Each Vic Firth Signature Series model was conceived through extensive discussion and research with the finest keyboard percussionists from a variety of musical styles. The designs are a reflection of their musical requirements in terms of balance, feel, hardness and tone color. Signature Vibraphone - Victor Mendoza Medium-Hard cord wound mushroom heads produce a brilliant sound on vibraphone. With rattan handles. L = 15 1/2" Signature Vibraphone - Gary Burton Yarn wound heads and rattan handles accommodate Gary's requirements on 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 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.
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.
This Zildjian K-series crash delivers a mellow, deep, shimmering, dry, dark sound originally sought after by jazz musicians. Dark and warm with strong high-end qualities, it blends a broad range of high and low frequencies. Every cymbal is individually cast and rolled from a secret Zildjian alloy, creating an instrument with a distinctive voice and character.
These are the Classic Avedis Zildjian cymbals that established the name and reputation of Zildjian. The A Zildjian rides are brighter and have more high end than the A Custom or K cymbals. The medium ride comes in three sizes. The most popular is the 20". This is a good all around mid range cymbal.