Two different cymbals, two different sounds, one sonically-pleasing hihat combination. Thatís the sound story of the K Zildjian Special K/Z cymbals.
As to how these unique cymbals came about, Zildjian craftsmen wondered what would happen if they paired two very popular cymbals from separate series in one hihat set. The Special K/Z hihats in 13" and 14" sizes are what they came up with. On top is the K Zildjian hihat, with its deep and solid "chick" sound and fast response. Underneath is the Zildjian Z Custom Dyno Beat bottom thatís very loud and cutting. Together, they create a dry, musical stick sound and bright, sharply defined ďchick.Ē
Zildjian K cymbals were developed in Istanbul, Turkey by Kerope Zildjian well over 100 years ago, and their deep, dry and shimmering sounds were as innovative and inspiring then as they are today. K cymbals have elaborate hammering and lathing patterns and a wide-ranging blend of high and low frequencies. Zildjian Z3 Custom cymbals with symmetrical hammering marks have the ultimate mix of power, projection and playability for your music.
Both the K top and Z3 bottom cymbals are crafted of formidable cast bronze using Zildjianís secret alloy formula and time-tested Turkish cymbal-making techniques.