Da es schon viele andere Beckentrheads gibt, hier nun der Zildjian Thread! History: Every Company has a story: Ours starts in 1623. Avedis Zildjian I (the first) was an Armenian alchemist in the city of Constantinople in the seventeenth century. His attempts to create gold by combining base metals led instead to an alloy of copper, tin and traces of silver with unique sound qualities. Avedis used this discovery to create cymbals of spectacular clarity and power. The sound of the instruments was extraordinary, and as his reputation grew he was given the name "Zildjian";, an Armenian word meaning "son of cymbal maker."; The Zildjian secret alloy is now nearly four centuries old. It has been passed down between Zildjian heirs for fourteen generations. Currently, Armand Zildjian's two daughters, Craigie and Debbie are continuing the family tradition. Zildjian has been officially recognized as the oldest continually family-owned business in America. The Zildjian brand stands for more than expertise and a rich heritage of high quality craftsmanship. Its essence is found in every thread of the drumming community, weaving together students, teachers, pros, old, young, and everyone in between. From the beginning, the leaders of the company have stayed close to the working musicians in order to understand their experiences and needs. By sustaining these close bonds and looking to them for insight into the design and manufacturing of innovative and extraordinarily sounding cymbals, Zildjian has maintained its position as the world's leading cymbal manufacturer. Zildjian's reputation for exceeding customer expectations and needs can be attributed to both its sharp focus on continuous quality improvement and innovation, and its emphasis on the family character and rich tradition of the business. Zildjian's enduring values—leadership, commitment to quality and craftsmanship, passion for music and fun, music education, and a strong family heritage and culture—have guided the company in carrying out its vision over the years. Labor of Love. Each Zildjian Cast Bronze cymbal is individually cast from the secret Zildjian alloy formulated over 380 years ago. Using finishing processes refined over centuries, craftsmen create the distinguished cymbals played by the world's greatest drummers and percussionists- including you. K Custom Series The Modern Jazz Voice. This is where the Zildjian Sound Lab goes into innovation overdrive. K Customs arm you with a collection of modern K voices like no other. In this range you'll find sounds that set the standard for modern cymbal design. Whether it's the warm shimmering tones of a Ride cymbal, or the complex sizzle of a pair of HiHats, these cymbals all create a uniquely beautiful sound. K Customs enable drummers to vary their K sounds to meet the demands of contemporary music. K Zildjian Series Sound that's Always in Style. Legend. Legacy. The innovative cymbal work of Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams or any one of a sweeping collection of the greatest drummers in history. They've all been fueled by K Zildjian cymbals. The deep, dry and shimmering sounds developed by Kerope Zildjian in 19th Century Turkey continue to inspire drummers today. Elaborate hammering and lathing work our secret alloy into versatile cymbals with a wide-ranging blend of high and low frequencies that can be mellow or intense. It all depends on how you play them. A Custom Series A Refined Classic Sound. It's tough to top the unmistakable and reliable sound of A Zildjians for almost any playing situation, but the award-winning A Customs are an irresistible alternative. Developed with the assistance of drumming icon Vinnie Colaiuta, A Customs utilize radical rotary hammering techniques, thin to medium weights and a striking Brilliant finish for a crisp, sweet, sophisticated A Zildjian sound. Not too dark, not too bright - cymbals that are just right for modern music. A Zildjian Series The Classic Zildjian Voice that Started it All. These are the cymbals that launched a million drum solos and shaped musical history - tried and true musical icons whose history spans centuries and infinite musical styles. A Zildjians are the world's most popular and versatile cymbals, and for good reason. Splashes, Crashes, Rides, HiHats or Effects, they all explode with a spectrum of tonal colors and excel in any musical setting. They're extremely sensitive to your particular touch and style, yet capable of producing as much volume as your music demands. Z Custom Series Louder is Better. Z Customs can handle the pressure of driving, heavy music while delivering a bright, penetrating cymbal voice. As Hard Rock music has mutated into countless new forms, Z Customs have kept pace. They're now better than ever, with state-of-the-art hammering, an exciting new look and enhanced sound. Z Customs walk the fine line between volume and musicality for drummers who do the same. FX Series Your Playing is Your Voice - Accent it! You can never have too many sounds when your creativity demands them. The Zildjian Sound Lab continues the tradition of working with the world's most inventive and experimental drummers and percussionists - like Alex Acuna, Dennis Chambers and Zach Danziger - to create uniquely designed, innovative sound effects. These exotic sound colors help you define your signature sound and add character and variety to your kit. Zildjian Bronze Technology. Beginning with precisely identical bronze discs, sheet cymbals are shaped, hammered and lathed with the same care as all Zildjian cymbals. Their voices have a higher pitch, more focused overtones and a faster decay than Cast Bronze cymbals and produce a more consistent sound from cymbal to cymbal. ZHT Series ZHT Ultimate Sheet Bronze Cymbals. 88% Copper, 12% Tin. Zildjian's first-ever B12 alloy results in our most musical Sheet Bronze series yet. A higher tin content, ultra-modern crafting techniques, and extensive hammering have created a more musical sound than previously found in a Zildjian Sheet Bronze cymbal. ZHT is the only Zildjian Sheet Bronze series in a traditional finish and features popular Zildjian Cast Bronze models ZXT Series Superior Sheet Bronze Cymbals. The ZXT series offers more distinct models than any previous Zildjian sheet bronze selection. Each reflects unique lathing lines and distinctive hammering patterns designed to accentuate their sound properties. They look different because they sound different, because they are different. But the bright, powerful voice they share - the ZXT alloy- is as mighty as any Zildjian. ZBT Series Start Here. Go Anywhere Don't let price stand between you and a sensational sounding set of cymbals. Revolutionary new manufacturing techniques developed by the Zildjian Sound Lab release a fast, bright, high-volume sound from the power-packed ZBT alloy. They make an ideal first set of Zildjians for any school marching and concert band. Quelle: www.zildjian.com Warum spiele ich Zildjian? Ich hab schon ne Menge an Becken ausprobiert, und abgesehen von schwer zu bekommenden tuerkischen Becken ala Bosphorus etc., haben mich keine anderen Becken so ueberzeugt wie diese. Da Zildjian Becken zugegebener Maßen recht teuer sind, kaufe ich gebraucht. Gerade aeltere Zildjian Becken (aeltere Aveden, EAK* zu diesen spaeter noch etwas mehr) toenen in meinen Ohren richtig gut, lassen sich teilweise hervorragend mit neueren Zildjian Becken ergaenzen und sind im Vergleich zu diesen erschwinglich. * EAK Becken sind ueber eine kurze Periode von Zildjian produzierte K Becken. EAK bedeutet Early American K. Diese wurden noch per Hand gehaemmert und abgedreht. Mein Setup zur Zeit: 70er 15" Avedis Rock Hihat 70er 24" Avedis Ride 20" A-Custom Crash 14" K Hihat 19" K Dark Thin Crash 19" K Dark Medium Thin Crash 20" K Dark Crash 22" EAK Heavy Ride 19" EAK China Zukuenftig wird bestimmt noch das ein oder andere Becken kommen und gehen, wie ich gerade lustig bin. Im Moment warte ich noch auf ein 22" Avedis China. So, nun ihr liebe Z Freunde.