The Zildjian Gen16 Buffed Bronze cymbals are the latest evolution of Zildjian's groundbreaking Gen 16 concept. New buffed bronze cymbals deliver a richer, warmer and more authentic natural acoustic tone, and look absolutely stunning.
Make no mistake - Gen16 cymbals are real, acoustic, natural sounding and responding Zildjian cymbals. Gen16 cymbals feature a unique range of holes that reduce sound pressure levels by up to 70 percent when compared to a standard cymbal. The result is a much lower volume without losing the rich authentic tone you would expect from a Zildjian cymbal. This makes Gen16 cymbals the perfect practice cymbal in environments when quieter playing is required.
They can be used with hybrid kits to develop new textures or electronic kits to capture a real cymbal feel versus playing on rubber pads.
By fitting the Zildjian’s specially designed Direct Source Pickups and Digital Cymbal Processor, the cymbal can be passed through a dedicated EQ. With 5 channels and 19 dedicated EQ presets on each, you can get the perfect sound from your cymbals.
Here's what Zildjian have to say about this cymbal
The Zildjian Buffed Bronze cymbals utilize a patented pattern of holes in varying sizes to reduce the sound pressure level (SPL) of an acoustic cymbal. These cymbals are then amplified via the Direct Source Pickup and Digital Cymbal Processor to create the acoustic/electric sound. They can be used with hybrid kits to develop new textures or electronic kits to capture a real cymbal feel versus playing on rubber pads.