Cymbal Reviews


Zildjian A Mastersound 13' Hi Hat Top

The main feature of the Mastersound line is the unique outer edge design. Individual contact points on the bottom cymbal help supply a clear “chick” on each hit that really cut through the mix. The design also adds extra high end “sparkle” to overtones when the cymbals are played partially open.

Zildjian A Mastersound 13' Hi Hat Bottom

 Note the hand hammered edge pattern



Zildjian A Customs–A Refined Classic Sound
“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.”

  • Alloy: Zildjian Cast Bronze: 80% Copper, 20% Tin, Traces of Silver.
  • Hammering: Radically modern rotary hammering for thinner weight cymbals.
  • Lathing: Fine pattern of narrow symmetrical grooves that create just enough stiffness.
  • Finish: All Brilliant Finish.
  • Sound: A bright, responsive, melodic and more refined take on traditional A Zildjian sounds.

Recommended Genres: Folk, Rock, Pop

Overall: 4.5/5 Sticks

Review by Tucci (@tuccinotmatt)




They have a very crisp upper range, with a warm, full body in the low-mids. We love these hats!

Recommended Genres: Because they are stage hats (meaning they’re heavier) they’re suited best for heavier genres of music, such as metal, punk, rock etc.

Overall: 4.75/5 Sticks

Review by Tucci (@tuccinotmatt)


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