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NAMM 2019 | Zildjian Cymbals
NAMM 2019 | Zildjian Cymbals
Zildjian announces its new cymbals and drum products for 2019, including new K Cluster Crashes, FX Stacks, the new 22" Crash of Doom, and more...
With the doors to Winter NAMM 2019 opening in the next few weeks, Zildjian has announced its latest range of cymbals and percussion products in anticipation of the show. Amongst the line up is the brand-new K Cluster Crash cymbals as well as some new FX Stacks, Chroma Series drumsticks, and the mighty 22" FX Oriental "Crash of Doom".
Read on to find out about the newest Zildjian products or skip ahead to see the latest NAMM 2019 Drum Gear at Gear4music.
New K Cluster Crashes
The new-for-2019 Zildjian K Cluster Crash cymbals expand the versatile K Series, bringing a new "darker, trashier" sound into your arsenal. Created with an extra-thin weight and an unlathed bell, the K Cluster crashes are made with the same hammering techniques as found in the rest of the K Series, only with extra "cluster" hammer marks for a unique tone.
The result is a cymbal with fast attack and great response. As Zildjian says, the new K Cluster range will "fill your special effects needs without the holes." This new range is available in 16", 18", and 20" sizes.
Watch the official Zildjian 18" K Cluster Crash demo below.
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- Zildjian 16" K Zildjian Cluster Crash
- Zildjian 18" K Zildjian Cluster Crash
- Zildjian 20" K Zildjian Cluster Crash
New 14" K Sweet Hi Hat Cymbals
Zildjian has newly introduced a 14" hi hat set into the K Sweet family. First released for NAMM 2018, the K Sweet range was designed to maximise the inherently dark nature of the K Series, featuring traditional (and extensive) hammering, a thin top, and unlathed bells. The result is a highly useful addition to your setup with a dark sound and plenty of wash.
Previously only available in 15" and 16" sizes, the new 14" K Sweet Hi Hats complete the lineup and provide a new option for players looking for the extra dark and sweet sound of the K Sweet Series.
Watch the official Zildjian 14" K Sweet Hi Hat demo below.
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The new fx Stacks are here to (in Zildjian's words), "meet the demands of today's popular music, and the desire of drummers to create unique and alternative accents to their sound."
Each fx Stack is sold in a pair and comes with the exclusive Zildjian Cymbolt mount - a unique device which lets you set the pitch of the stack, as well as transition back to a standard hi hat setup.
The fx Stacks provide the ability to explore quick staccato hits at a variety of different pitches. The inclusive Cymbolt mount makes the transition from bright, fast & cutting sounds to standard hi hat tones as easy as adjusting a wingnut. A variety of mounting options are available - see the video below for an idea of how it sounds!
Each fx Stack is constructed from a proprietary alloy top and a cold rolled steel bottom. This unique blend creates a brilliant staccato sound as well as a cutting-edge look with a distinct hole pattern.
The fx Stack range is available from 8" up to 16" sizes.
Check out the official Zildjian fx Stack overview video below.
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- Zildjian 8" FX Stack Pair w/Mount
- Zildjian 10" FX Stack Pair w/Mount
- Zildjian 12" FX Stack Pair w/Mount
- Zildjian 14" FX Stack Pair w/Mount
- Zildjian 16" FX Stack Pair w/Mount
22" FX Oriental Crash of Doom
"Not for the subtle". If you're looking for a mighty accent, the new 22" Zildjian fx Oriental Crash of Doom is here to expand on the "dark, explosive, monstrous sound" of the original 20" Crash of Doom. Resembling an ancient cymbal found in the Orient, the Crash of Doom provides a powerful sound for special accents.
The Crash of Doom is characterised by a trashy, dark, and low-pitched sound. It has an immediate attack with a broad, full-bodied sustain. This sonic signature makes it ideal for musicians seeking an explosive addition to their setup.
Check out the video below for an overview of the 22" Crash of Doom.
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Chroma Series Drumsticks
As the first drumstick line to feature a metallic finish, the Zildjian Chroma Series is here to add an eye-catching look to your setup. Each model is finished in a pearlescent paint that interacts with external light sources to create a brilliant, dazzling shine.
Crafted in the new Zildjian 5A profile (16" length, .560" diameter), the Chroma Series is available in four stand-out colours to get you noticed.
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- Zildjian 5A Chroma Pink Drumsticks
- Zildjian 5A Chroma Blue Drumsticks
- Zildjian 5A Chroma Gold Drumsticks
- Zildjian 51 Chroma Silver Drumsticks
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By Matt WilkinsonPosted on 9 Jan 2019 11:16 to category : Instruments News
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