Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal  

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Developed in the Zildjian Sound Lab for versatility, durability, and sonic brilliance.

Lathed and finished with a process that creates a wide spectrum of color for unique visual and sonic effects, this thin-rolled alloy produces an explosive, trashy voice. While it stands on its own, you can also stack it on another cymbal for a signature trashy sound.

Multiple sizes available.

Features
  • Thin
  • Brilliant finish

Transform your kit with the voice of the Trashformer.

 
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ZildjianZXT Trashformer Cymbal
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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4.0

Quick, trashy, and awesome... but a bit thin.

By Max Stratmann

from Undisclosed

Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

Unlike most, I bought the trashformer for a splash so I got the 8". I love the sound. So very skeptic seeing this paper thin, deformed little cymbal coming in from the mail. I put it on my set though, and FELL IN LOVE! Not much overtones and a sick trashy little sound. However, after about 4 months of use, the cracks are now coming in. 3 little hairline cracks, but every drummer knows that this is certain death for any cymbal. But for the price, it's cheap enough to replace without burning a hole in your pocket unlike an A Custom or something like that.

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5.0

I love the sound

By Gian Ritter

from bandung, west java

Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

I have the 14" one. I love the sound! This cymbal has a quick response and the sounds are dark, jazzy, and trashy. It has an unique color that can be seen in green, orange and purple and the shape is unique too it is like a broken cymbal and sometimes it is hard to hit it correctly. If you don't like trashy sound don't buy it!

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(11 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

trash

By mike-gsIYl

from Mass.

Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

this is a good cymbal. it adds color to anything. if you don't like a loud trashy sound don't buy it.

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(66 of 121 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

this kind of effect is awesome.

By gary martin

from Panama

Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

For the people who enjoy playing your drums, you need to buy this cause its totally awesome. For me it had been a very good buy for my set of drums.

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(63 of 118 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love at first strike

Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

I didn't expect much from a ZBT although I read Transformer reviews and was hopeful. This cymbal is a waif to say the least, even thinner than a paper thin, you can bend it like a piece of(thick) paper and as such is not going to be as loud/strong as its China/Swish brethren. What it lacks in muscle it easily makes up for in sound. Transformer is a scrappy little cymbal that can easily hold its own when treated politely. It has waves formed in it sort of like giant Master sound/Sound edge crimps, on mine 4 peaks and 4 valleys. The crimps/waves are not precisely formed, more random, almost looking like someone crimped them by hand or accidentally. Heavy bashing will damage this cymbal easily, especially if you strike one of the peaks when its undulating wildly. Now for the sound, Ka'chuuussshh... smooth and sweet with an accent on the "sss" part, followed by the "shh" end which is pleasantly "dark". Transformer is Swissh/china like but without the initial "clang" you get with those cymbals. Stacked (and thats how you see it in the picture they have here) on another cymbal, the sound is a tight trasshhy sizzle. Alone or stacked, the Transformer comes off with a dark undertone, (almost "K" like) which is pretty cool, given its budget status/price. This is a gem of a cymbal, uncast (sheet bronze) and not wearing an expensive label, the ZBT Transformer will always get a double take from strangers. A real find/deal for the money and the missing link in the China/Swish, trash effects chain.

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(64 of 112 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

definite head turner

By Bazza

from UK

Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

Just brought one of these with my new cymbal pack and it sounds great! Although, try to avoid hitting it to hard when its standing alone. (not stacked they dent really easily) Sounds brilliant when u hit a 14" China at the same time in the middle of most songs :D

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(24 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sound

By Matt Deptula

from San Lorenzo, CA

Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

I tried one of these out, really expecting it to sound bad, and was really impressed that something so cheap could sound so good. It sounds like a china, but it is more versatile than a china, while china cymbals really only sound good when played hard, this cymbal speaks well even when barely tapped. Usually a cymbal that is bent like this one would tend to have little tone, but this cymbal has a rich tonality. No two of these cymbals sound the same, as well.

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(46 of 89 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Explosive, Trashy, and Brilliant

By GooEy

from N. Canton, OH USA

Comments about Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal:

The trashformer by Zildjian is explosively trashy. The trashformer is a great cymbal at a very low cost, especially for a bran, spankin' new cymbal.

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