A Custom

Browse a wide range of Zildjian A Custom Cymbals at Drum Central, one of the most popular cymbal series ever, including crashes, rides and hi-hats. We offer great value and fast delivery.

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.

Recognised by their striking brilliant finish, Zildjian A Custom cymbals feature unique tonal grooves and lower profiles. Together, these attributes produce a smoother, glassier and brighter sounding cymbal with more give when struck. Each of the A Custom cymbals are characterised by a sharp attack without an extended amount of sustain. It makes for a higher volume which isn’t overpowering. The sound really doesn’t outstay its welcome. You can comfortably use these cymbals for a multitude of different styles of music and drumming too thanks to their excellent balance. It is these qualities that have made the sound of A Customs particularly sought after in the studio.

For a warmer, more classic sound check out Zildjian A cymbals.