Zildjian Rings In 2012 With Additions To Their Flag Ship Cymbal Lines: Part I – Rochester drums | Examiner.com

Zildjian Rings In 2012 With Additions To Their Flag Ship Cymbal Lines: Part I – Rochester drums | Examiner.com.

Zildjian recently announced their new cymbals for 2012. Here is the first of two articles highlighting the new offerings.

A Custom

20th Anniversary A Custom 21" Ride

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the A Custom cymbal line, Zildjian has launched the new 21” Anniversary Ride, available in 2012 only. The new 21” size is extremely versatile, making it well suited for all types of musical settings. Retaining all of the A Custom cymbal line attributes, the new 21” Anniversary Ride features symmetrical hammering, brilliant finish, and medium weight for a balanced sound that is neither too high nor too low. Known for its crisp, sweet sound, this cymbal’s loud, penetrating bell is also ideal for Latin patterns. To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the A Custom line, a cream-white logo and special trademark have been added to the cymbal. Special trade and consumer events commemorating the Anniversary will be announced throughout the year.

A Zildjian Pocket HiHats

A Zildjian

The A Zildjian Line now includes the 13″ A Zildjian Pocket HiHats as a stand-alone product. Originally introduced as part of its successful Inspiration Pack for Gospel and Praise and Worship, these 13” A Zildjian HiHats feature a thin top and heavy bottom providing plenty of chick that’s explosive, bright, and quick to decay. Unlathed and featuring large crater-style hammering, these HiHats make an ideal set for just about any musical genre including funk, hip hop, pop, and rock.

K Custom

K Custom Line

Finally, Zildjian brings some fierce sounds to the K Custom Line of cymbals. Unlathed, but extensively hammered throughout the body and bell, the all-new K Custom Dark Complex Ride features a proprietary satin finish that adds to its unique appearance. Available in 21” and 22” sizes, these Rides are dark and complex, with good stick definition and just enough spread. Both sizes are medium-thin in weight. Another innovation of the Zildjian Sound Lab is the 19″ K Custom Hybrid Trash Smash. Designed in conjunction with Akira Jimbo, the 19” Trash Smash is ideal for both crashing and riding, either on the outer edge or main body. With its inverted bell, extensive hammering, and thin weight, this cymbal lives up to its name, delivering plenty of trash when it’s smashed. A very playable and controllable cymbal, the K Custom Hybrid Trash Smash features an abundance of overtones for a completely new sound. The K Custom Hybrid Trash Smash is thin in weight.

Zildjian’s website lists a number of artists with ties to the Rochester, NY area. They include:

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Gretsch Drums

Stunning Automotive Inspired Gretsch Renown57 Drum Set – Rochester drums | Examiner.com.

OVERVIEW

I don’t know about you, but drums and cars are my two favorite pastimes. Anything that can combine the two is OK by me. Thanks to Gretsch Drums, the two have come together in a big way!Gretsch Renown57

Gretsch shatters conventional drum design with the Renown57 in Motor City Blue. According to the Gretsch website, the Renown57 is inspired by the great American car companies from the 1950’s. The Renown57 incorporates timeless, iconic car design elements and applies them to drums. The “hood ornament” is the Renown chevron, an aluminum triangular teardrop painted white with raised beveled chrome edges and embossed chrome Gretsch logo. Matching throne from Gibraltar Hardware is included FREE for a limited time. Renown57 has standard Renown Maple specifications that produce punchy, full tones and rock solid performance.

FEATURES

  • On thing that jumps out as soon as you look at the Renown57 is the innovative drum set design. With the proportionately-sized 3-D chevrons, it really looks like a car from the 50’s.
  • Gretsch ball-socket tom holder with 12.7mm tom arms. Maple shells with 30-degree edges and Silver Sealer interiors
  • Heavy duty 12.7mm FT legs. Chambered FT rubber tips for enhanced sustain
  • Evans EMAD BD batter head. Evans G1 coated batter heads on toms/snare
  • Matching Gibraltar throne (FREE)

CONCLUSION

The Renown line of drums is aimed at the touring pro drummer or the advanced amateur. If you are in the Rochester, NY area, you can find Gretsch Drums at GUITAR CENTER and HOUSE OF GUITARS. I look forward to checking this kit out in person very soon.

Stunning Automotive Inspired Gretsch Renown57 Drum Set – Rochester drums | Examiner.com

DRUMLITE – Bright Gift Idea for Your Favorite Drummer

Are you looking for a great gift idea for that special drummer on your list? Look no further than DrumLite!

Jeff Sevaldson and Joey Nesbitt, of iW Drums, manufacture and sell wireless remote lighting kits for drums. Using the same RGB technology that professional LED lighting kits use, DrumLite offers a complete DIY package to outfit your drums! They focus on making your kit so you can focus on your drumming passion. No need to search for the best quality parts, no hassle trying to figure out wiring, and no need to spend thousands of dollars for someone else to install it.

All DrumLite kits feature quick plug ‘n’ play setup. No soldering. No drilling. No cutting. Simply install the adhesive-backed LED drum light strips on the inside of your

drum shell (acrylic or wood) and run the cables through your drum’s air vent hole.  Make a few quick connections and you’re ready to go!  The 24 button, 4 function wireless remote allows you to change the color, pattern, and intensity for unlimited drum lighting effects!

Jeff and Joey, the company’s only two employees, decided to launch iW Drums in May – one month after they conceived the idea. Being drummers and broke college students at the time (Jeff has now graduated and Joey is a current senior, both from the University of St. Thomas), they were looking for a way to make a couple of bucks and take their stage presence to the next level. After generating lots of buzz by putting the lighting systems into their own kits, they decided to make these kits available to others and start their own business before they even graduated college. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, they can be reached via their website: iwdrum.com

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