Zildjian ideas...R&D. Let’s hear your ideas.

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Who knows. Maybe someone is listening. I think we at Cymbalholic had Zildjian’s ear. So let’s start that here.

Let’s hear your ideas on new possible Zildjians. First off, I’m a big fan. I’ll start with mine below.
 

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I’d like to see Z make something very similar to this, possibly in 23”. Think it would go over well.

I envision like a big heavy K Con with a good sized bell. Some type of unlathed bottom to better control it. Not too dry though. I’ll even name it. K Con Heavy ride.

And please...nothing brilliant on either side
 
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Another thing. Something that mirrors 602 15” SE. Which means somewhat light on the bottom ripple cymbal. Here ya go...K Light Mastersounds. I’d buy it.
 

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Another thing. Something that mirrors 602 15” SE. Which means somewhat light on the bottom ripple cymbal. Here ya go...K Light Mastersounds. I’d buy it.
I paired a 15" K Light Top with a 15" A Custom Mastersound Bottom for a while, it was a cool combination.

I'd love an A Sweet Ride with a bit of hammering to dry it out VERY slightly. Hell, I could probably get the sound I wanted just by using a little bit of tape, but that would bother the hell out of me.
 

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I paired a 15" K Light Top with a 15" A Custom Mastersound Bottom for a while, it was a cool combination.

I'd love an A Sweet Ride with a bit of hammering to dry it out VERY slightly. Hell, I could probably get the sound I wanted just by using a little bit of tape, but that would bother the hell out of me.
And that would be close, but I want to see a thinner bottom than the AC Mastersound.
 

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I'd like to see a return of the K Zmacs...maybe a hyrbid Zmac...and I'd like the Zmac name changed!

I'd also like to see a 15 (and larger) hats with bigger bells...not Mega big...but a playable easy to side stick target

I'd like them to take their frying pan idea and do something with zildjian's metal

that's all i have!
 

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I realize this is only a visual thing, but I’d love to see top and bottom ink stamps totally replaced with subtle 3” or so deep embossings right into the metal. I feel like it would exude a high-quality vibe.
 

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Don't know if it's possible, but I'd like a heavy ride for stick definition and ping, without the annoying 'ring',
while at the same time having a nice wash when playing towards the edge.

So, I guess it'd be heavy bell and bow, with a thinner edge.
 

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Don't know if it's possible, but I'd like a heavy ride for stick definition and ping, without the annoying 'ring',
while at the same time having a nice wash when playing towards the edge.

So, I guess it'd be heavy bell and bow, with a thinner edge.
And I think that’s where JRs ride comes in. I think Z could make a big heavy tasty ride like that. I find that I’m generally in need of something pretty defined, but I still want character...a little “hello darkness my old friend,” if you know what I mean. We all have plenty of washy options.
 

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I would like to have Zildjian re-create whatever left and right cymbals Art Blakey played with the late 50 - early 60's Jazz Messangers. Specifically I want the same cymbals he played on Night In Tunisia.
Great sounds. I think that era is gone...hard to duplicate in a modern factory. Grab a couple of medium old Ks like Art did.
 
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I’m fascinated by those AA Raw Rides Sabian discontinued... Something about the minimal amount of work done to a blank resulting in the totally unique sonic properties they have (to my ears, at least).

Make more weird stuff like that.
 

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I paired a 15" K Light Top with a 15" A Custom Mastersound Bottom for a while, it was a cool combination.

I'd love an A Sweet Ride with a bit of hammering to dry it out VERY slightly. Hell, I could probably get the sound I wanted just by using a little bit of tape, but that would bother the hell out of me.
Try a moongel or half.
 

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A thicker 23" K and A sweet rides with thinning around the bell and edge like the Sabian Salsero ride. Give them just a bit more glassy ping.
 

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I would like to see a return to smaller ink stamps, as the laser etching tells me its a Zildjian and the ink stamp is just advertising. I would like a Kerope model without the phony patina coating which they advise shouldn't be left in the heat, sunlight nor ever cleaned.
 
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Don't know if it's possible, but I'd like a heavy ride for stick definition and ping, without the annoying 'ring',
while at the same time having a nice wash when playing towards the edge.

So, I guess it'd be heavy bell and bow, with a thinner edge.
I literally just got a cymbal matching that description, and it is excellent, a dream to play. Unfortunately it’s an old pre-split Istanbul, so not something available off the shelf. But yes it’s totally possible, and I think if Z made one of their K Cons in this way, it would be a winner.
 

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