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

vinnyrac63

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An 18 A (Big A) flat ride around 1450-1550 grams.
Some Avedis 15, 16, 17 crashes.
A 22 heavy complex and pingy ride (Some place between a Sound Creation Dark Ride and an Agop Idris Muhammed)
22 A (Big A) thin crash (limited run)
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They also need 22” china options. So there’s that. I do think the current A Swish is perfect as it is. But a nice thin dark 22” China would be awesome. Something not overly trashy. Some of the old oriental trash versions can be nice, but I’d like to see something like a Kerope or K Con style of big china.

In fact, make a 21” and 22”.

Gotta say, I love this thread.
 

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So Z should get back to running the rarities program. Release some of these potentials in a rarities, but don’t call them prototypes. Frankly, I think resale is tough on a prototype. Rather just name it something right off the bat. Or try putting them into production with a 1 - 2 year run...see how they do.
 

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Thats what I was thinking. They have been using that same logo for 50 years. It's stale. They need something fresh and edgy. Something that says, they just don't give AF.
I would love to see more offerings in 21".
 

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Thats what I was thinking. They have been using that same logo for 50 years. It's stale. They need something fresh and edgy. Something that says, they just don't give AF.
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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.
No. They can do it. I’ve seen it from my endorser friends. They’re mostly thinner K Cons, maybe there’s some extra hammering or shaping, but they’re thinned in a way to duplicate older cymbals. Thinner all around with much thinner edges, weight concentrated up by the bell

I don’t know why they don’t do it.

Also, along those lines. Every crash cymbal in every music store is too heavy. What is going on here ? I went into my local shop recently, must have had 20 Zildjians on the wall. There was only one worth my money, a 19 beautiful baby. But at 57 I don’t think I’m their target audience K dark crashes ? Too heavy. New A’s ? Too clangy. Hybrid ride ? Manhole cover.

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No. They can do it. I’ve seen it from my endorser friends. They’re mostly thinner K Cons, maybe there’s some extra hammering or shaping, but they’re thinned in a way to duplicate older cymbals. Thinner all around with much thinner edges, weight concentrated up by the bell

I don’t know why they don’t do it.

Also, along those lines. Every crash cymbal in every music store is too heavy. What is going on here ? I went into my local shop recently, must have had 20 Zildjians on the wall. There was only one worth my money, a 19 beautiful baby. But at 57 I don’t think I’m their target audience K dark crashes ? Too heavy. New A’s ? Too clangy. Hybrid ride ? Manhole cover.

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Try the K Sweets...those are thinner crashes. You may need to go through a few. I had one that was a dud. Then got another that is great.
 


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