NORWELL, MA, January 2, 2019– The Avedis Zildjian Company is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Zildjian fx line with the unveiling of fx Stacks and the 22” fx Oriental Crash of Doom. The new fx cymbals have been crafted to meet the demands of today’s popular music, and the desire of drummers to create unique, and alternative accents to their sound.
The new Zildjian fx Stacks are the latest in innovative design, providing drummers with the ability to easily transition from a stack to traditional Hi Hats with the use of an exclusive Zildjian Cymbolt mount. Drummers now have the freedom to explore a variety of pitches and sounds in one versatile cymbal pair – transitioning from bright, fast, and cutting, to trashy and raw, simply by changing the set-up or adjusting the wing nut. The fx Stacks feature a rounded top with a distinctive hole pattern, and a flattened lip to fit seamlessly as a stack or Hi Hat with the cold-rolled steel bottom, to create a very quick, brilliant staccato sound. The fx Stack cymbal pair are available in 8”, 10”, 12”, 14” and 16” sizes.
The new 22” fx Oriental Crash of Doom continues to offer the dark, explosive, monstrous sound that characterized the popular 20” size. This cymbal is ultra-trashy, low pitched, and features an immediate, explosive attack and a long, full-bodied sustain for that “one of a kind” monster crash sound. The fx Oriental Crash of Doom features a traditional finish and a thin weight.
“Our fx cymbal line allows drummers to express their creativity and with the addition of our new fx Stacks and Crash of Doom, drummers will now have another voice of expression to choose from. The fx Stacks are a great combination of two alloys giving drummers the sound they want and the ability to change the cymbal pitch with simple turn of the wing nut.” says Victor Filonovich, Cymbals Category Manager for Zildjian.
Zildjian Extends K Family Cymbals With New Sizes And Tonal Colours
NORWELL, MA, January 2, 2019– The Avedis Zildjian Company is pleased to announce the extension of the iconic K family of cymbals, with the introduction of the new K Cluster Crashes and the addition of the new 14” K Sweet Hi Hats, These new additions complement the more traditional K family cymbals and offer a broader range in dark, alternative sounds.
The new K Cluster Crashes venture into a new dark, trashy, alternative sound that fills special effects needs, without the holes. The K Cluster Crashes feature the traditional K style hammering technique with additional “cluster” hammer marks. They are extra thin in weight and include an unlathed bell for greater tonal spread and additional sound frequencies. These cymbals are available in 16”, 18” and 20” models. ”The K Cluster crashes are that alternative sound that drummers are looking for, something different than the norm. These Cluster crashes cymbals respond quickly and have a raw, trashy sound that’s perfect for drummers who want to be little different,” says Victor Filonovich, Cymbals Category Manager for Zildjian.
The new K Sweet 14” Hi Hats continue the tradition of the award-winning K Sweet cymbal line released in 2018. The 14” model provides a more traditional sizing option for drummers looking for the same dark and sweet tonal colors featured in the 15” and 16” K Sweet Hi Hat models. All K Sweet Hi Hats features extensive K hammering, a thin top, extra heavy bottom, and unlathed bells, giving these cymbals a dark sound with a solid chick and full wash. Available as a pair, or as individual tops and bottoms. “We are very excited to offer these great additions to our legendary K Family. The New 14” Sweet Hi Hats add another level of excitement to our award winning K Sweet Collection, with its versatility and sound these Hi Hats will blend perfectly with all genres of music,” says Filonovich.
Zildjian Launches First Metallic Painted Drumsticks
NORWELL, MA, January 2, 2019– The Avedis Zildjian Company is pleased to introduce the first-ever, metallic painted drumsticks in the market, the Zildjian Chroma Series drumsticks. This new series builds on the success of Zildjian’s color-dipped stick options, and responds to the drummer’s need for sticks that are reliable, and command attention.
The new Zildjian Chroma Series drumsticks are finished with a pearlescent paint that interacts with light sources for a one-of-a-kind dazzling look. The sticks will be launching with four metallic finishes: Chroma Blue, Chroma Pink, Chroma Silver, and Chroma Gold. The Chroma Series is available in Zildjian’s recently redesigned 5A profile, 16” in length and .560” in diameter, and is an American hickory stick with an oval, wood tip.
“We couldn’t be more excited about these show stopping new colors,” says Andy Tamulynas, Drumsticks and Mallets Category Manager at Zildjian. “Not only are these the first metallic painted sticks on the market, but they stand on the shoulders of last year’s redesign of the classic Zildjian 5A.”
Zildjian Launches New Professional In-Ear Monitors
The Avedis Zildjian Company is pleased to introduce the Zildjian professional in-ear monitor. The monitors are designed to deliver high quality sound for musicians on stage, in the studio, or practice.
This launch marks the first release of in-ear monitors from Zildjian. These monitors are built with a Dual Dynamic Driver that delivers a smooth frequency response for all listening applications. They include both medium and large, premium, soft silicone SpinFit™ ear tips that provide increased noise isolation as a result of their ergonomic design, yielding better audio performance and lasting comfort. A ¼” adapter and cleaning tool are also included as a part of the round carrying case that holds the monitors.
“The new Zildjian In-Ear Monitors provide musicians a universal fit monitoring solution with sound characteristics of a round low end, a detailed mid-range and smooth high end,” says Mike Sutton, Accessories and Electronic Percussion Category Manager at Zildjian. “Plus with the use of the SpinFit ear tips which have a 360 degree range of motion, you will have better comfort and isolation versus traditional ear tips.”