Zildjian announces three new drumstick models for 2017 including two new Artist Series sticks reflecting the musical requirements of Josh Dun and Thomas Pridgen, and the 9 Gauge stick, an extension of Zildjian's popular Gauge series. Below are all the specs of the new series Zildjian introduces at the annual NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Did you know, Zildjian Drumsticks are made in Newport, Maine, USA?
Josh Dun Artist Series Breaking onto the scene in 2015 with the release of their fourth album, "Blurryface", Josh Dun and Twenty One Pilots have cultivated a genre-blending sound that defies classification. They are the first alternative act to have two concurrent top ten singles in the United States. Still white hot from their successful 2016 world tour, the band is poised to hit the road again in 2017. As a founding member of the duo, Josh Dun has quickly made waves in the drumming world for his unique and aggressive style.
The Josh Dun Artist Series stick is built to stand up to the aggressive grooves that drive Twenty One Pilots. It features a beefed up 5A shaft with extra length for more reach and effortless velocity. Its medium taper keeps everything in balance and the oval tip creates a surface area ideal for punchy drums and bright cymbals. The eye catching red stick has a reproduction of Josh's signature and Twenty One Pilots' Skeleton Clique "Alien Josh" logo.
Stick specs Josh Dun Artist Series
#ASJD; Length=16.1/2", Diameter=.585"
Thomas Pridgen Artist Series The Thomas Pridgen Artist Series stick is bold and aggressive by design. Its extra length combined with a short taper pushes more weight to the front of the stick, allowing the diameter to stay in the sweet spot between the 5A and 5B. A large oval tip translates all that power into fat sound on the drums and plenty of volume from the cymbals. This natural color stick features Thomas' cartoon character logo.
Thomas Pridgen has a huge personality and style all his own. Six short years after winning the Guitar Center Drum-Off at the age of 9, Thomas became the youngest musician to receive a 4-year scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Throughout his still rapidly growing career, Thomas has worked with artists including The Mars Volta, Christian Scott, Keyshia Cole, The Memorials, Thundercat, Wicked Evolution and Suicidal Tendencies.
Stick specs Thomas Pridgen Artist Series
#ASTP; Length=16 1/8", Diameter=.595"
9 Gauge Series The new 9 Gauge stick provides an exciting center point to Zildjian's popular Gauge series. Clocking in at .563 – the world's most widely played stick diameter – the 9 Gauge sits in an ideal comfort zone for most drummers and is an extremely well-balanced stick.
All Gauge models (6, 8, 10, and 12 Gauge) proportionately feature the finely-tuned properties of the 9 Gauge and Zildjian's new Fusion tip shape that combines elements of an acorn and a round tip for bright, focused cymbal sounds.
Stick specs 9 Gauge Series
#ZG9; Length= 16", Diameter=.563"