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Zildjian Z3 Mastersound Hi-hat Cymbal Pair 14 in.

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Zildjian Z3 Mastersound Hi-Hat Cymbals offer extra sizzle. The bottom cymbal's outer edge has individual contact points that help supply a clear and defined chic effect each and every time. The design... Click To Read More About This Product

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Zildjian Z3 Mastersound Hi-Hat Cymbals offer extra sizzle. The bottom cymbal's outer edge has individual contact points that help supply a clear and defined chic effect each and every time. The design also adds extra high-end sparkle to overtones when the cymbals are played partially open. Z3 hi-hats feature a medium top coupled with a heavy bottom for extra power.

Zildjian's Z3 Cymbal Series achieves a new level of power and clarity with rock cymbals that retain an abundance of sensitivity and response. Using a design that can only be achieved with Zildjian's state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, the exciting Z3 cymbals are among the most musical and powerful rock cymbals ever produced.

The Zildjian Z3 cymbals' unique lathing process creates a more pronounced tonal groove design for great projection and power. A one-of-a-kind computer hammering process creates a special symmetrical hammering pattern.

Avedis Zildjian Company Warranty Statement

As of October 1, 2009, all Zildjian Cymbals are guaranteed against manufacturer's defects for two (2) years from the date of original purchase.
For warranty claims outside the U.S., contact your local Zildjian distributor. Click here for the international distributor locator.
Warranty Process
Cymbals that show factory defects within two years of their original purchase are eligible for examination at our factory. Zildjian experts will evaluate the damage and issue a replacement cymbal, unless it appears the damage is related to improper use or care.

If you believe your cymbal has a factory defect:
1. Contact Zildjian to obtain a Return Authorization number (RA#), via telephone: 781-871-2200.
2. Indicate the location of the damage on the cymbal with a piece of tape.
3. Make a photocopy of your original numbered and dated sales receipt.
4. Carefully package your cymbal. Include your RA# and the photocopy of your sales receipt in the box.
5. Ship the package to:
Avedis Zildjian Company
22 Longwater Drive
Norwell, MA 02061

A Cymbal will not be replaced if:
1. It has been misplayed, dropped, played with excessive force or treated abusively.
2. The center hole is worn due to improper stand set-up or abusive play.
3. The cymbal was bought second-hand or used in a lease program.
4. The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.
5. More than two years have passed since the cymbal was purchased.

Warranty Notes:
• Cost of shipping a damaged cymbal to Zildjian is the customers responsibility.
• Factory evaluations take approximately 4 - 6 weeks.
• Cymbals that do not meet the warranty guidelines will be returned to customer.
• Cost of shipping a replacement or damaged cymbal back to the customer will be covered by Zildjian.

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ZildjianZ3 Mastersound Hi-hat Cymbal Pair

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(8 of 33 customers found this review helpful)


Not worth the money

By Jeremy Morrison

from Texas

Comments about Zildjian Z3 Mastersound Hi-hat Cymbal Pair:

These Hi-hats are a rip-off, the musicality is very poor. If you are willing to spend this much money on hi-hats, something like the Meinl Byzance heavy traditional hi-hats or Meinl Byzance Dark hi-hats would be a much better choice in fact any Meinl Byzance traditional hi-hats will blow these out of the water. The new Z3 hi-hats are made in a machine, the Meinl Byzance traditional cymbals are all hand made. So when you here the difference, you will never look back at the Z3 hi-hats

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)



By michael fenton

from mobile, alabama

Comments about Zildjian Z3 Mastersound Hi-hat Cymbal Pair:

AWESOME HATS!!!! LOUD STICK PLAY! VERY GOOD SIZZLE. these hats are cast bronze like the other pro zildjians. machine made or hand made you ask? no cymbals in the world are made by hand alone. they all must be processed in machinery. these are categorized on zildjians website a cast cymbals just like the other top line series, NOT SHEET BRONZE. listen to these cymbals before you buy them as every buyer should do. these may very well be your favorites. I like 15" version

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Great Sound and Feel

By Kevin

from Miami, FL

Comments about Zildjian Z3 Mastersound Hi-hat Cymbal Pair:

I've had the opportunity to play the these in the 14" size, and while they're certainly a little pricey, considering some Ks are much more, these definitely have an edge that the Ks lack. For example, I find the Ks to be great for pretty much everything but rock and above, e.g. metal, punk, thrash, etc. These hats have great projection and sizzle without any of that cheap, tinny sound that some of the more "affordable," stamped cymbals possess. Played properly, they can also be pretty musical - enough so to be used for hard and heavy blues, funk, or country, for example. These are not strictly 'rock' cymbals, in my opinion. Stick definition is nice, so doing rolls are clean and pronounced. They have a decent 'chick' to them, and when you lay into them with accented eights...yow! I can't see these having trouble cutting through anything.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Matt Urella

By Matt

from Worcester

Comments about Zildjian Z3 Mastersound Hi-hat Cymbal Pair:

Having played both sizes, along with hihats like Sabian AAX, HHX, many Zildjians and these are my favorite hihats i've played on. My style is more metal,rock, and alternative and thats what these cymbals work best with. They have a great sound both open and tightly closed (especially the 15" pair). These are very durable cymbals just like most others in the Z3 line. They are much louder then my A custom 14"'s and while my A Customs have been great i look foward to getting the 15" Z3 Mastersound when they finally give in. If your looking for a reliable, durable, heavy, and great sounding hihat pair, try them out, and you wont be dissappointed. Dont knock them until you've played them yourself

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