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Zildjian 2011 Rarities Program

Zildjian's 2011 Rarities Program

Limited Edition cymbals just for you

The new Rarities Cymbals for 2011 are here! Starting Monday, April 4, Zildjian announced a new Rarities Cymbal a day as part of the 2011 Rarities Program. For a limited time only, these rare cymbals - some from the Zildjian Vault, some from the Zildjian Sound Lab - will only be available through your local dealers. Get your orders into your dealers worldwide by May 31st.

And without further ado, the final addition to the 2011 Rarities Cymbal Program is...

22" K Constantinople Renaissance Ride 
Zildjian 2011 Rarities Program cymbals - 22 
(Click the photo above to watch video of Paul Francis introducing the Rarities Cymbal)

The newest addition to the 2011 Rarities Program is inspired by Zildjian Artist, Adam Nussbaum. Borrowing from aspects of various Zildjian cymbals, the 22" K Constantinople Renaissance Ride has 3 rows of over hammering, cluster hammering marks like those found on the K Symphonic Orchestral series, and are medium thin in weight. Watch the video above to hear the cymbals and what Adam Nussbaum loves about them. Click the sounds below to hear even more:

Zildjian Rarities Ride Sound File Zildjian Rarities Bell Sound File Crash Button
Build Button Zildjian Rarities Multi Crash Sound File

Previously announced Zildjian Rarities Cymbals:

K Custom Special Dry: 16", 17", 18" Crash and 19" Crash Ride:
Zildjian 2011 Rarities Program cymbals - K Custom Special Dry
(Click the photo above to watch video of Paul Francis introducing the Rarities Cymbals)

These latest additions to the Zildjian K Custom Special Dry line really accentuate the dryness factor they offer. They have a fully lathed bottom only with scoring lathing on the top. Featuring 2 types of hammering - "K hammering," plus bigger hammering marks to acheive the desired sound, these are so dry they'll leave you thirsty! Hear them below and in the video above:

16" Custom Special Dry Crash
Crash Button Build Button Zildjian Rarities Multi Crash Sound File

17" Custom Special Dry Crash
Crash Button Build Button Zildjian Rarities Multi Crash Sound File

18" Custom Special Dry Crash
Crash Button Build Button Zildjian Rarities Multi Crash Sound File

19" Custom Special Dry Crash Ride
Zildjian Rarities Ride Sound File Zildjian Rarities Uptempo Ride Sound File Zildjian Rarities Bell Sound File
Crash Button Build Button Zildjian Rarities Multi Crash Sound File


K Dark Thin 19" Crash Ride, 22" Ride, 14" HiHats:
Zildjian 2011 Rarities Program cymbals - K Dark Thin
(Click the photo above to watch video of Paul Francis introducing the Rarities Cymbals)

The new additions to the Zildjian K Dark Thin line offer the quintessential vintage K sound. With the thin weight on both the Crash Ride and the Ride, and a paper thin top / thin bottom on the hihats, the cymbals are buffed to a brilliant finish to add a little more cut to the sound. They'll be perfect for a trio setting allowing you to dig into the cymbals without overpowering the rest of the band. Hear them below and in the video above:

19" K Dark Thin Crash Ride
Zildjian Rarities Ride Sound File Zildjian Rarities Uptempo Ride Sound File Zildjian Rarities Bell Sound File
Crash Button Build Button Zildjian Rarities Multi Crash Sound File

22" K Dark Thin Ride
Zildjian Rarities Ride Sound File Zildjian Rarities Uptempo Ride Sound File Zildjian Rarities Bell Sound File
Crash Button Build Button Zildjian Rarities Multi Crash Sound File

14" K Dark Thin HiHats
Zildjian Rarities Ride Sound File Crash Button
Zildjian Rarities Chick Sound File Zildjian Rarities Open Close Sound File


24" ZHT Ride
Zildjian 24" ZHT Ride
(Click the photo above to watch video of Paul Francis introducing the Rarities Cymbals)

The 24" ZHT Ride has massive projection and sustain due to its large size. With a medium heavy weight, the cymbal's bell has a strong ping sound and also delivers an even wash. And of course, made by Zildjian's formidable ZHT 88/12 Alloy, you're sure going to love this one! Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins already love theirs. Listen to the 24" ZHT Ride sound files below and see it played by Zildjian's Paul Francis in the video above.
Zildjian Rarities Ride Sound File Zildjian Rarities Bell Sound File Crash Button
Build Button Zildjian Rarities Multi Crash Sound File

10" A CUSTOM EFX
Zildjian 2011 Rarities Program cymbals - 10
(Click the photo above to watch video of Paul Francis introducing the Rarities Cymbals)

The 10" A Custom EFX is perfect for stacking or mounting it solo as a splash cymbal. As you can hear in the video, or in the sound files below, the cymbal also has a great trashy sound that will accent your setup. It also will go great with the other A Custom EFX cymbals on your kit.  

Crash Button   Build Button

Stay tuned right here for all of your updates on the 2011 Zildjian Rarities Program for videos, sound files, photos, and more.

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