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Zildjian Cymbals

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The Avedis Zildjian Company, more commonly known as Zildjian, is an Armenian-American musical instrument manufacturer and the largest cymbal making company in the world. Founded in 1623 by Avedis Zildjian in Constantinople, Zildjian have been setting the world standard of cymbals for centuries.

Avedis stumbled across the Zildjian alloy in 1618 while working on a formula for the creation of gold. This secret alloy has been at the core of their world class cymbal making ever since. 15 people work together to make every single Zildjian alloy cymbal, while specific ranges are pored over and handcrafted using an intense 14-step process. Each cymbal is then sonically tested by a team of experts (with a combined experience of nearly 100 years) to ensure that they meet the high standards you’ve now come to expect from Zildjian products.

Avedis Zildjian III was also the first to introduce the terms crash, ride, and effects to the drumming vocabulary, helping drummers describe exactly the sound they were looking for.

Many of the world's leading drummers proudly use Zildjian cymbals, and have done for most of their career. Drummers including Ash Soan, Buddy Rich, Carter Beauford, Dave Grohl, Gavin Harrison, Mike Mangini, Steve Gadd, Thomas Pridgen, Travis Barker, and many more endorse these cymbals due to their immense craftsmanship and reliability.

Zildjian's most popular cymbal ranges are the A Custom and K Custom lines. The fusion of Zildjian's classic A and K Series cymbals with the more modern, bright and glassier tones produced by the brilliant finish make these cymbals some of the most sought after sounds by drummers and producers in a recording studio.

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