Zildjian A Avedis Cymbals Review

Nick D’Virgilio presents Zildjian’s A Avedis series of cymbals. A Avedis series cymbals harken back to the Zildjians of the 1950s. Handcrafted in Zildjian’s Norwell, Massachusetts, factory, each cymbal receives vintage-style lathing to give you smooth response and an outstanding, highly musical, played-in feel. Weight variations among models let you select your signature sound (the gram weights are written underneath the bell). Patina’d finishes add warmth while making the cymbal appear decades old.

Check out Zildjian A Avedis cymbals at Sweetwater here: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=zildjian+a+avedis&Go=Search

Nick D’Virgilio produced the music heard in this demo. Here’s a list of the gear Nick used to make the music he played along to:

Guitar:
PRS SC250
Two Notes “Le Lead” pedal: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LeLead
Two Notes “Le Crunch” pedal: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LeCrunch

Plug-in Effects on Guitar:
Waves H-reverb: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/HReverb
Waves H-Delay: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/HDelay

Bass:
Rickenbacker 4003
Two Notes “Le Bass” pedal: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LeBass

Rhodes:
Toontrack EZkeys plug-in (Electric MK 1 – soft ballad patch): http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/EZkeysBunSN3

Horns:
Native Instruments Kontakt 5 plugin (Session horns pro – cuban baritone patch): http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Komp11

Organ:
AIR DB33(Rock – #10 Gimmie Some patch): http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AirIEP3Comp

Strings:
EastWest Platinum Woodwinds (Solo oboe patch): http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/QLSOPlatC-M

Comments

Cory Maxey says:

One of the best product reviews I’ve ever seen. Zildjian should thank you.

Hannibu says:

Thumps up for Zildjian. That’s how cymbals should sound. Great Sound – great playing!

801 Guitar says:

Dang, I have been pronouncing it “Ah-Vee-diss” for like 20 years.

michael jace says:

nick is a savage

London Weekend TV says:

This is a video is about A Avedis cymbals but the video notes have details about everything else in the video EXCEPT the cymbals themselves! Weird…the notes should have the cymbal size and gram weight for each cymbal and for the hi-hats.

Aaron A says:

I hate gig crud

Roy Beckerman says:

Great sounding cymbals.
Even the cheaper Catalinas, sound top quality here. Amazing what a top drummer can do.

Darrin Thorpe says:

Nick…laying down the beginning of YYZ on the bell of the ride! sweet….

CR7TheGunner says:

What hardware (cymbal stands) is he using

Brian Cullen says:

love the sound of these symbols.

Thomas Reid says:

i love it…

Pericles Underhill says:

Wow. These are absolutely beautiful!!!!

Neil Barbu says:

That sounds like the Wurlitzer I sold Chuck! Is it? Daniel Fisher will confirm the purchase

Roe Sham Boe says:

is this replacing the current Avedis line or is this separate to the As? i missed it if he mentioned it.

Roy Beckerman says:

Are today’s 14″ Zildjian New Beats , similar to those used by Buddy Rich.

BBT609 says:

sweetwater…never failed to impress us with reviews of great musical instruments and equipment!

Milan Raxworthy says:

What kit is that? It sounds great

Dan Killen says:

D’virgilio nails it again, I hope sweetwater is paying this guy the big bucks

John ORourke says:

What is the second play along track and where can I find it?

theRaven80rHero says:

Shame there’s no 17″, cause something between 16 and 18 would be nice

Rhythmista says:

Really like the sounds of these cymbals, but why pay new , high prices for a line of vintage imitation cymbals, when you can get the originals used for way cheaper ?..

Javo Guns says:

Nick, you can play EVERY style of music, you’re an amazing drummer!

Alain Garcia says:

I really want that 21. Wow.

Caleb Grant says:

Oh how I wish they made a 24″ A Avedis ride!

The Football Culture says:

dream bliss

Gamaliel Toscano says:

need that ride in my life…

glanemann says:

Yes. Haha. I was thinking these would be good for reggae/ska drummin.

deadscene.com says:

That ska jam, yo!

Andrew Brazinski says:

This must be the greatest job ever

mike evangelista says:

I want Nicks job!!!!

Arthur Vyncke says:

I need the music at the end !
Pretty please °3°

michael mattice says:

Zildjian does it again! Continued success!:)

Darrin Thorpe says:

they sound really great!

Clark Koford says:

sorry for that dislike, that was my neighbor sabian

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