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Shannon & Zildjian cymbals
by I know a lil 'bout a lot of things, just enough... (letosghanima)
at June 30th, 2012 (10:15 pm)

4th album update:

THE SOUND http://instagr.am/p/McMHrEAPtF/
twitter.com/30SECONDSTOMARS/status/218526808088391680 (2012-06-29)



From the comments on Instagram (instagram.com/p/McMHrEAPtF/):
- rojabliss: "Zildjian!"
- capricornchick: "From Sabian to Zildijian..."
- the_checher: "Doesn't shannon use sabian cymbals? Those are Zildjian :D"

"The Avedis Zildjian Company (play /ˈzɪlən/[1]) is a cymbal manufacturer founded in Istanbul by Armenian Avedis Zildjian in the 17th century during the Ottoman Empire. At nearly 400 years old, Zildjian is one of the oldest companies in the world. It also sells drum-related accessories, such as drum sticks and cymbal bags.
On December 20, 2010, it was announced that Avedis Zildjian Company had merged with 
Vic Firth, Inc.[2] According to the announcement, both companies will continue to run autonomously.[2]"
"The first Zildjian cymbals were created in 1623 by Avedis Zildjian, an alchemist who was looking for a way to turn base metal into gold; he created an alloy combining tincopper, and silver into a sheet of metal that could make musical sounds without shattering. Avedis was given the name of Zildjian (Zilciyân) by the Sultan Osman II[3] (from the Turkish word zil – cymbal, dji – maker-seller, ian – a common suffix used in Armenian last names which means 'son of') and began an industry in 1623, the details of whose main product remained secret for generations. It became family tradition that only the company's heirs would know the manufacturing process."
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avedis_Zildjian_Company 

Official website: zildjian.com/

Crossposted to: http://ghanisquest.dreamwidth.org/106646.html