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Awesome Cymbals: Zildjian

Right now the loft is loaded down with cymbals after a few quick buying runs so I'm getting ready to do another cymbal sale for those of you who missed the last one.

I've got a ton of rare, used and vintage cymbals in stock right now so take a look and grab them before they're gone. I managed to find some awesome vintage Zidljian crashes and rides, as well as a great selection of sought after modern cymbals like Paiste Prototypes and Sabian Vaults.

Check out my cymbal sale buyer's guide below for a couple of my favorites!

Also if you're not on the mailing list yet, make sure to sign up so you don't miss out on upcoming sales!!

Cymbal Sale Buyer's Guide

In the meantime I thought I'd do a few profiles of some of the awesome cymbals I've got in stock right now (sorry to those reading this after the fact) as a buying guide for the upcoming sale.

Since I've already gone into detail on some of the boutique Turkish cymbals before I'm going to focus more on the big guys here and write about some of my favorite Zildjian cymbals I've got at the loft right now.

Zildjian Avedis Quick Beat Hi Hats

These are some of my favorite hi-hats, and right now I've got a great pair of vintage 14˝ Zildjian Avedis Quick Beats in stock. These hats often get compared to Zildjian's New Beat Hi Hats for their versatility—you can play funk, rock, soul, jazz, pretty much whatever you want with these hi hats.

The main difference with Quick Beats is that they feature a vented bottom hat—check out the four holes Zildjian drilled around the bell on the bottom hi hat:

Quick Beats have a vented bottom that allows air to escape the hi hats.

Quick Beats have a vented bottom that allows air to escape the hi hats.

The vented bottom gives Quick Beats a much crisper “chick” than Zildjian's New Beat hi hats because it prevents air lock.

Quick Beats also feature a flatter profile and heavier bottom cymbal than Zildjian New Beats normally have. 14 inches is an ideal size for these.

The sound of these is nice and focused and can make any drummer's sticking sound articulate.

Nice bright tone and good volume that cuts through the mix.

This particular pair is from an older run and has great vintage warmth that so many drummers are looking for.

These are awesome and a must have if you're looking for professional quality hi hats with crisper, unique tone!!

The 18˝ Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Crash

Looking for an awesomely dry crash cymbal?

It doesn't get any drier than this awesome Zildjian K Custom Crash cymbal.

It doesn't get any drier than this awesome Zildjian K Custom Crash cymbal.

Look no further, this Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Crash sounds epic with a nice dark pitch and dry, borderline trashy tones. This is a faster crash compared to other 18 inchers and has short sustain.

Zildjian Ks are legendary for their low, dry tones from the jazz era and this crash cymbal is custom built to be even drier! Zildjian's factory lathed the bottom, scored the top and used unique hammering (giving the cymbal a cool pattern) to get the unique tone.

Not only does this cymbal sound great, it's a rare find. These were made in 2011 when they were released only to small dealer shops.

This cymbal is perfect for a jazz crash, metal drummers who love dark, dry cymbal tones or anyone who just likes how these awesome cymbals sound.

Happy Cymbal Buying

Alright guys, I'm going to keep this one short and sweet. As always if you have any cymbal or drum questions get in touch.

And if you haven't already done so get on the mailing list so you don't miss your opportunity to grab great cymbals like the Zildjian Quick Beats or K Custom Dry Crash at a discount on top of my already awesome prices.

Posted on August 10, 2015 and filed under Offer, Inventory, Music Gear.

Vintage Drums: 1989 Yamaha Recording Custom Turbo Tour

I recently came across an awesome vintage drum kit, the 1989 Yamaha Recording Custom (model PRC1492). The owner was looking to get a smaller set of drums and swap out some cymbals and I had no problem taking on his monster Yamaha Recording Custom drums. These are Yamaha drums from the era of heavy music with over sized power toms and massive 22˝ bass drums.

Posted on May 4, 2015 and filed under Music Gear, Inventory.

Used Starter Drums: 5-pc Tama Swingstar for an 8-year Old Girl

Used Tama Starter Drums at a Starter Price

About 7 months ago, I sold this 5-pc Tama SwingStar drum set to the family of an 8 year old girl for $370. The girl was brand new to drumming, her parents wanted to get her a solid used drum kit with hardware and cymbals but didn't want to spend a lot of money in case she quit.

Tama SwingStars aren't the nicest drums around but sound surprisingly good with new heads when tuned right. The deep toms, 20˝ kick drum and a set of used starter Zildjian cymbals on solid Tama hardware are a kid's dream, even if the parents would rather have a quieter, smaller bass drum. In fact used drum sets like this are perfect for starting drummers—I go through tons of used Tama SwingStars with whatever cymbals I have around. The difference is when you buy from me you know they're not ruined drum shells with bad bearing edges and keyholed cymbals. Trust me, I've seen a few drums and cymbals in my day.

This 8 year old loved her drum set for 7 months until, guess what...she quit and wanted to play guitar instead. So I took the used drum kit back on trade towards a starter guitar package I had for $260 and paid the family an additional $50 in cash. So for only $60, this little girl got to play a legit Tama drum set for 7 months.

Good news for the parents: now they can have their daughter practice guitar with headphones after listening to her bang on her drums and cymbals. And they didn't pay $900 for a new SwingStar at some other drum shop in Denver.

That's how things roll here at Lodo Drum Guy. My drum store started when I bought a similar starter used drum set and cymbals for my own daughter (although it wasn't a Tama SwingStar). This has had a life-changing impact on my kid and no other used drum shop or music store can offer you this flexibility for $60!

I LOVE IT!! you will too...see you soon.

Posted on March 7, 2015 and filed under Music Gear, Inventory.

Introducing “Big P” My Newest Premier Signia Backline Rental Kit

Behold Big P, my new backline rental drum kit and possibly one of the greatest drum sets ever manufactured! This top-of-the-line Premier Signia drum set is made from 5 plies of 5mm thick maple reinforced with rings and sounds DEVASTATING! You can feel these drums resonate in your chest as they fill the room and shake the floor with thunderous tone. This was Premier's best!  

Posted on August 21, 2014 and filed under Inventory, Offer, Event, Music Gear.

Large '80's Drum Kits Coming Back and in Stock

If you are looking to get your hair metal band going again, and if you have a roadie and/or a van and/or a sizable basement, I have several large kits you will love.  

Just picked up a 10 piece Pearl ELX in cobalt fade.  Another favorite is a Premier XPK drum set, which is actually 2 drum sets in one.  Also, love the Ferrari Red Premier XPK 7 piece with tons of 80's ready cymbals.  Also have a sweet double bass Yamaha Power V Special.

In most cases I loaded the kits with close to $2000 in Sabian, Paiste, or Zildjian cymbals. I can swap cymbals, hardware, etc to save you some moolah or help you dial in your sound.

Posted on July 16, 2014 and filed under Inventory.

Holiday Drum, Cymbal, & Percussion Stockpile Price Lunacy!

With four bands currently on the road armed with cash scoring fantastic gear for cheap, this holiday season will guarantee continued price lunacy on complete kits and high-end cymbals.  Take a look at the nine (9) awesome drum kits now available. Also picked up 35 new cymbals which will be up later this week (assuming they survive the weekend blitz).

Posted on November 30, 2013 and filed under Inventory, Offer.

Swap Your Used Cymbals

So let's say you bought this expensive ride cymbal not too long ago for a bucket of cash and now, several shows into it, you realize the ride isn't quite what you were looking for. 

Here's a better way.  You have an expensive cymbal?  I have hundreds of them by your favorite brands, including Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Meinl, and many others.  Often I get rare finds.  

Current brands include Avedis, K, Constantinople, HHX, AAX, Paragon, Signature, Byzanthe, and many, many more.

If you're in the Denver area, get in touch, come over and audition them here and if you hear something you like, we trade them out, cover any differences in price and a nominal fee, and you are on your way!

Posted on October 4, 2013 and filed under Inventory, Offer.

Premier Drum kits For Sale! Premiering my New Inventory of Signias and APKs!

When School of Rock needed a drum set for their Littleton, CO location, I gave them over twenty different options to choose from. Out of all of these options they chose a five piece Premier APK drum set that looks and sounds great!

I've been a long term fan of these Premier drums for good reason:

Premier's been making drums in England for the past 90 years and have been the choice for artists including Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Rod Morgenstein, and Phil Collins.  The hardware on these kits is brutal and built to withstand rigorous abuse.  They were on tour with Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, and Radiohead (all shows that were performed by students at School of Rock by the way) and sound awesome!


Vintage Premier drum kits are somewhat rare nowadays and are considered by most experienced drummers as high quality drums so I keep my eye out for them and grab them whenever I can.

 I've been using a rotating lineup of awesome Premiersas pro-grade gear available for backline rental for years, and they've never failed a customer.

Check back often for new Premier drum kit finds and take one home today for low dough! 


Posted on August 28, 2013 and filed under Inventory.