New Zildjian "I" series.

Peedy

Senior Member
Excellent! I totally needed a new line of cheap cymbals to mock. Can’t wait to actually try one.

Now, if they were smart, Zildjian sent spies to Paiste so they could figure out how to make B8 cymbals that didn’t sound like trash can lids.

Pete
 

Peedy

Senior Member
Honestly, those aren't bad.

I think Zildjian was smart for trying to get away from the ZBT name, since they are synonymous with terrible cymbals.
I think what you really mean is that the video, however they sound engineered it, sounds fine. The cymbals? Who knows.
 

KamaK

Platinum Member
I think what you really mean is that the video, however they sound engineered it, sounds fine. The cymbals? Who knows.
Here I was, thinking it was just a ZBT with a rebranding... Like when the ZHT became the S series or whatever they call it now.


I think ZBT's are extremely useful. You can put out a set when kids come over. You can use them when you break your real cymbals and haven't made it to the store yet. Etc.

They're not horrible, they're just not any good.
 

Peedy

Senior Member
Here I was, thinking it was just a ZBT with a rebranding... Like when the ZHT became the S series or whatever they call it now.


I think ZBT's are extremely useful. You can put out a set when kids come over. You can use them when you break your real cymbals and haven't made it to the store yet. Etc.

They're not horrible, they're just not any good.
That a fair statement. The kit in the main sanctuary has a set on them that predates me and my purchasing influence. They are just horrid. Still, better the Boy Scouts bang on them than mine.

Pete
 
I played them at NAMM, they're not bad. Definitely a little better than the ZBTs I had as a teenager. It's not a pro cymbal but it's not meant to be one.
 

mikyok

Platinum Member
The newbie market is a big money and ink sells more than sound for a lot of beginners. Unless you've been very lucky......we've all been there and learned the hard way!
 
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