Each Vic Firth Signature Series model was conceived through extensive research with the finest drummers from a variety of musical styles. The designs reflect their musical requirements in terms of balance, feel, sound projection and cymbal color. All colored sticks feature a clear, natural tip. All sticks are hickory unless otherwise noted. Peter Erskine (SPE) Light and fast with a piccolo tip for pinpoint articulation on cymbals. L = 16" | Dia. = .525" Peter Erskine Ride Stick (SPE2) An 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 and are made one at a time. Justin Ottaviano makes his own cymbals. He uses the best quality Turkish 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 »
The Zildjian K Custom Ride Cymbal uses completely unlathed crafting to provide bright, clean stick definition; loud bell; and dark overtones. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians.
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.
Ultra-dry stick sound with some dry undertones. Totally unlathed and unpolished. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians. The Custom Special Dry Rides are noted for their clean stick sound and dark overtones.
The K Custom Hybrid series is another innovative and musical line developed in conjunction with Akira Jimbo, a leading drum stylist. The Hybrids combine the unlathed, brilliant finish of the K Custom Ride on the inner half with the traditionally finished K Zildjian lathing on the outer half of the cymbal. This results in the possibility of two different sound dynamics depending where the cymbal is played. Additionally, the unlathed section helps to control the wash and sustain, rendering them More Info »
Combines a warm, dry stick sound with a lush, dark, dry, warm, and full-bodied crash sound, ideal for accents. Provides both these sought-after qualities in a single, unlathed, and extra-hammered but thin cymbal design. Ideal for electric and acoustic jazz. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians.
Peter Erskine isn't the only drummer who considers Ks the holy grail of Ride sounds. But he considers the Left Side Ride "the perfect combination of spread and precision - the cymbal I've been looking for all my life." A compliment to his Crash and a "best friend" to his Ride, the Left Side Ride has the familiar warmth and clarity of his other Ks but adds a new distinctive sound.