Before this it was done by bumping with the Quincy drop hammer. This was an interesting time for the Zildjian clan because it was the first time that K.In 1970, Zildjian needed all their production capabilities at Azco for their regular Zildjian line, so the factory in Quincy (the then location of Zildjian) would send up castings to be finished into cymbals at Azco. Zildjian Istanbul and the Avedis Zildjian Company had worked together to make the same Zildjian cymbals after years of competing with each other. Within four years (1980), all K Cymbals were being made in the Norwell USA plant, because the Ks demanded far more oversight.The Artist Series drum sticks allow these endorsers to personalize their drum sticks, and these sticks are sold to the public.
It is the largest cymbal manufacturer in the world.Avedis III's son Armand Zildjian, also known as the "Father of Artist Relations," also began hand-selecting cymbals for all the top drummers. Also in 1968, Avedis split production into two separate operations, opening the Azco factory in Meductic, New Brunswick, Canada.From 1968 to 1970, the Azco factory produced Zilco cymbals.For use only with a junior size drum set with 12″ to 16″ bass drum size.(PLEASE NOTE: When ordered with a drum set, this stand adds .50 extra to the shipping charge.