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Zildjian Armand Zildjian Cymbal Box Set

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The Armand Zildjian Cymbal Box Set is a complete set-up that includes a 20" Ride, 16" Medium Thin Crash, and 14" Hi-hat cymbals. It also includes the...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Armand Zildjian Cymbal Box Set is a complete set-up that includes a 20" Ride, 16" Medium Thin Crash, and 14" Hi-hat cymbals. It also includes the 22" Limited Edition Armand Zildjian Deluxe Cymbal Bag in vintage blue with gold lettering, and the Zildjian history book Cymbal Makers.

Based on the popular 19" Armand Ride cymbal and the inimitable sound of the '60s, Zildjian proudly introduces the Armand series into the A Zildjian Cymbal range. During the explosion of rock and pop music of the '60s, the great drummers of groundbreaking bands used A Zildjian cymbals to make their mark. You can hear Zildjian's distinctive sound in the great recordings of that era, from The Beatles to The Beach Boys, from Cream to The Jimi Hendrix Experience, from The Rolling Stones to The Spencer Davis Group. Zildjian has now resurrected that nostalgic cymbal sound with these exciting new Armand Cymbal models.

New shaping techniques create a slightly lower profile than A Zildjians and help to offer a special warm and smooth blend of overtones. Lighter weight specifications promote a fast cymbal response with special lower-pitched overtones without the loss of projection potential.

Zildjian left these babies without any protective coating to help promote the aged look and patina that cymbals from the '60s would have today. A tighter lathe on top combined with the current A Zildjian lathing on the bottom results in a unique feel for each new Armand Cymbal model.


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Genuine Avedis Sound

By T-mar, Drummer

from midwest

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I have played Zildjian cymbals for well over 30 years, and currently own a very nice selection of vintage A Zildjians. That being noted, I would say that the Armand line is as good sounding as any other of the A lines, but in it's own way. These cymbals have a little funkier wash and quite a delicate balance of overtones. The combination of light weights, flat lathing patterns, and raw uncoated finish produces a truly unique set of cymbals. The 14' hats are extremely 'gritty', more like 15" hats, and are slightly 'trashy' sounding. They possess a rich 'chunk', as opposed to a 'chick', and are reasonably powerful. Switch the top for the bottom and get another great hi-hat sound. The 16" medium thin crash is a GREAT sounding cymbal, has a great balance of washy overtones across the spectrum, and is very full. The 18" medium thin crash is much glassier, and has a relatively high pitch for it's size and weight. It doesn't have as much going on over the full spectrum, with mostly high overtones. It isn't as washy and full as the 16", but is very respectable indeed. The 21" Armand ride possesses a flat top on a large bell, is lower pitched due to it's thin weight, and has great bright and dark overtones, reminiscent of the K line. It also makes a great large crash and crash/ride. The 10" splash is very fast and crisp, and is a very good sounding cymbal.It has a sweet mix of swishing fast overtones. Zildjian would do well to expand the line to include 14",17", and 19" crashes, 8" and 12" splashes, and a few China models, keep you fingers crossed. Overall this is a great set of cymbals, and they work well for many styles and genres.



By richard harkins

from Monterey, CA

I think personally a customs are way to much over hyped. These cymbals are tons better. When I got these I was blown away and so was everyone I knew. Don't be afraid of the thin if you a hard hitter. Unless you dont know how to play they won't break or crack or anything. The sound is wonderful it has a dark tone with shimmering overtones. they look beautiful also without the glossy look of the a customs. I recommend these cymbals over a custom pack and would prefer these if your not willing to fork out the cash for k's.



By zildjian4life555

from Exeter, New Hampshire

Hey everyone these cymbals may be made after ones used in the 60's but man can they applied to everything!! My mother recently bought these for me (I was shocked) and I was a bit skeptical being partly a metal drummer...However, a short week later I was recording a song for a metal project and they just seemed to fit!! These cymbals fit anywhere...Also btw the 16" crash is very thin so be careful...The ride is great but the bell isnt doing it for me...All in all get these!!


Best Cymbals on the Market!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

These are some of the sweetest sounding cymbals ever! They have a dark warm tone to them and yet larger bells to project the sound. Mine came with the free 10" splash, all the cymbals are great, but the 20" ride just doesn't fit the sound I'm looking for. I think I'll have better luck with their 21" model. The 16" crash is perfect for hitting highlights in the score, and the hi-hats are great for just about anything, they have a very reminescent sound of the hi-hats in several of the 60's to 70's recordings. I plan buy a few more of the cymbals in the series, including the 18" medium-thin model. I would definitely recommend these cymbals to anyone who loves to play rock, jazz, or blues.


Great shimmering sound

By Johny1i

from Florida

I value quality over volume, so these cymbals have been great. I've owned them for 10 months now and have been pleased since day one. Very crisp, thin sound. Never abused, so I do not know how they will handle heavy pounding--they are perfect for acoustic sets, though. Nice variety of sizes in the box set.


That Levon Helm sound or that Ringo Starr sound.

By Rusty Shackleford-OzRZK

from Kokomo, Indiana

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I love these cymbals. They remind me a little of a cross between the K Zildjians and the A Zildjian cymbals because because they are bright without being too harsh and they are just dark enough without being too mellow. Definately very vintage sounding. The 20" Ride has a nice glassy ping with short high end sustain over a nice bed of warm, darkish overtones. The 16" crash is very warm and full sounding, with a surprising amount of body for its size (this is starting to sound like an advertisement). The 14" Hi Hats are alot mellower and have alot more warmth than I am used to. But that is what I like about them. Half open they have that really smooth, sloshy sound and closed are nice and tight sounding. Just a funky set of Hats. These cymbals are versatile to, and I could see them being played at a jazz gig, rock, blues, prog rock, funk or whatever else bakes your muffin. Overall just a great set of cymbals and its nice that Zildjian has finally brought back the sound of the original A's.

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