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Zildjian A. Custom Cymbals

Designed by ubiquitous session/touring drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, Zildjian’s A. Custom series cymbals have been mainstays in many a drummer’s arsenal since they first appeared in the company’s product line in 1992. More recently, Colaiuta came off tour with a head full of ideas and returned to Zildjian to create a slew of new A. Customs that could increase his tonal possibilities. The result is an expansion on the A. Custom series that continues the line’s tradition of offering drummers excellent dishes with amazing speed, control and shimmering highs.

Traditional jazzbos might be put off by the sound of these cymbals. “These are rock cymbals!” they might cry. True, but keep in mind that Colaiuta is a huge Tony Williams fan-a Williams imitator at times-and that Williams made a huge mark on the fusion scene both with Miles Davis and with Lifetime, his kaleidoscopic electric band. These new hammered-bronze A. Customs should delight any fusion player that comes their way.

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