Zildjian I Series Essentials Plus Cymbal Set Main Features
- Cymbal set includes 13” hi-hats, 14” crash and 18” crash/ride
- Lighter, thinner, more expressive cymbals in a budget line
- Crafted from fully lathed, machine-hammered sheet bronze
- Brilliant finish with cursive Zildjian “i” logo
A Trio of Essential Sounds
The I Series Essentials Plus cymbal set contains the essential trio that anchors the drum set: a pair of hi-hats, a crash cymbal and a ride (or crash/ride) cymbal. The hi-hats are sized to a speedy 13” for a sharp, quick response. The 14” crash has a splashy attack that places it between a large splash and a typical 16 or 18” crash. And for heavier accents or ride patterns, the 18” crash/ride is a versatile option that works in any genre.
Thinner Design for an Evocative, Inspiring Sound
Taken from Ilham, the Turkish word for inspiration, the Zildjian I Series is designed to inspire new players and students with more expressive sounds. Zildjian accomplishes this change by using thinner weights than in previous entry-level series. That means these cymbals are washier and more emotive, giving players new dimensions to explore while searching for their personal style.
Zildjian Craftsmanship at an Affordable Price
While the price makes the I Series accessible to first-time drummers, these cymbals are still made in the USA at the same factory as legendary K and A Zildjian lines, using many of the same techniques passed down for hundreds of years. The process starts with B8 sheet bronze, which is precision-hammered by machine and lathed fully from bell to edge. The I Series also includes models with experimental touches from pro-level lines, like sound holes and extra hammering.
Classic Looks in a Modern Series
When it comes off the line, each cymbal in the I Series is polished to a bright finish—brilliant enough to make an impression without being too reflective. It’s then stamped with the “i” logo, which is modeled on the cursive “i” in the Zildjian logo known all over the world. These touches, along with the official stamp along the edge, confirm that these affordable cymbals are authentic Zildjian, through and through.
- 13" hi-hats (top and bottom)
- 18" crash ride
- 14" trash crash (doubles as extra hi-hat top)
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