NAMM 2019: Zildjian relaunches FX line with FX Stacks

NAMM 2019: Zildjian has led the stack pack for a while now, and with the re-launch of their FX line and the introduction of a new range of FX Stacks, their reign is set to continue amongst drummers looking for modern, trashy accent sounds.

FX Stacks come in 8”, 10”, 12”, 14” or 16” pairs and can be stacked in the traditional fashion, or used as hi-hats. Switching between the two is a breeze courtesy of a new Zildjian Cymbolt mount.

Each pair comprises a rounded top with a distinctive hole pattern and flattened lip, plus a cold-rolled steel bottom. Experimenting with cymbal orientation and Cymbolt tension delivers a range of sounds, from bright, fast and cutting, to trashy and raw.

Elsewhere in the FX range is a new 22” FX Oriental Crash of Doom. Building on the success of the popular 20” model, this bigger size delivers an even darker, lower pitched and more explosive sound. The traditional finish and thin weight contribute to a long, full-bodied sustain.

FX Stacks will start from £99 for the 8” model (including mount), and the 22” Oriental Crash Of Doom will set you back £329. Visit Zildjian for more details on all their NAMM 2019 launches.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.