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Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Cymbals Review

Nick D'Virgilio presents Zildjian's K Custom Special Dry series of cymbals. The K Custom Series is where the Zildjian Sound Lab went into innovation overdrive. K Customs arm you with a collection of modern K voices... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Zildjian K Custom Special Dry

The Zildjian K Custom Special Dry cymbals are chock-full of raw, earthy sounds. Infuse your drumming with dirty, funky overtones, thanks to the fast attack and decay. You'll love these responsive cymbals.

Zildjian A Avedis Cymbals Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb68ByFapI8 Nick D'Virgilio presents Zildjian's A Avedis series of cymbals. A Avedis series cymbals harken back to the Zildjians of the 1950s. Handcrafted in Zildjian's Norwell... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Zildjian S Series Cymbals

Zildjian's S Series is engineered to give today's drummers feel and tone that will sit comfortably in most genres of music. It's made from a B12 alloy that offers a specific balance of lows, mid frequencies, and... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Zildjian A Avedis Series Cymbals

A premium Zildjian cymbal line, A Avedis series cymbals harken back to the Zildjians of the 1950s. Handcrafted in Zildjian's Norwell, MA factory, each cymbal receives vintage-style lathing to give you smooth... Read more »

15 Stick Bag Essentials

As a drummer, your stick bag is your toolkit. It should contain everything that you need to play a gig or to get through a session, along with a small assortment of tools that might be needed for minor repairs. Here... Read more »

Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals and Remo Silentstroke Drumheads Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlDX6buKfu0 Hey drummers, let's take a look at two great low-volume solutions for your drum kit: Zildjian's L80 low-volume cymbals, and Remo's Silentstroke drumheads. Between these... Read more »

Kenny Aronoff on Zildjian Cymbals by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTfuK90VkfQ Legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff explains why he likes Zildjian cymbals. After the video, click the link below for more info on Zildjian cymbals and cymbal packs at... Read more »

Kenny Aronoff Interview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvExVkWkovI Mitch sits down with drummer extraordinaire Kenny Aronoff. One of the world's most influential and in-demand drummers, Kenny was named the #1 pop/rock drummer and the #1... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2015: Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoavEdinvYk Tony from Zildjian presents the K Custom Dark Crash cymbals from the show floor of Summer NAMM 2015. See Sweetwater's complete Summer NAMM 2015 Show Report here:... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2015: Zildjian Low Volume Series Cymbal Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obyhobi60gM Mike from Zildjian presents the Low Volume series of cymbals at Summer NAMM 2015. These are genuine Zildjian cymbals that play at reduced volume – up to 80% less volume... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2015: Zildjian Low Volume Cymbals

Crafted by Avedis Zildjian, Gen16 Low Volume cymbals are real cymbals that play at reduced volume - up to 80% less volume, thanks to a unique perforated pattern. That means you can play them exactly how you play any... Read more »

Why Antonio Sanchez Chooses Zildjian Cymbals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRBdD-0Z7W0 Check out Zildjian cymbals at Sweetwater here: https://www.sweetwater.com/c1018--Zildjian--Cymbals World-famous drummer Antonio Sanchez explains why he uses Zildjian... Read more »

How to Choose Drumsticks

With so many drumstick options out there in the world (Sweetwater currently sells 74 different types of drumsticks and that does not include Rute-style sticks, brushes, or mallets!), how do you know what type of... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Zildjian fx Oriental China Trash Cymbals

Zildjian's fx Oriental China Trash cymbal rounds out the company's fx China lineup with a thin, lightweight mini china cymbal that you can use alone or stack with other cymbals. Made from Zildjian B20 alloy, this... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Zildjian fx Spiral Stackers

Zildjian's fx Spiral Stackers are paper thin, ultra-lightweight, and have an eye-catching visual spiral effect when played. Zildjian fx Spiral Stackers are an inexpensive entry into cymbal stacking that delivers a... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Zildjian 21″ K Custom Organic Ride

Zildjian's 21" K Custom Organic Ride has a unique wire-brushed finish on top, and delivers a slightly raw sound, while maintaining crisp articulation. The bottom of the cymbal has a brilliant finish that opens up... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Zildjian 20″ K Constantinople Renaissance Ride

Zildjian's 20" K Constantinople Renaissance Ride cymbal sports a smaller, over-hammered bell, for a more contained sound that's less chimey and thoroughly integrated with the overall cymbal. This ride is thin... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Zildjian Volcano Cup Zil-Bel

Zildjian's Volcano Cup Zil-Bel gives you a new tonal option - a bright, singing musical sound that cuts through the mix and is perfect for special accents and effects. Crafted from Zildjian B20 alloy, this 7.5"... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Zildjian K Kerope Medium Ride Cymbals

More stick and more volume. That's what you get with the new K Kerope Medium Ride cymbals. Zildjian slightly expanded the weight range of this popular cymbal in response to drummer requests, so that it gives you... Read more »

Still Making Cymbals After More than 390 Years

Did you know that Zildjian — launched in Turkey in 1623 — has never laid off a single worker in it's nearly 400 year existence? That's the story reported by CNBC.com recently. Now based in Norwell... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2013: Zildjian Gen16 AE

Zildjian's new and improved Gen16 AE Acoustic Electric Cymbal System gives you the advantages of e-cymbals, with the natural feel of real acoustic cymbals. The perfect alternative to unnatural-feeling metal or... Read more »

MIPA 2012

At a ceremony held on March 22, the 13th annual MIPAs (Musikmesse International Press Award) were presented to the industry. For the MIPAs, journalists from more than 100 magazines vote for the best music and pro... Read more »

Hands On Review: Zildjian Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbals

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... Read more »