by Michael Dawson
Zildjian spent the past couple years developing a new line of cymbals with New York City studio drummer/composer Zach Danziger that would recall the worn-in look, soft feel, and warm tones of highly coveted models made by the company in the ’50s and ’60s, while also providing extra projection and durability for contemporary playing styles. This new series, which is called Kerope in tribute to the former Zildjian president and master craftsman who established the thin and highly resonant K line in the late 1800s, comprises 14″ and 15″ hi-hats ($479.95 and $519.95) and 18″, 19″, 20″, and 22″ crash/rides ($349.95, $389.95, $409.95, and $479.95). Each piece is handcrafted in the United States from proprietary Zildjian bronze and features a patina finish and a small K Kerope logo.
For more on these cymbals, check out the complete review in the May 2014 issue of Modern Drummer.