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 Originally made for marching bands, they became popular in the 30's when drum set players starting using them for special effects.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.
The tilt and pull handle and wheels on this form fitted cymbal Enduro Rolling Cymbal Case make it a must for carrying your valuable cymbals with ease. Humes and Berg Enduro cases are designed with the traveling musician in mind. They are water-proof, scratch-resistant and basically indestructible hard molded cases. Straps and casters are heavy duty. They are guaranteed to hold up under extreme conditions and are always reliable. Two models are available, one fits up to 22" cymbals and other up to More Info »
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 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.
Ottaviano Cymbals are for the serious Jazz and Orchestral player looking for the sound of the highly sought-after old K's. They are warm, dark sounding with clean stick definition and thin enough to crash as well as ride. We have sold these to many endorsers representing other cymbal companies looking for a unique one of a kind "sound." These are limited in production and made one at a time. A "hidden" gem! Justin Ottaviano makes his own cymbals. He uses More Info »
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.
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 »
Good stick definition, clear bell, and warm undertones with an unlathed underside. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians.
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.
The K Light range now also features a 22" K Light Ride to complement the existing 24" model. The 22" K Light Ride features the same "smoky" sound and excellent stick definition of the 24" model but in a smaller, more controllable size. The Ride is perfect for rock, jazz, country or anything else you throw at them.
The Humes and Berg Enduro Cymbal Case is designed with the traveling musician in mind. It is a water-proof, scratch-resistant and basically indestructible hard molded, form fitted case. Straps and casters are heavy duty. Guaranteed to hold up under extreme conditions. Always reliable. Two models are available, one fits cymbals up to 22" in diameter and the other up to 24" cymbals.
Otttaviano Cymbal's GP series is a Patina coating on the cymbal to produce an aged look and a protective coating. These are warm, dark sounding, one of a kind, cymbals made for serious Jazz and Orchestral players. Thin enough to crash as well as ride, they are designed after the "Old K" cymbal, with a lot more consistency. Justin Ottaviano makes his own cymbals. He uses the best quality Turkish blanks. The alloy is cast bronze B20, which is 80% More Info »