Zildjian’s newly designed 22” A Zildjian Swish Knocker, which features a smoother and sweeter “knock,” was inspired by the model Mel Lewis and his orchestra made famous at the Village Vanguard. The new A Zildjian Swish Knocker, which replaces the original model, has a slightly higher profile and a less curved cup. It also features 20 rivets and a legendary A Zildjian traditional finish.
Extra-strong beat, more volume. High-pitched.
Short, tight, funky beat. Fast response. Four holes in bottom for fast air release.
Solid Beat. Perfect all-purpose combination of stick and “chick” sound.
Hammered outer edge on bottom HiHat creates radical, clean, fast “chick.” This original Mastersound HiHat delivers the fast, clean “chick” sound of the Mastersound design in the bright, natural, full-bodied voice of the world’s best-selling cymbal series.
Beautiful, all-purpose ride with medium overtones.
Classic A Zildjian Ride that offers a sweet shimmering quality of overtones without loss of control or Ride articulation, with a larger sized cup for excellent bell access.
Based on the popular 19″ Armand “Beautiful Baby” Ride and the inimitable sound of the 60’s, the Armand Series is an excellent addition to the classic A Zildjian range of cymbals, offering their own distinct characteristics. New shaping techniques create a slightly lower profile and help to offer a special warm and smooth blend of overtones. Lighter weight specifications promote a fast cymbal response with special lower pitched overtones without the loss of projection potential.
High-end, clear definition. Clean “ping” sound.
Strong ride beat. Cutting bell sound.
Superb all-around ride. Mid-range pitch.
Tight, controlled sound. Pinpoint definition. Clean, clear, “chick”.
Strong “China” sound. Medium decay. Low-pitched.