Steve has been a Zildjian endorser for
many years. Here is what he has to say about his
"My main ride cymbal is the K Zildjian Renaissance, a 22”
by Zildjian’s Paul Francis and veteran jazz
drummer Adam Nussbaum. The cymbal is thin with a
nice “give,” plus clear stick definition with
little build-up of overtones. My secondary ride,
positioned to my left, is the 19” Armand
Zildjian “Beautiful Baby” ride that comes with
three sizzles. A third ride that I place to the
right of the main ride is a 22” K Zildjian
Complex II. My other favorite ride that I
occasionally use is a 22” Hi Bell Dry, which
Zildjian no longer makes.
When I need
more of a rock sound I use a 20” A Platinum Ping
ride and for some music I use a 20” K Flat Top
as an additional ride.
For both jazz and
rock I prefer very thin 18” crash cymbals. I am
currently using two A 18” Thin Crashes, one on
each side of my setup.
For my Hi Hats I’m
using the new 14” New Beat Hi Hats, which are
reminiscent of the Zildjian Hi Hats from the
Depending on the music, I have
some other favorite cymbals that I may put up, a
22” A Swish Knocker or a 22” K Bounce ride. I’m
also usually trying some new prototype cymbals
that the good folks from Zildjian send to me
from time to time!”
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