Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbal Box Set - 13" Hi Hat, 16" Crash, 18" Ride No Longer Available

Acoustic Electric Cymbal Kit for Electronic Drum Kits with 13" Hi-hats, 16" Crash, 18" Ride, AE Controller, Three AE Pickups, Cables, and Mounting Kit
Item ID: G16AEBS2

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Breakthrough Cymbal Technology!

Play electronic drums? You need these cutting-edge cymbals! Crafted in partnership between Zildjian and Gen16, Gen 16 Acoustic Electric Cymbals are actually cymbals. That is, they're legitimate Zildjian cymbals that play at reduced volume - about 75% less volume, thanks to a unique perforated pattern. That means you can play them exactly how you play any other cymbal, using any stick, mallet, or technique. The full decay is there, and they respond to your every playing nuance.

A patented, discrete dual-pickup system in the cymbal mount picks up the sound of the cymbals. And, in tandem with a DSP engine, they amplify and tone shape the cymbal's output to get them at levels the whole audience can hear. Finally, you can make playing your electronic kit as fun as playing your acoustic kit. Many players will want to use them with their acoustic kits for reduced volume in pit work or worship bands. For discriminating drummers, there's no choice but the Gen 16 Acoustic Electric Cymbal Box Set.

Zildjian Acoustic Electric Cymbal Box Set Features at a Glance:
  • Cymbals for electronic drum kits
  • 13" AE Hi Hats
  • 16" AE Crash
  • 18" AE Ride
  • AE Controller
  • Three AE Pickups
  • Cables
  • Mounting Kit
Don't settle for rubber pads, put the Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbal Box Set to work for you!

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Manufacturer Part Number G16AEBS2

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Sweetwater Advice


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 Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbals from Zildjian. 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!
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