Aristotle may not have been thinking about drumming when he coined the term, "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts," but his philosophy can definitely be applied to the customization of your drum kit. From stands and sticks to shells and cymbals, when you put a little time and effort into the equipment and accessories that make up your kit, it's going to show in your sound. And what better place to start than with Zildjian's impressive selection of thin cymbals. Here you'll find rides, hi-hats, crashes, splashes and more – all which offer the quick response and precise tone known to thin cymbals.
So, what type of cymbal do you want to add to your setup? If you're here for a crash cymbal, you're in luck, Zildjian has lots of stellar options. A cymbal like the top-rated K Custom Session Crash Cymbal is perfect for drummers who are on the hunt for a lightweight cymbal that produces low, dark sound. Suited to both live and studio sound applications, these versatile cymbals are available in your choice of 16 and 18 inches. Not quite what you want? No problem, crashes like the K Constantinople, the A Series Thin or the Oriental Crash of Doom may be more up your alley, so make sure to check them out in more detail.
Now, if you're drawn to the dark, trashy tones of China cymbals, Zildjian's best-selling Oriental China 'Trash' Cymbal may be just what you're looking for. This 12-inch cymbal offers up a bright finish that reacts with an explosive response then quickly decays. If you're a drummer that's into unique accents and effects, you shouldn't think twice about adding the Oriental China 'Trash' to your kit.
When it comes to cymbal selection, one thing to keep in mind is that no two are cymbals are created equally. That's why you should spend some time getting to know all the Zildjian thin cymbals on these pages. And while they're all different, all the cymbals here have one common thread that ties them together – they're all built by a brand that's backed by centuries of experience, a brand that's seen (and heard) on countless stages worldwide. That brand is Zildjian.