Designed to explode with penetrating sound, the two China models feature new inverted "volcano" bells and extensive hammering, producing a sound that is trashier than their 18" and 20" Z3 China counterparts.
Available in 19" and 21" models, these will surely add some extra meat to your setup. The 21” version is the largest and loudest China that Zildjian offers in its world-renown cast product line.
Watch a sneak peak of the new Z3 Ultra Hammered Chinas here.
Artists are already talking about the Ultra Hammered Chinas. Carter Beauford of the Dave Matthews Band and Matt Nicholls of Bring Me The Horizon (pictured left playing the 21" model), who road tested the Chinas on tour recently, give rave reviews of these powerful new additions to the Z3 line.
Matt Nicholls said, "I've been looking for a China that cuts through perfectly and matches the style of music I play to a tee. The new Z3 China is exactly what I've been looking for. Zildjian is always upping its game by creating innovative cymbals to stay up to date with modern music. This cymbal will definitely become a permanent part of my set up."
Carter Beauford commented, “I love how these Chinas project a rich and dark sound with either a light touch, or when I’m really laying into them.”
The Z3 line was introduced in 2009 to appeal to heavy metal and hard rock players who need cymbals that can provide the kind of power and projection that cuts through while maintaining an ample amount of flex to ensure playability. Made of Zildjian’s famous 80% copper/20% tin cast alloy, the Z3 line explodes thanks to oversized bells, symmetrical hammering and large sizes.