A Zildjian cymbals began with Avedis Zildjian III. Popular music of the 1930s-1970s demanded cymbals of extreme versatility: dynamic and controllable HiHats, clean and cutting Crashes, thrilling and rich Rides, all with a loose feel and immense musicality. It was these cymbals, crafted by Avedis Zildjian III in the mid-20th century, that helped drive the beat of an era that changed music forever. These unique sounds were instrumental in driving music into a period that not only shaped popular culture, but transformed the way we hear music. Zildjian A Avedis cymbals are a vintage recreation of that timeless sound and feel. With a broad weight variation among each model, selecting an A Avedis cymbal is a personal experience. While you search for the cymbal that speaks to you, you can stay true to that one-of-a-kind sought-after vintage sound. A Avedis cymbals have a sound different from every other Zildjian cymbal, complex yet familiar, with a great balance of bright and dark overtones. The timeless individual aged patina, classy and understated Avedis logo, and gram weight of the cymbal handwritten underneath the bell complete the package. For the best experience, visit your authorized Zildjian dealer and join our story.