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Zildjian Zil-Bel Cymbal 6 in.

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The Zil-Bel has a bright, singing musical tone ideal for special accents and effects. Large, deep bell shape. Low pitch. Use individually or with the small model to produce complimentary tones that co... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Zil-Bel has a bright, singing musical tone ideal for special accents and effects. Large, deep bell shape. Low pitch. Use individually or with the small model to produce complimentary tones that contrast perfectly with each other. Mount regularly or inverted for special tones.

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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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
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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 The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.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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ZildjianZil-Bel Cymbal
 
4.4

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

zil bel

this cymbal is honestly one of the best things ive ran into. Its perfect for metal hardcore and any new rock styles. It goes excellent with double bass and rough music. Amazing with...Read complete review

this cymbal is honestly one of the best things ive ran into. Its perfect for metal hardcore and any new rock styles. It goes excellent with double bass and rough music. Amazing with little fill ins or intro starters. Also great for keeping rythm. I say this is a have to have cymbal its small sounds great and you cant beat a better sound!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not worth it

ive played both sizes of these bells and ive heard other drummers play them and i dont understand the hype. i wanted a bell and looked at these but theyre very one dimensional and...Read complete review

ive played both sizes of these bells and ive heard other drummers play them and i dont understand the hype. i wanted a bell and looked at these but theyre very one dimensional and arent even effective unless played upside down, and then they only have one place to hit them, and at this point the cymbal basically becomes useless unless your music needs no dymnamics. i kept looking and ended up buying a 9" sabian radia cup chime (the terry bozzio signature) and i love it. its darker and quieter than the zil-bel but it still cuts, and because it has a lip that you can hit plus the bell it works dynamically in the music. plus, because its hand hammered, it blends perfectly with my hh raw bell dry ride.

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5.0

Just what I wanted!!

By DP

from Ut

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Zildjian Zil-Bel Cymbal:

    I'm always looking for a "unique" sound when it comes to percussion and this provides something different!

     
    1.0

    Unhappy customer as of yet

    By Wayne ( AKA)...Lucky Husband

    from Hudson,Florida

    Comments about Zildjian Zil-Bel Cymbal:

    My wife ordered the 9.5 inch Zil-Bel to ad to my drum kit.Shipping was quick but cymbal has a manufacturer defect on the outer edge of it. Can't wait to get it replaced to start playing on it with the rest of my Zildjian ZBT Cymbals.I would like to give a more informative review.This review is not meant as a bash review. I'm just a little bummed out.I'll get over it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great addition

    By Nickname

    from GA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Bright Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Zildjian Zil-Bel Cymbal:

        I grabbed the 6 inch from a local music store a few months ago because my ride doesn't have that distinct bell sound that I need for certain things and the Zil Bell works out great. It has a very bright ping that cuts through just about anything and has a very nice ring out as well.

         
        4.0

        Zil bel is pretty good

        By kha0s th30ry

        from McComb, MS

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

        • Not piercing sound
        • Rings too long

        Best Uses

        • Rock accents

        Comments about Zildjian Zil-Bel Cymbal:

        The zil bel is definitely an interesting product. It is very bright sound and much of what you would expect from a bell. I stacked in on top of my ride to make it easy to hit (from muscle memory.) I do like it but in a quiet setting it rings out too long for my taste. Also when playing loudly with other live instruments it would only be heard if properly mic'ed. All in all I like it but it's not all I hoped for.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great effect

        By NOAH FELDMAN

        from East Lyme, CT

        Comments about Zildjian Zil-Bel Cymbal:

        Alright, so I may be the only review from a non-metal drummer... But here goes. I drum in a jazz/fusion group (emphasis on fusion, we get into some pretty heavy hard rock sometimes), and I use this a lot- however, I don't use it so much in fills as I do for effect. I have the 9 incher, and the dominant pitch is an F natural, so I often try to sync it with chords that have that note in them. It has a very clear, resonant tone, which cuts through everything and eventually fades to some fundamental drone that goes on seemingly forever. It's an interesting (and somewhat creepy) effect, and I wouldn't hit it too hard in your little garage practice space, if you like your ears. This will probably outlast you, the metal is 3/4 of an inch thick, or so, and I think you'd have to drop it from an airplane to shatter it. You can easily shatter a stick on it, though, so be careful.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Really Great Bell

        By Bronte Morris

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Zildjian Zil-Bel Cymbal:

        I LOVE this bell!!! It was totally worth it. It's very bright, and a great accent cymbal to add to your setup.
        Oh and for anyone interested, I would highly recommend going to a local music store to listen to one of these, because online videos do it NO justice. I had listened online a few times and thought it was ok, but once I played it in real life, I fell in love instantly. It's a perfect "Ping!", and fairly rapid decay(which I prefer). Plus it's pretty.
        I'd definitely recommend this to anyone with a bell fancy.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it.

        By Cliff Yankovich

        from Ada, MI

        Comments about Zildjian Zil-Bel Cymbal:

        This was a great addition to my kit. I mounted it upside down on top of my 16" splash. Love the tone and the long decay. Found a fun thing to do - smack it a good one and cup my hand over the top of it and move my hand close to it and back away - makes a neat Leslie speaker like effect. Having so much fun with the six inch version that I will be adding the larger one in the next couple weeks. Sounds very different from any of bells on my 16" and 18" splash or the 20" ride. It is fun to toss it into the middle of things with the long decay. Get one - you will love it.

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for some, not for others...

        By SpudNick

        from Iowa

        Comments about Zildjian Zil-Bel Cymbal:

        Alright, heres the real deal about what the Zil Bel has to offer: Both sizes are great for any kind of metal or hard styles of music, if you play anything besides that I wouldn't recommend adding this cymbal to your setup. You can hear these cymbals at zildjian.com before you purchase them which I suggest doing. There are infact TWO VERSIONS of the zil bel, I know because I own all four. The newer zil bel's are easy to indentify because they have a beveled or flat edge which enhances clarity and volume, the older versions do not have a flat beveled edge and most argue that these versions are not loud enough to hear with the rest of your kit. I totally agree with that arguement and too bad those people did not purchase the newer version because it gives the zil bel's a bad rep...

        These cymbals are mainly used for accents in most contemporary styles and are not to be "riden" on! Unless of course you are blasting. A few bands that use these cymbals are, August Burns Red, Between The Buried And Me, and Born Of Osiris. I hope my review was helpful toward your purchase, thanks for reading.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Had the 6" for years, and just got the 9.5"

        By Chunchunchun

        from Gloucestershire, UK

        Comments about Zildjian Zil-Bel Cymbal:

        The best bell going. As I said in my previous review (under the name Chunchunchun), these bells walk all over the bells made by every other company. Stack Black Metal bells and Meinl Classics bells are too "airy" and soft sounding (which is great for percussive effects but not the best for metal), and the Sabian Alu-Bells are just too dry for my personal liking. The new Meinl M-Series 8.5" bell looks interesting, but I'd suspect that the traditional finish and smaller size means that the Zil-Bel will still have the edge in terms of colour and projection.
        I only gave a 7 for features because they are just bells - they go ding. However, there are a fast amount of musical uses for them. I have the 6" mounted just beneath my hi-hats, so it's great for adding colour to fills and tom patterns as it's easily accessible with both hands. The 9.5" is mounted above and to the right of my right hand crash. I actually recommend giving it its own stand and mounting it "right way up", so the logo is facing up and the curve facing down. You can strike the edge and it will sound the same as it does inverted, but you also can strike the bow (or is it the bell?) with the shoulder of the stick and it produces a clearer, slightly brighter attack without losing volume. The 9.5" works really well for accenting, or for putting in the middle of a driving pattern on open hats or washing out on a ride or crash. Both bells work great for counting in after a stop, or before a breakdown.

        Also, a lot of people say they're too quiet and the sustain is too long. They're not and it isn't. They're extremely thick, what do you expect the sustain to be like? Behind the kit the 6" may sound quiet, but it projects very well through the mix on stage. Mind you, the positioning of my 6" means it may bleed through a little on the snare mic, but this is with no overheads. I'm yet to use my 9.5" live, but I've heard a few live and they cut amazingly well. In a full mix or even just with crashes, both of the bells' long sustain comes down to a short, strong ping.
        These bells are SOLID. My 9.5 weighs nearly 3lbs, and there is no way you could ever crack or break them. My 6" has been dropped a couple of times by people "helping out" with setup on stage and it's absolutely fine. My one problem with quality is if you like your stuff look pristine. They may be shiny, but they'll be covered in little pits and imperfections from the factory - they're supposed to be. Mine actually have a couple of what look like deep scratches. When I got my 9.5" (brand new from Zildjian), it had these big scratches already, and some of the logos were partially scuffed away in a way that led me to believe it had been stacked in a pile with others and scratched about a fair bit. It's fine for me, I polish my cymbals so the logos come off anyway, but it might be a problem for you.
        I love the sound, but they are very expensive for what they are, especially compared to the bells available from other companies. However, I personally don't feel any other bell comes close to the way that these sound, so I think they're worth the extra money.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Ding!

        By Andrew Bolasky

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Zildjian Zil-Bel Cymbal:

        I have the 6". It's fantastic. It's sweet, clear and loud. I don't know what the other people are talking about it being quiet. It certainly packs a punch. If you hit it too hard, the overtones get kinda nasty, but otherwise it's great.

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