What's with Zildjian and Sabian trying to be all "hip, edgy rad and siiiiiiiick, bruh"?
I feel like they don't care about alienating their older or more conservative players. But then again, we're generally the ones with the most disposable income.
Strange. Maybe I'm just getting old.
I like the pun, behold 400 years of craftsmanship.Zildjian has enough money to spend on risks like this.
This!The classic black Zildjian tee with white lettering and the stamp on the back that everybody has owned is already a work of art. Why they gotta fix what ain't broke? A company that's survived since 1623 doesn't need to keep proving themselves in this way, it's undignified (and cheesy).
I've always had a hard spot for the Z's. Especially the older Z line from the 80's.I thought Zildjian had a healthy direction in the last 10 years…the revised As, Avedis line, excellent creative new K cons, Keropes…got me loyal to the Zs again, this is what the consumer market had been begging for a long time. The mega doom looks interesting as well, hopefully they can keep this part up.
There is no reason to have both really, if others preferred the heavier versions from 80s-90s, should be able to get them if the market is there. The original Zs were like anvils, I did like my K/Z pair though. The Z customs sounded very good in louder music. I did crack several heavier Zildjian crashes though...I must have been bashing hard then. But those As were not nearly as versatile....but they were promoting the A Custom line pretty heavily at that time that filled the market if I recall.I've always had a hard spot for the Z's. Especially the older Z line from the 80's.
Raw, in-your-face cymbal power and a ride with a bell you could hear down the street.
The new one's just don't seem to have the same "zero F's given" mentality.
Makes sense actually. The thinner cymbals have some give and will flex, when they get thicker the flex goes away and I'd see it as prone to cracking.I've heard heavier cymbals won't take the abuse as well as thinner ones. Despite the common thought that the reverse is true.