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Zildjian Traditional Orchestral Crash Cymbal Pairs
The Traditional Zildjian Orchestral Cymbals
Avedis Series Zildjian Orchestral Cymbals
Symphonic Tone - the traditional A Zildjian sound - bright full bodied and natural.
Pairs come in Light (French) Medium (Viennese) and Heavy (German) weights. Cymbal pads and hand straps not included.
Avedis Zildjian I (the first) was an Armenian alchemist in the city of Constantinople in the early seventeenth century. While attempting to create gold by combining base metals, he discovered an alloy of copper, tin, and traces of silver with unique sound qualities. In 1618, Avedis used his secret alloy to create cymbals of spectacular clarity and power.
In 1623, Avedis was granted permission to leave the palace in order to start his own business in a suburb of Constantinople named Psamatia. That same business is now nearly four centuries old and has been passed down to Zildjian heirs for fifteen generations. Relocating to America in 1929, Avedis III moved the Zildjian factory to Quincy, MA and then to its current location in Norwell, MA for Zildjian's 350th Anniversary. The business passed to Avedis' son, Armand in 1977 and then to Armand's daughter, Craigie, in 1999.