NAMM: Soultone Cymbals Vintage Old School Series Cymbals Based on Drummers Requests and Involvement for a New Take on Classic Sound

Soultone Cymbals™ is proud to introduce the addition of Old School™ Edition cymbals to their Vintage Series™ product line. The company will be presenting them at the 2010 Winter NAMM show (Booth 2979, Hall D). Developed in cooperation with Soultone Cymbals’ roster of top drummers, percussionists and their own Turkish master craftsman, this new line is based on the classic cymbals of the 1950’s and 60’s. They offer a richer, darker...

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Zildjian develops the new 22-inch K Dark Medium Ride with Cindy Blackman

{mosimage} The new 22-inch K Dark Medium Ride features a large bell for excellent projection, and special hammering and lathing to open up the cymbal for broad tonal complexities and a darker, warmer sound. Exclusive "Pin" lathing enhances the "crashability" and gives the cymbal an appearance reminiscent of the 1960s era K Zildjians. On designing the new ride with Zildjian, Cindy commented, "When I approached...

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Zildjian expands tonal options with new A Custom EFX cymbals

{mosimage} The 16-inch and 18-inch A Custom EFX cymbals feature specific "cut-outs" that interrupt the sound moving over the body of the cymbal to produce a trashy, white noise sound effect. The shimmering qualities of the brilliant A Custom finish allow the cymbals to make a dynamic impact to any cymbal set-up. Paul Francis, R&D/Quality Manager said, "Over the past few years, our artists were taking our original...

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Zildjian adds ‘Light’ Line to famed K Zildjian Series

{mosimage} The 24-inch K Light Ride is the first-ever 24-inch cymbal within the K Zildjian series and is being used by a diversity of artists such as Travis Barker (+44), Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age), Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers), Matt Wilson (jazz artist) and JJ Johnson (John Mayer). This monster generates wide variations of sound and its thin weight provides a dark pitch with plenty of overtones and...

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Zildjian introduces the Zak Starkey Artist Series Drumstick

{mosimage} Developed with the contributions of the drummer for The Who and Oasis, the Zak Starkey model is designed to maximize control, impact, and dynamics and can be used for a wide range of musical applications. The stick features a large acorn bead for full tones and the pop art "Target" logo used by The Who and is constructed from U.S. Select Hickory. You could say that Zak Starkey was destined to play the drums. Being...

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Zildjian adds four new models to its popular ZHT Series of cymbals

{mosimage} Like all ZHT cymbals, these new models start with tonally responsive 88/12 Bronze Alloy, which is comprised of 88 per cent Bronze and 12 percent Tin. This alloy combined with full lathing and professional style hammering produce a cymbal that is clear and consistent, producing a versatile mid-range tonal response. The largest of the new models is the 20-inch Crash Ride that is in keeping with today's musical trend...

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