Titanium coated Zildjians?

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by Hairy Pants, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. Hairy Pants

    Hairy Pants Guest

    I see an add in the latest MD for Titanium coated cymbals made by Zildjian
    called ZXT.

    Has anyone had an opportunity to hear what these sound like? I'm curious
    what that would do to the sound.

    Is there any danger the titanium would flake (or wear) off after a while
    exposing the copper underneath?

    Thanks.

    Doug.
  2. It's a B8 sheet metal type cymbal. It is manufactured to be a loud cymbal
    for rock. Zildjian says the color is in the metal, not an application.

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    "Hairy Pants" <drakor@telus.net> wrote in message
    news:bWC%a.12228$ew2.6286@edtnps84...
    > I see an add in the latest MD for Titanium coated cymbals made by Zildjian
    > called ZXT.
    >
    > Has anyone had an opportunity to hear what these sound like? I'm curious
    > what that would do to the sound.
    >
    > Is there any danger the titanium would flake (or wear) off after a while
    > exposing the copper underneath?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Doug.
    >
    >
  3. Lacreta

    Lacreta Guest

    "Hairy Pants" <drakor@telus.net> mused as he typed a noteworthy message

    > Has anyone had an opportunity to hear what these sound like? I'm curious
    > what that would do to the sound.


    My local drum shop, The Drum Circuit here in SLO had some great in-put
    about these:

    Zildjian has made another slightly above entry cymbal. However, they
    are quite pricey for what they are. They thought they may carry a few
    just so the folks that have to have "Zildjian" can have one or so. Not
    putting the co. down or anything, I have a lovely ride that's old old
    old.

    I tried all of the Titaniums at a Guitar Center in LA area. They
    sounded really tinny. High pitched , and sort of clangy. But then
    I like deeper tones. They looked like they were stamped out just like
    the ZBT's which are entry level.
    just my humble opinion........
    Tara
  4. Hairy Pants

    Hairy Pants Guest

    Thank you Tara and George. That is exactly the info I was curious about.

    I am using a few B8's at the moment and they are really rather horrible in
    my opinion. I guess this line of cymbals is not what I'm looking for.

    Doug.

    "Lacreta" <lacreta8@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:910e5461.0308170844.640f9139@posting.google.com...
    > "Hairy Pants" <drakor@telus.net> mused as he typed a noteworthy message
    >
    > > Has anyone had an opportunity to hear what these sound like? I'm curious
    > > what that would do to the sound.

    >
    > My local drum shop, The Drum Circuit here in SLO had some great in-put
    > about these:
    >
    > Zildjian has made another slightly above entry cymbal. However, they
    > are quite pricey for what they are. They thought they may carry a few
    > just so the folks that have to have "Zildjian" can have one or so. Not
    > putting the co. down or anything, I have a lovely ride that's old old
    > old.
    >
    > I tried all of the Titaniums at a Guitar Center in LA area. They
    > sounded really tinny. High pitched , and sort of clangy. But then
    > I like deeper tones. They looked like they were stamped out just like
    > the ZBT's which are entry level.
    > just my humble opinion........
    > Tara
  5. Vdrummer

    Vdrummer Guest

    The Drum Pad has all of them in stock at 847-934-8768 and can ship
    them anywhere. They look nice and have a high end zing during their
    decay.


    "George Lawrence" <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote in message news:<JhD%a.8622$Ih1.2936703@newssrv26.news.prodigy.com>...
    > It's a B8 sheet metal type cymbal. It is manufactured to be a loud cymbal
    > for rock. Zildjian says the color is in the metal, not an application.
    >
    > --
    > George Lawrence
    > George's Drum Shop
    > 1351 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road #21
    > Copley, Ohio 44321
    > http://www.GeorgesDrumShop.com
    > http://www.Drumguru.com
    > 330 670 0800
    > toll free 866 970 0800
    >
    > "If thine enemy wrong thee,
    > buy each of his children a drum."
    > -Chinese proverb
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Hairy Pants" <drakor@telus.net> wrote in message
    > news:bWC%a.12228$ew2.6286@edtnps84...
    > > I see an add in the latest MD for Titanium coated cymbals made by Zildjian
    > > called ZXT.
    > >
    > > Has anyone had an opportunity to hear what these sound like? I'm curious
    > > what that would do to the sound.
    > >
    > > Is there any danger the titanium would flake (or wear) off after a while
    > > exposing the copper underneath?
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > >
    > > Doug.
    > >
    > >
  6. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "Hairy Pants" <drakor@telus.net> wrote in message
    news:p1P%a.17627$ew2.7609@edtnps84...
    > Thank you Tara and George. That is exactly the info I was curious about.
    >
    > I am using a few B8's at the moment and they are really rather horrible in
    > my opinion. I guess this line of cymbals is not what I'm looking for.
    >

    I'd hit Evan/PeriscopeR up for some of those excess Sabians he has coming
    in. Whatcha got for us, Evan?

    Glenn D.
  7. Vdrummer

    Vdrummer Guest

    While I wouldn't use any of these cymbals myself I thought the china
    wasn't bad and I liked the rock ride. It had a deeper fundamental
    pitch than the regular ZBT rock ride, a good bell and a very clear
    ping with little wash.

    Brad



    "Glenn Dowdy" <glenn.dowdy@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message news:<IvW%a.103051$3o3.7204179@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>...
    > "Hairy Pants" <drakor@telus.net> wrote in message
    > news:p1P%a.17627$ew2.7609@edtnps84...
    > > Thank you Tara and George. That is exactly the info I was curious about.
    > >
    > > I am using a few B8's at the moment and they are really rather horrible in
    > > my opinion. I guess this line of cymbals is not what I'm looking for.
    > >

    > I'd hit Evan/PeriscopeR up for some of those excess Sabians he has coming
    > in. Whatcha got for us, Evan?
    >
    > Glenn D.
  8. Anne Bennett

    Anne Bennett Guest

    Hairy Pants <drakor@telus.net> writes:
    > I see an add in the latest MD for Titanium coated cymbals made by Zildjian
    > called ZXT.
    >
    > Has anyone had an opportunity to hear what these sound like?


    I saw them for the first time at a trade show yesterday (MIAC in
    Montreal). I have one word for the sound, and that's: cold. The person
    I was with thought they were great. It's a matter of preference.
    They certainly don't sound like poor-quality cymbals, but I personally
    prefer a much warmer sound.


    Anne.
    --
    Ms. Anne Bennett, Senior Sysadmin, ENCS, Concordia University, Montreal H3G 1M8
    anne@encs.concordia.ca +1 514 848-2424 x2285

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