Zildjian K Sweet Cymbals Review

Nick D’Virgilio shows off Zildjian’s Sweet K series of cymbals. Enjoy the video, then check out the cymbals and other gear used in this video at the links below.

Ride – Zildjian Sweet K 21” – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/K0731
Crash 1 – Zildjian Sweet K 16” – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/K0702
Crash 2 – Zildjian Sweet K 17” – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/K0703
Crash 3 – Zildjian Sweet K 18” – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/K0704
Crash 4 – Zildjian Sweet K 19” – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/K0705
Crash 5 – Zildjian Sweet K 20” – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/K0712
Hi Hats – Zildjian Sweet K 16” – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/K0726

Kit – Yamaha Recording Custom – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/RC2F40JRW
Snare – Yamaha Recording Custom Aluminum 6.5 x 14 – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/RAS-1465

Cymbal Stands -Yamaha CS-965 Cymbal Boom Stand – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CS965
Snare Stand – Yamaha SS-950 Ball and Socket Snare Stand – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SS950
Hi Hat Stand – Yamaha HS 850 3-Leg Double Braced Hi-hat Stand – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/HS850
Kick Drum Pedal – Trick Drums Dominator Double Pedal – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DOM2

Kick – EV ND68 – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ND68
Snare – Audio-Technica AE2300 – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AE2300
Rack Toms – Audio-Technica ATM350cW – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ATM350cW
Floor Tom – Audio-Technica ATM350cW – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ATM350cW
OverHeads – Electro-Voice ND66 – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ND66
Room – AEA N8 – Ribbon Microphone – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/N8mic

Recording Gear:
Apple 15″ MacBook Pro – http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MBP15-512
Universal Audio Apollo 8p – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Apollo8PBk
Avid Pro Tools 12 – http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PTSubAnn-e
Glyph Studio 2TB Desktop Hard Drive – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/StuPro2TB
Computer Stand – Meinl Percussion Laptop Table Stand – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TMLTS


Twisted Speech says:

The K Sweets sound amazing. And you’re absolutely right. Bigger cymbals don’t equate to louder. Your comment reminds me of a guitar player I used to jam with. I used to use 14″ hi-hats. One day I took two 17″ crashes and made them into hi-hats. When I told the guitarist what I did he scoffed and said “Oh great. Now you can be even louder.” I laughed and said; “No, they’re actually quieter and much warmer too.” And that’s what I was looking for. The warmth. The quieter part was nice too because that added a new dimension to my playing for softer songs because I’m just a naturally louder player. It’s all about the science. On bigger cymbals sound waves have a longer path to travel, which in turn lowers the pitch and warms the sound. Again, great video, and awesome new product.

John Goodenberger says:

Just me or does that ride crash better than any of the crashes?

Eli Pender says:

I like that 19″!

Johannes Gjendem says:

I need these cymbals soooo…. who wanna buy my kidney?

Paul Montero says:

Nick is great. Always fun to have a listen to him play those drums and cymbals.

Anthony Kueber says:

A much better demo than the Avedis Zildjian Company video and their Hair-Band-Slammer. These are musical instruments not shop tools!

Kevin Osborn says:

9:31 and 10:04 are my new alarms.

D Adam says:

Zildjian had prototype versions of the K Sweet back in june, so I wasn’t as surprised to see these at namm. Sound pretty damn good!

michael padilla says:

Awesome Demo By An Amazing Drummer , Those K Sweets sound beautiful.

Elijah P. says:

These sound so great. I have K Cons and these would fit in nicely. Super versatile and washy.

TwoandaHater says:

I loved the rave ‘sound effects’ hahaha

Darcy 809 says:

Nick, please send me all of these cymbals..im a Paiste guy ,but these are sweet!

Thomlistentoslayer says:

Worse generic play along music ever

brian brianmh34 says:

Nick D’Virgilio Doppelganger Harvey Levin from TMZ.

scsdrummer says:

The cymbals sound great but dang those recording customs sound phenomenal

Austin Howell says:

I’ve already got a set of these K’s on the way – even before I saw this video. However, this video does confirm my love for this line and NVD as well!

Daniel Kelly says:

Good job Nick.

pablo vera says:

RIP Sabian cymbals

Roe Sham Boe says:

hey Jared, let’s get NDV for a Drumeo clinic please and thank you!

Pedro Mau says:

Which Snare is that? A Ludwig Acrolite? 14×6,5? Can you share which head and interface for recording you’re using?

surfing636 says:

I would consider adding these to my Paiste 2002 cymbals, could produce a nice mix. Both have a nice smooth crash sound & sustain with balance. And listening to Nick play all those styles, always amazing!

Schmaptee says:

Is there a play-along cd to buy of that into song?

ItsJake says:

Best Sweetwater gear review I’ve seen, great job, Nick

Islam Falmi says:

I love these cymbal reviews, but my heart broke a little when you choked the crashes before the decay went off

René Sánchez says:

Those examples of how we can incorporate those cymbals into our particular style are great… I think those cymbals were an excelent choice for every style, you always say that all of the Sweetwater products are very capable but this time I agree. Great Video!!!

Chris Baker says:

Strong scat singing, brother

HireAStudio says:

Best reviewer of drums by far.

Deagledrumzz says:

Very nice demo, and by showing all different styles of playing, you’ve shown how versatile those K’s really are. I have several K’s and love them. I use a dry ride 21″, also a riveted heavy dry 22″ cymbal, and hi hats 14″ Session dry model. I find that k’s can handle most settings.For higher end sounds, the Paiste or A Zildjians are a better choice I.M.O. And I also like several Sabian models. Great revue, professional all the way.

Gretschnut says:

Nick “Scatman” D’Virgilio! Great review.

Andrew Weiner says:

I am sabian person, but these are some incredible cymbals!

D Adam says:

I need Zildjian to make a K Sweet china STAT

Jermey Freeman says:

Zildjian raising the bar!!!!

Gabriel Gonzalez says:

Might have to save a little bit to buy that crash next to the floor Tom, it cuts through so nicely.
I did just get K Custom Dark hats a few weeks ago in 14” but might have to make another impulse buy soon. Haha

gii sus says:

I see Nick, I click.

Sergio M says:

Nick, you’re great! Not only as a drummer, but your reviews are a pleasure to watch.

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