The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) presented the Avedis Zildjian Co. - Gen16 Division
with the prestigious “Best in Show” award for their
revolutionary Acoustic Electric (AE) Cymbals. It’s the
second consecutive year that a JAM-DESIGN
designed product has won “Best in Show”.

"The AE Cymbal represents a true paradigm shift for
says John Roderick, Zildjian's VP of New
Business and Product Development. "It's an entirely
new instrument, much like the Fender Rhodes was to the
acoustic piano, or the electric bass to the upright bass.
We believe it will have a comparable creative influence
on musicians and their music."

JAM-DESIGN also conceived and designed a
cutting-edge new drum rack for the Gen16 product
family. The rack works in tandem with the AE Cymbals,
folds for easy transport, and incorporates an
innovative channel within the frame for cable
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