Zildjian Cymbals, Drumsticks, and Gloves from Austin Bazaar
One of the longest lived musical instrument manufacturers in the world, Zildjian cymbals have been available since 1623 and have continued a long family tradition of superior quality and industry-leading performance for almost 300 years. That’s a very long time. In fact, Zildjian remains the oldest family owned business in America....
The Zildjian Story: Avedis Zildjian I (the first) was an Armenian alchemist in the city of Constantinople in the early seventeenth century. While attempting to create gold by combining base metals, he discovered an alloy of copper, tin, and traces of silver with unique sound qualities. In 1618, Avedis used his secret alloy to create cymbals of spectacular clarity and power. The sound of the instruments was so extraordinary that the Sultan invited Avedis to live at court (Topkapi Palace) to make cymbals for the Sultan's elite Janissary Bands. As Avedis's reputation grew, the Sultan gave him the name "Zildjian" in Armenian (Zilciyan in Turkish), a word meaning "son of cymbal maker." In 1623, Avedis was granted permission to leave the palace in order to start his own business in a suburb of Constantinople named Psamatia. That same business is now nearly four centuries old and has been passed down to Zildjian heirs for fifteen generations. Relocating to America in 1929, Avedis III moved the Zildjian factory to Quincy, MA and then to its current location in Norwell, MA for Zildjian's 350th Anniversary. The business passed to Avedis's son, Armand in 1977 and then to Armand's daughter, Craigie, in 1999. Currently, Craigie and her sister Debbie continue the family tradition in what is recognized as the oldest family-owned business in America.
Austin Bazaar is more than proud to offer a full inventory of Zildjian products and accessories of all kinds, from our selection of legendary Zildjian cymbals and Zildjian Wood Drumsticks to our newer offerings of Zildjian Nylon Drumsticks and Zildjian Drummer's Gloves. No matter what kind of Zildjian musical products or accessories you need, and no matter what kind of kit you prefer to pound on, Zildjian offers a tremendous amount of high quality musical equipment that can help you refine and define your sound.
Each of our Zildjian cymbals is thoroughly tested by the manufacturer before we offer them for sale on our site, ensuring that the sound, clarity, and response of your new Zildjian cymbals will be superior in all respects. The classic Zildjian wood drumsticks and newfangled Zildjian nylon drumsticks we offer for sale are top notch, and we are excited to present our newest Zildjian addition – the Zildjian drummer’s gloves. And just to make sure your purchase is completely protected, we offer a complete guarantee against defects or damage on all our Zildjian products.
In addition to our fine line of Zildjian products, Austin Bazaar carries a wide range of musical instruments, accessories, and equipment of all kinds. Whether you need guitars, amps, drum kits, or keyboards, Austin Bazaar has your needs covered.
Some of our oft-purchased Zildjian products include the following:
- The 16" ZBT Series Zildjian Rock Crash Cymbal - Arguably the most important Zildjian cymbal for your drum kit, the 16" ZBT Series Zildjian Rock Crash is a staple of professional drummers throughout the music industry. Fully loud, extremely bold, and with a moderate to long decay, the 16” ZBT features a heavier than normal weight that cuts through the background and punctuates your solos perfectly. Ideally suited to all skill levels and a broad range of musical styles and modes, this crash provides professional sound at an excellent price.
- Zildjian Large Drummer's Gloves - Great for practice or extended play, these specially designed Zildjian drummer’s gloves feature a reinforced fulcrum, palm, and thumb, and are crafted from 100% genuine cabretta leather. Also, they look really cool. Side note: blisters do not look cool.
- Zildjian 5A Blue Wood Drumsticks - While natural wood coloring might be good enough for wanna-bes, everyone knows that blue is way better. 16” in length, 0.56” in diameter, and crafted from strong, supple hickory wood, and featuring a classic oval tip. Sold by the pair.
- Zildjian 5A Dipped Nylon Drumsticks - Our most popular drumsticks to date, these nylon-tipped drumsticks feature a white oval tip and a unique tacky DIP grip coating that allows a looser hold for a more nuanced playing style. Excellent for professional use, since we all know that sweaty hands can lead to lost drumsticks.