Question: How do you identify a Zildjian cymbal?

Beginning in 1994, Zildjian introduced a laser-engraved serial number on the bottom of the stamp for easy identification. The two letters at the beginning of the numerical sequence distinguish the year.

Are all Zildjian cymbals stamped?

All Avedis Zildjian cymbals have their name stamped in its bronze.

What are the different series of Zildjian cymbals?

Zildjian Cymbal Buyers GuideA Family: Bright & Sweet. K Family: Dark & Rich. FX Series: Colorful & Personal. Z Family: Bright and Cutting (Great Sound on a Budget) S Family: Versatile and Bold. L80 Low Volume Series: Real & Quiet. Gen16 Acoustic/Electric Cymbal System.

How does cymbal weight affect sound?

Weight greatly affects the volume, articulation, and overall sound and power of a cymbal. Thinner models respond fastest (vibrations move through the metal faster) and produce fuller sounds. Thinner crashes are explosive and full sounding. The sound of thinner rides is more tone than stick articulation.

Do cymbals go bad?

Cymbals that are only a couple years old shouldnt break unless theyve been abused. Well, a drummer who hits with light to moderate force and good control should be able to make a cymbal last for 20 to 50 years, especially if theyre cleaned regularly. You can find 20+ year-old brass on eBay all the time.

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