I heard this 5 minute piece on Here and Now this morning about Avedis Zildjian's Massachusetts factory. I thought it was very interesting, and having personally audited several foundries and metal working facilities, I found the back ground sounds and "tour" intriguing. 80% copper, 20% tin, proprietary process, ONLY cymbals made in the US (that I did not know!).
My grade school concert band had Zildjian crash cymbals (which we doubled as a ride cymbal, held in one grade school drummer's hand as a 2nd one rolled on it). My HS used a combination of Zildjians and Paistes. My drum set that I've had for the last 33 years has had all Zildjians - except for Paiste high hats. If you've not heard it, have a listen here.
1 year ago