This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the September 2016 issue, which is available here.
S Family Cymbals
A new B12-bronze lineup with broader musical scope.
After two years of research and development, Zildjian has released a new series of B12 (12% tin and 88% copper) cymbals, the S Family, to replace its mid-level ZHT line. While retaining the bright, explosive tonal qualities and competitive price point that its predecessor was known for, the S Family is designed to offer a more balanced frequency response and expressivity for use in a variety of musical situations.
We were sent a sampling of Zildjian’s top sellers in this new S series, which included a 10″ splash, 14″ regular and Mastersound hi-hats, 16″, 18″, and 20″ Thin crashes, 18″ and 20″ Medium-Thin crashes, an 18″ Rock crash, 18″ and 20″ Trash crashes, an 18″ China, 20″ Medium and Rock rides, and 22″ and 24″ Medium rides. All of the cymbals are fully lathed top and bottom, heavily hammered, and polished to a brilliant finish.
For the complete review, check out the September 2016 issue, which is available here.