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Zildjian ZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack with Free 14" Crash   

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Intense ZBT sounds to start your set.

The Zildijian ZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack is the perfect starter kit when you decide to add cymbals to your drum set. With a sleek, polished look, these cymbals have the power to project through the rest of the music. These cymbals will speak brightly when struck and then quickly die away. This set includes an 18 crash that has a great ride with a brilliant crash. The pair of 18 hi-hats offers a sharp, controlled sound. The free 14 crash is the perfect first crash and delivers an outstanding finish. The cymbals are formed from a high-quality bronze alloy which is carefully hammered and lathed for optimal sound production. The result is full projection, a bright sound, and focused control.

FEATURES
  • 18" crash ride
  • 13" hi-hats
  • Free 14" crash
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ZildjianZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack with Free 14" Crash
 
3.5

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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    (5)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (5)
  • Explosive attack (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid foundation for your kit

This is a good, solid set of cymbals for getting started. They came with my Ludwig Accent kit, so it wasn't a conscious choice to get them, but I've been pleasantly surprised. ...Read complete review

This is a good, solid set of cymbals for getting started. They came with my Ludwig Accent kit, so it wasn't a conscious choice to get them, but I've been pleasantly surprised. Good sound out of all pieces. I got another 14" crash because I liked the bright, fast-decaying sound, and the second one gives a slightly different tone. Took some time for them to "play" into their best sound, but for the price you can't get any better. My kit has a combination of ZBTs and ZHTs and I they make for a nice variety of sounds, tones, and accents.

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Boo Zildjian

I've played Zildjian cymbals for over 30 years and they are still my favorites. But these entry level ZBT's are not worthy of the name. I had to play on them recently on the...Read complete review

I've played Zildjian cymbals for over 30 years and they are still my favorites. But these entry level ZBT's are not worthy of the name. I had to play on them recently on the house set at a blues club, and I felt they sounded pretty bad. If you're just starting out, you can put some good heads on cheap drums and tweak the sound so that it is decent, but there is no way to improve the sound of a lousy cymbal. Try the Meinl or Wuhans in this price range. Or save up and get some real Zildjians.

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1.0

DON'T BUY!

By Ja Crispy

from Charlottesville, VA

Pros

    Cons

    • Chips Easily
    • Flat Sound
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zildjian ZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack with Free 14" Crash:

      I play drums (wow shocker) and I bought this pack thinking i could expand and get the whole ZBT line later. It was a waste of money. I play Sabian SBr cymbals and they are 3 years old, and I thrash on them. Nothing has chipped off of them. The ZBT hi hats are already developing cracks, after 9 months. Do not buy this pack, buy Sabian SBr's or Meinl HCS

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      2.0

      Definitely just a STARTER pack

      By DrumKing

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Bright Sound

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Learning

      Comments about Zildjian ZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack with Free 14" Crash:

      These are definitely just starter cymbals. They are poor quality cymbals thus giving you poor sound. The crash ride is way more crashier to be used as a ride...I used it as a crash until replacing it with new cymbals. Don't get me wrong these are good cymbals for your first set while learning. However, the more experienced you get you will realize how poor sounding they are.

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      5.0

      Zildjian ZBT pack

      By Tom

      from Philadelphia area, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Focused Crash
      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zildjian ZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack with Free 14" Crash:

          The Zildjian name is a great name in cymbals. Saw some reviews about these cymbals chipping or breaking but haven't had any problems so far. Good sound.

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          5.0

          Great package deal for cymbals

          By C

          from Salt Lake City, UT

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Bright Sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • School Bands

          Comments about Zildjian ZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack with Free 14" Crash:

          Great package! Great timing on the delivery...Definitely will use them again!

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          4.0

          Would buy this again if needed

          By Chap

          from Circleville Oh

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Very Goos
          • Very Well Pleased

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zildjian ZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack with Free 14" Crash:

            Well pleased with this purchase

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Defective

            By jewela

            from gouverneur ny

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Chips Easily
              • Didn~'~~t Even Last A Year
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Zildjian ZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack with Free 14" Crash:

                This cymbol is garbage it has only been used for about 5 months and it's trashed chipped in two different places

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Buy

                By Mikie

                from South Louisiana

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Bright Sound
                • Explosive Attack
                • Full Crash
                • Responsive Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Classic Rock Band
                  • Country
                  • Hard Rock

                  Comments about Zildjian ZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack with Free 14" Crash:

                  I have been playing Drums for 38 years, and I never comment on equipment, until I have had a chance to use it, not on first impression !!! I got this Cymbal pack 2 years ago, and have been using them regularly since !!! While I believe in playing my drums not beating them, when I jam I jam !!! This set has absolutely exceeded my expectations !!! I thought the 14" would be the first to go, but that little joker is tough !!! It's loud and crisp, and cuts right through the music when we jam !!! The 18" depending on how you play it, is either warm and full, or radical and loud, you decide !!! The High Hats are powerful enough and have a good chick !!! Coming out of retirement and jamming again, for the money you pay for these guys, if you aren't pleased with this value and sound, you can't be pleased !!! They will make a good addition to your set !!! Check them out !!!

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Cymbals for the Money

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                  By cjonesplay

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Explosive Attack
                  • Not too bright

                  Cons

                  • Gong-Like
                  • Not especially complex

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup set for gigs
                  • Beginning drummers
                  • Rock Band

                  Comments about Zildjian ZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack with Free 14" Crash:

                  I'm not a great drummer, but the person who recommended these cymbals to me is. While I do agree with him that the tones of the cymbals aren't very complex and they tend to have a sort of gong-like element which is apparent when played by themselves, they do not have the harshness and edginess that other cheap cymbals do. They blend well with playing in a rock band and my drummer is currently using them as his back-up kit and he makes them sound great. I have also been told that they cymbals will continue to mellow out as they become tarnished played more, which will likely help since the hi-hats are a little loud and clunky sounding.

                  The free 14" crash is a good value at this price; it is my least favorite of the crew, but it's nice to have the option to have another tone to work with.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  ZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack with Free 14" Crash

                  By Tristan Myles

                  from Selma,Alabama

                  Comments about Zildjian ZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack with Free 14" Crash:

                  Overall these are the the cheapest best quality zildjian cymbals you can get. The hi-hats give a bright chik sound and the crash sounds really good, the ride is also good but it producing overtones if struck to hard but overall a good cymbal pack.
                  These are some of the best cymbals you can get , especially if you are just starting off !
                  These cymbals produce a bright sound +that every drummer could need in his/her set. They will need good cleaning though, use some Zildjian Cymbal Cleaner nd they will be looking good as new .
                  They also have incredible value they hardly ever dent and they wont ever need replacing unless you just want to .

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                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Definitely a beginner set.

                  By Matty-sLMvS

                  from Nashville, TN

                  Comments about Zildjian ZBT 3 Starter Bonus Cymbal Pack with Free 14" Crash:

                  Overall - they work.
                  It's nice getting hi hats, a crash, and a crash/ride all in one. It's also nice that they sound better than most cheap cymbals that come with drums.
                  They are not the best. You get what you pay for.
                  Good value

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