A Avedis are thin, loose and crashable but also offer ample stick definition and a clear bell sound for ride patterns. Finished with an "aged" patina, A Avedis re-creates the look and sound of vintage A Zildjian cymbals.
‘A Zildjian’ cymbals began with Avedis Zildjian III. Popular music of the 1930s-1970s demanded cymbals of extreme versatility: dynamic and controllable HiHats, clean and cutting Crashes, thrilling and rich Rides, all with a loose feel and immense musicality. It was these cymbals, crafted by Avedis Zildjian III in the mid-20th century, that helped drive the beat of an era that changed music forever. These unique sounds were instrumental in driving music into a period that not only shaped popular culture, but transformed the way we hear music.
Zildjian ‘A Avedis’ cymbals are a vintage recreation of that timeless sound and feel. With a broad weight variation among each model, selecting an "A Avedis" cymbal is a personal experience. While you search for the cymbal that "speaks to you", you can stay true to that one-of-a-kind sought-after vintage sound. "A Avedis" cymbals have a sound different from every other Zildjian cymbal, complex yet familiar, with a great balance of bright and dark overtones. The timeless individual "aged" patina, classy and understated "Avedis" logo, and gram weight of the cymbal handwritten underneath the bell complete the package.