Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals and Remo Silentstroke Drumheads Review by Sweetwater

Hey drummers, let’s take a look at two great low-volume solutions for your drum kit: Zildjian’s L80 low-volume cymbals, and Remo’s Silentstroke drumheads. Between these cymbals and drumheads, you can drastically reduce the volume of your drum set for practice or intimate performance spaces.

Zildjian L80 low-volume cymbals sound like Zildjian cymbals, just much quieter. The key is the perforation pattern, which reduces volume while maintaining the tone and feel of real cymbals.

Remo’s Silentstroke drumheads serve a similar purpose for your drums. These mesh heads maintain much of the feel of normal drumheads, so you can practice rudiments at a much lower volume while maintaining the response you’re accustomed to.

These are great practice solutions, and the cymbals in particular are suitable for performance if you find yourself playing in a small, intimate setting that would normally become overwhelmed with full-volume cymbals. Thanks for watching – click the links below for all the info on Zildjian L80 cymbals and Remo Silentstroke drumheads!

Get Zildjian L80 low-volume cymbals here: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LV468
Get Remo Silentstroke drumheads here: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PP2310SN


Roe Sham Boe says:

it would be nice to see a video about using the L80s and the SilentStrokes with triggers and a module

Soviet Soyouz2001 says:

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TheMarsilver says:

I never in my life thought I’d say, ” I can’t hear the drums”. I’m done

skydrop says:

Could you use those cymbals and stack with something else?

SerperiorGaming says:

Can these cut through a band during practice sessions? (2 Guitars, Bass, and 4 vocals?)

john barrington says:


Gausgovy says:

The aquarian silencing pads work better.

Cruz Drum Channel says:

Congratulation for this great amazing video !!!

Victor Samuel Nathan says:

is the bass drum skin good for double bass drumming ? mostly extreme metal drumming. thanks

GimIie says:

another Thing is to lower the volume even more is to remove the resonant head

Trevor says:

Zildjian needs to come out with an L80 china.

livingabovethe12th says:

this is a great practice idea. some yamaha thr guitar amps and you can practice for hours without ringing ears and all the head fatigue

Jeffrey Nii Dodoo says:

they need a China

TheLambIsGood says:

Insane! need to hear in person though, I feel

thebestguy says:

Does anybody think that using silentstroke heads as resonant heads would give better tone than using them as batter heads?

Hobbes says:

that gives me trypophobia

Fat Asian Boy says:

hi. I would like to ask if there’s international shipping?

David James says:

Why the hell didn’t they make these cymbals shiny like regular cymbals are? The dull finish of them doesn’t look so good and is somewhat of a disappointment. Also, what was that lower hat you were using? I will likely use a Sabian B8 as my lower if it is not too loud. How does the bottom L80 hat sound as a 14″ crash cymbal up on a stand? Are the L80 upper and lower hats identical, thus interchangable, or are they marked bottom and top?

Pancho Diaz says:

zildijan l80s needs to make a lot of different cymbals like splashes China cymbals ect

charldaughter says:

I tried to increase the volume on my computer 3 times throughout the video whenever the drums were being played, only to find out they were at 100% already. I’m buying a set of these!

midwest86 says:

Very nice. What series is the Yamaha kit?

TheProgGuy says:

Soooo, what’s the difference between the L80’s and the Gen16’s?

David Thaw says:

A lot of churches are going to purchase these.


This is such an amazing solution. Can’t wait to try it out. I do have my doubts with the volume displayed in this video though. There’s not a single yardstick to measure the sound by. The drummer even waits for the drums to ring out and chokes the cymbals before proceeding to talk. Shouldn’t be necessary, right?

Ramicks Rameka says:

yip watched Kevin Nazario video, there loud!! not silent. misleading video

SuperNick090 says:

Wow….that exactly what I need. That is so cool.

frankie28web says:

wow! why haven’t they invented something like this years ago???

Burnt Gerbil says:

I dunno these seem almost too quiet. You say it’s about 80% less. It might work better to be about 50% volume. Maybe I need to try it out in person.

TheAvenger732 says:

Does anyone know what K crash was being used in this video, sounded great

Ethan Seiley says:

it almost sounds fake

Marco P says:

Someone should be speaking while the drummer is playing for a better comparison. It’s hard to tell the change of volume in a video like this.

The Pasty Smasher says:

Additionally, the Gen 16s or the L80s work well as stackers, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Marc Ekker says:

That is so quiet, wish I could hear them live. I don’t know though, as cool and quiet they are, it seems like so much effort to change heads and cymbals for just some practice

John Frothingham says:

Great vid, I’m sold.

Bronco Turbo says:

So this setup would be good for a small jam room? We try not to kill each other with volume in the small bedroom but you have to be able to play over my drums, which ends up being super loud for everyone. This seems like a perfect setup for me.


All they did was lower the volume for the demo. That’s why he did not talk. LOL Fake.

Brian Cullen says:

id be interested in a hybrid version of half standard volume

Hazael Boodhram says:

daaaaaammmmmmm!!!!!!! amazing!! <3

Brayden Roque says:

When are you getting these in stock?

pierre g says:

duuuudddeee – i wish i hadnt seen your video about gen16 a few months ago – you sold me and i bought the hi hat 13″ and it’s too loud, and also the same price as the whole pack of these 🙁 are the gen16 louder?

King Kedgie says:

I would go with the Gen16

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