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 Originally made for marching bands, they became popular in the 30's when drum set players starting using them for special effects.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.
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.
This special effects crash cymbal has a unique set of laser generated "cut outs" that allow it to produce a quick, dry, and trashy sound used for accenting and punctuating. The brilliant finish makes this "must have" shimmer like any A Custom.
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.
The versatile Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash Cymbal puts out warm, rich sound that cuts through and sings out. Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, and scores more musical movers have sworn by the deep, dry, shimmering K sound developed in 19th century Turkey. Unique crash with dry, trashy overtones. Fast response with very quick decay. Speaks quickly, then dies. Very dark and full-bodied. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker More Info »
The Zildjian K Custom Dark Hi-Hat Pair have a fast, bright chick that cuts through. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians. 14" diameter. Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, and scores more musical movers have sworn by the deep, dry, shimmering K sound developed in 19th century Turkey.
The Zildjian K Custom Session Hi-Hat Cymbals were designed with Steve Gadd and feature his distinctive cymbal sound. Steve worked with the Zildjian Sound Lab for several years to reproduce the classic and sought-after sound of his cymbals. The resulting hi-hats feature a 13-15/16" medium-weight top, 14" medium-thin bottom, and have a sharp, defined "chick." Like Gadd himself, the K Custom Session cymbals are versatile enough for any playing and recording situation. Features Designed with Steve Gadd 13-15/16" medium-weight top More Info »
Developed in conjunction with leading drum stylist Akira Jimbo, the Zildjian K Kustom Hybrid Hi-Hat Pair features an innovative brilliant/traditional surface that produces different tones depending on where the cymbal is played for a musical "darkness with brilliance" combination. The inner half features the unlathed, brilliant finish of the K Custom Ride, while the outer half features the traditionally finished K Zildjian lathing. The unlathed section helps control the wash and sustain, making it ideal for recording and live situations. More Info »
Hammered outer edge on bottom HiHat creates radical, clean, fast "chick." This original Mastersound Hi Hat delivers the fast, clean "chick" sound of the Mastersound design in the bright, natural, full-bodied voice of the world's best-selling cymbal series. Multiple contact points created by innovative hammering along the edges allow air to vent out of the Zildjian Master Sound Hi-Hat Cymbals as they close, accentuating the "chick" effect. These hi-hats from Zildjian are ideal cymbals for rock music when maximum cut More Info »
The A Series Zildjian is the world's most popular and versatile cymbal. 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.
Deep, warm, with solid "chick" sound. Low pitched; fast response. 14" pair.
These radically grooved hi-hat cymbals serve up more playing area and volume than ever before, with the innovative Zildjian "chick" sound. Warm, responsive, versatile and sophisticated, the K Mastersounds combine body, musicality, and stunning looks in one powerful package.
Based on requests from players for a lighter weight version of their heralded K hi-hats, Zildjian created the K Light hi-hats with a medium thin top paired with a medium bottom to give them a dark and slightly delicate feel with a light blend of overtones. Good for most applications including rock, pop, country, and jazz.
Ottaviano Cymbals has duplicated the "Old K" sound. These are sought out, warm, dark hi-hats. Completely hand made and hammered by one cymbal maker. Made especially for the Jazz player. Justin Ottaviano makes his own cymbals. He uses the best quality Turkish blanks. The alloy is cast bronze B20, which is 80% copper and 20% tin. He makes all of the cymbals from the shaping process to the finishing of the logos. He shapes the cymbals profile, using a special technique that More Info »