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Zildjian NAMM 09 News - New Rezo and Hybrid Cymbals

The New Zildjian Rezo Cymbals

NAMM '09 Product

Zildjian Introduces Full Line Of A Custom Rezo Cymbals

The Avedis Zildjian Company, the world’s leading cymbal manufacturer has reacted to the success of the recently introduced A Custom Rezo Crash cymbals, by introducing seven additional new models within the A Custom Rezo series. These new cymbals continue to incorporate the design of alternating bands of spiral and full lathing techniques while using both Traditional and Brilliant finishes. Each of these design elements help to create cymbal models which are said to have an aggressive array of bright overtones and a lightning fast response for use in multiple genres of music.

The new 14 and 15-inch A Custom Rezo HiHats possess a new bell design that produces extra volume when needed with its medium top and medium-heavy bottom while still producing the warm blend of overtones that is expected from the acclaimed A Custom line of cymbals. Strategically placed cutouts on the outer edge of the bottom cymbal help to produce a warm but precise "chic" effect with these new pairings. The new paper thin 10 and 12-inch Rezo Splashes also have a new bell design that creates Splashes with an extra fast response and great projection potential.

The new 16 and 18-inch A Custom Rezo Pang cymbals resurrect a classic cymbal design that was popular in the 60’s and 70’s. The flat outer flange design of the Rezo Pang models creates a unique Crash-Ride effect with an "oriental" flavor. The round bell design allows these thin cymbals to open up quickly when crashed but still offer lots of control while creating Ride patterns.

These new Rezo cymbal additions are anchored by a new 21-inch A Custom Rezo Ride. This special medium-heavy Ride cymbal has an unlathed but Brilliant Finish bell area that provides extra weight to establish a bright and cutting bell sound. The cymbal’s bow area allows for a Ride sound that has lots of Ride pattern clarity and control but with a warm shimmering quality with its overall sound.

The New Zildjian Hybrid Models

K Custom Hybrid Line Expands with 21" Ride, 15" Trash Crash, 13" Trash Splash

The Avedis Zildjian Company has announced the introduction of three innovative K Custom Hybrid instruments. Designed by of one of Japan’s top drummers, Akira Jimbo, the Hybrid line continues to expand and be one of Zildjian’s most successful cymbal lines. Zildjian now offers a new K Custom Hybrid Ride and two brand new special effect cymbals.

The new 21-inch K Custom Hybrid Ride offers much of the same versatility found with the original 20-inch version but also adds a greater breadth of sound and a fuller body of overtones. This new medium-heavy weighted Hybrid Ride model continues to combine the unlathed, Brilliant Finish on its inner portion with Traditional Finish lathing on the outer half of the cymbal. This is said to provide superior stick definition and the strong bell dynamic of the K Custom Ride with the crash-ability and increased spread of overtones you would expect from a thinner, lathed cymbal.

The new 13-inch K Custom Hybrid Trash Splash and the 15-inch K Custom Hybrid Trash Crash offer two brand new thin special effect options. Each of these new Hybrid Trash designs starts with a brand new cone shaped bell that along with the entire center portion of the cymbal is unlathed and with a Brilliant Finish. As with all other K Custom Hybrid instruments, the outer area of the each cymbal is finished with traditional lathing but with a very thin taper. These cymbals are randomly hammered very heavily throughout with additional "under-hammering" near the outer edge to establish an increased "bend" for the final one inch of the cymbal’s bow. All of these elements work together to help create a dirty and trashy body of overtones that has an extremely fast response and quick decay time.

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