a smoky wind that can whisper like a Summer breeze and roar like a force ten Hurricane.  It can also hit like Thor's hammer and will never bottom out no matter how hard you nail it."
Roger Strange, Canada

"I love my Serpent cymbal. It has a unique sound of its very own. It is warmer than a china cymbal, and can send a nice wash of color when played with mallets. It also looks like a beautiful piece of modern art with the rest of my drumset. Thanks Steve!"

Vince Littleton, USA
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