Zildjian Cymbals At NAMM 2012

The Avedis Zildjian Company interspersed new rides, crashes, and hats with some strategic extensions of existing lines at NAMM 2012. We found the broadest expansion in the company’s retro K Constantinople Series, which included several new sizes as well as revised cup profiles and lathing treatments. The company also showed off the handsome limited edition 21" A Custom 20th Anniversary Ride, and the 22" K Custom Dark Complex Ride. But if you’re looking for Zildjian’s most unique 2012 models, we think it’s a tie between the heavily hammered Pocket Hi-Hats and the K Custom Hybrid Trash Smash, which features a very odd inverted bell that speaks with a sharp, piercing sound.