Wuhan China Cymbals are the real thing! These are authentic China cymbals hand made in China. They are trashy, dark and explosive. Originally made for marching bands, they became popular in the 30's when drum set players starting using them for special effects. They are now used in every style and continue to grow in popularity. Often played upside down for riding as well as crashing, they are a true effect cymbal. Listed below are the most popular sizes.
Applicable for any style of music, Zildjian's A Custom Ride Cymbal enables you to articulate stick sound with a balanced wash. Cutting bell tone. Brilliant finish. A Customs are made using radical rotary hammering techniques, thin weights, and a striking, brilliant finish for crisp, sweet, sophisticated sound.
The Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash has a short decay, nice high-end pitch and quick response. Developed with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta, A Customs are made using radical rotary hammering techniques; thin weights; and a striking, brilliant finish for crisp, sweet, sophisticated sound.
Soft, delicate, and subtle without being mushy. Unique, ultra warm, and dark sound, ideal for acoustic jazz and studio work. Though the "chick" sound is very dry and warm, it is full-bodied with plenty of presence. Developed in conjunction with the maestro, Elvin Jones.
The Zildjian K Custom Dark Ride Cymbal has excellent stick definition with full, dry stick sound; dark, warm undertones; and trashy accents. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians.
Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, and scores more musical movers have sworn by the deep, dry, shimmering sound of Zildjian's K Cymbals developed in 19th century Turkey. The Custom Fast Crash Cymbal features a new bell design that results in a faster decay and quicker response than regular K Custom crashes. Brilliant finish.
The Zildjian A Series New Beat Hi-Hat Pair are the world's most popular and versatile cymbals. Created from cast bronze alloy of 80% copper, 20% tin, and traces of silver, it is symmetrically machine hammered and lathed with a traditional wide groove. The result is an exuberant cymbal that bursts with a classic voice that is pure, bright, and expressive.
Zildjian's K Ride Cymbal delivers clear, full-stick definition with low overtones. Available in 20-inch and 22-inch sizes.
Pete Engelhart designed the Satellite Drums to be hit with mallet or stick. When the metal bar is hit with a soft mallet the sound produced is similar to a steel drum. A stick produces a loud resonant, metallic effect. The drums are pitched at intervals and very compelling for sound effects and rhythmic patterns. Sizes are approximately 5" and 7". They are stand mountable. These are made exclusively for us by Pete.
The A Zildjian Crash is the perfect cymbal if you are looking for bright response and good projection. The A Zildjian crashes have a medium size bell and nice wash and decay after attack. The thickness varies for the various sizes. A favorite for years!
The Zildjian A Custom Ride Cymbal has good stick definition with colorful, warmer undertones. Developed with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta, A Customs are made using radical rotary hammering techniques; thin weights; and a striking, brilliant finish for crisp, sweet, sophisticated sound.
The Zildjian A Custom Crash is natural and bright with great overtones. It delivers the modern, sophisticated sound you expect from the world leader in cymbal manufacturing. Developed with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta, A Custom Cymbals are made using radical rotary hammering techniques; thin weights; and a striking, brilliant finish for crisp, sweet, sophisticated sound.
The Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash Cymbal was developed in response to requests for the heavier, louder volume needed in rock settings. The Zildjian Sound Lab created the Projection series cymbals with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta. Zildjian A Custom cymbals are made using radical rotary hammering techniques, thin weights, and a striking, brilliant finish.
The heaviest of all the Custom Crashes, the Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash has a sharp, cutting attack with a high-pitched cymbal sound, and it shimmers with complex brilliance and musicality. All-brilliant finish, heavier weight, and large cup offer sounds from light, musical accents to loud, cutting punctuations.
Crafted with a blend of traditional and modern hammering techniques to enrich and darken the vintage sound.
Plenty of give, texture, and "crashability." Combination of top articulation and bottom spread provides excellent stick articulation. Higher in pitch.
K Constantinople cymbals speak with the dark warm sound associated with Zildjian cymbals made in Turkey in the first half of the 20th Century. "Old Ks" first resurfaced during the 1950s and 1960s in set-ups of bebop era vanguard drummers like Elvin Jones. K Constantinoples are hand-lathed by skilled artisans using old-style cutting tools. Pits and other surface impurities, that modern finishing processes remove, are retained, preserving the original tonal quality.
The 22" Zildjian K Constantinople Over-Hammered Thin Ride has not only been subjected to Zildjian's traditional K Con hammering for a good wash and spread, but also to a random over-hammering. Over-hammered cymbals receive additional hammer strikes after they are lathed. This is visually apparent and aids in giving these cymbals a slightly drier sound and controllability as well as excellent stick definition. This ride has a dark overall sound with rich overtones. Features 22"-diameter Dark, dry, and controllable sound More Info »
The 22" Zildjian K Constantinople Bounce Ride was designed in conjunction with legendary jazz drummer Kenny Washington, who is known for his vintage K cymbal sound. This medium-thin ride cymbal has excellent stick bounce. It has more pronounced tonal grooves than other models, which produces a controlled sustain and decay. Zildjian utilized traditional K Constantinople hammering techniques and augmented the design of this cymbal with eight groups of clustered hammering, giving each ride its own unique sonic characteristics. Features 22"-diameter More Info »
Dark, warm, lush, gorgeous. Re-creates the classic "old K" sound with the same dry overtones and smooth decay similar to the ride cymbals that have proved so popular. Fast, full-bodied response with an exceptional vintage feel.