Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbal Box Set (14" Hi Hat, 18" Crash, 20" Ride) Reviews3.5/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
The Zildjian Gen16 cymbals are perfect in so many scenarios. You'll want a set for your home, church, and any live sound situation that needs minimal volume. Whether you play electronic or acoustic drums, quiet cymbals that feel and sound natural are priceless! I've finally stopped complaining about the "feel" of electronic cymbals and the ear-piercing volume of acoustic cymbals!
from United States
August 2, 2012Music Background:
Great first gig using the Gen 16 cymbals!!I used these cymbals for the first time at a gig this past weekend. I had just started using the Pearl TruTrac heads on my acoustic set and added these cymbals to finish off the set. They were great! Our mixer guy was really able to control the sound and volume of my entire drumset. Would recommend them to all.
from Wapakoneta, OH
March 4, 2013Music Background:
Pro Musician, Worship Leader
Be Ready for ReplacementsThese cymbals are great. They are way better feeling and playing than most electronic cymbals. Are drummers at our church love them. The only problem is, we've been through three sets of them in 1 year. They keep cracking and breaking and need a major design upgrade. I would expect better long-term quality from Zildjian. Sweetwater has been wonderful and has replaced our broken ones quickly and with understanding. These are played about 5 1/2-6 hours a week at our church. They should hold up better than they do.
As soon as a crack gets started look out. We've even had chunks fly off in the middle of songs. I hope Zildjian keeps the concept, but finds a way to make them stronger.
For many players, the cymbals in an electronic drum kit have been the weak spot. The cymbal sounds that e-drums produce can be stellar, but the feel of e-drum cymbals turns off some players. You could use real cymbals with your e-drums, but then you'd have to deal with volume issues -- and you'd still have to mic them up in many situations.
What if you could play cymbals made from metal, ones that sounded great and felt exactly like "real" cymbals, but were still quiet enough to use with your e-drums? That's exactly what you get with the from . The Gen16s are real cymbals that feature a unique perforated pattern. This pattern reduces their volume level by up to 75%! Yet the Gen16s feel and respond exactly as real cymbals do, because they are real cymbals.
The cymbals feature dual pickups underneath, in the cymbal mount. The signal from these pickups feeds into a controller module, which features DSP for processing the tone into full-blown cymbal goodness. You can either run the output of the module into your e-drum controller or run your e-drum module's output through the Gen16 module. Either way, you can create exactly the blend that you want.
There are several cymbals in the Gen16 family: 13" or 14" hi-hat, 16" or 18" crash, and 20" ride. The controller can accept up to five cymbal inputs, so you can create exactly the cymbal array that you want for your kit. In use, you'd swear you were playing real cymbals -- the feel and response is exactly right. There's flexibility for shaping the sound as you desire, so you can custom-tailor your cymbals exactly as you like. And, because these are real cymbals, you can even play with brushes or mallets.
I can't think of a better solution for e-drum users. Practice, gigs, worship, schools... anywhere you need cymbals but have to control the volume, the Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbals provide the solution!
Acoustic Electric Cymbal Kit for Electronic Drum Kits with 14" Hi-hats, 18" Crash, 20" Ride, AE Controller, Three AE Pickups, Cables, and Mounting Kit