Zildjian’s classic sound is embodied by A Zildjian and immortalized in countless recordings by the greatest drummers of all time. Known for their versatility, these bright cymbals range from paper thin and delicate to extra heavy and cutting. Recent adjustments were made to the curvature and weights of many current models to capture the sweet spot of the classic A sound, producing crashes, rides, and hats that reflect today’s musical styles.
The design of the A Zildjian Flash Splash features two distinct finishes that allow for a bright splash sound with dynamic sensitivity. Developed in conjunction with world renowned drummer/educator Peter Erskine, these splashes emit a full-bodied sound with slightly longer sustain than standard splashes. A synergy is created between the thicker bell area and the thin outer edge, providing sustain with shimmering musicality. The unlathed bell has been highly polished, which enhances its bright tone color. The cymbal responds from the lightest touch to more aggressive strikes without losing its distinct tonality.