Made primarily for rock and metal drummers, the Zildjian Z3 china offers the most power of any cymbal in its class. What does that mean for you? You get to go to town, musically speaking, doling out thunderous, super loud effects that blast out from the cymbal and into the crowd, whether they’re close to the stage or up in the nosebleeds. No wonder these chinas have such a fandom of drummers who want to play with nothing less than Zildjian Z3s.
The special hammering and brilliant finish of the thinner weight Z3 chinas allows the cymbals to have a bold, lush, full-bodied sound with plenty of focus and clarity. The unique shape with a turned up edge aids in its signature sound, while the bright tone and loud volume cut through the music mix with ease. The chinas also have a high level of flex to optimize playability so you don’t feel like you’re hitting a manhole cover where sound just goes to die. All in all, it’s just the kind of china you would design for yourself if you could. The Z3 delivers everything you could possibly want from a china, times 1,000! So expect great things when you play it.
Z3 special effects chinas are available in two sizes, an 18” and a 20”, and are individually cast from a Zildjian bronze alloy containing 80% copper and 20% tin. Although Z3s are made in America, Zildjian craftsman adhere to centuries-old Turkish crafting techniques to ensure quality, sonic consistency and durability.