Once called "nails" by Armand Zildjian, riveting cymbals was inspired by drummers who put actual nails in their authentic Chinese cymbals to give them more sustain.
Looking to re-invent your ride sound or upgrade that FX cymbal with a little more trash? Zildjian Sizzle Rivets are a great first stop. Rivets are still added to cymbals today, traditionally in clusters of three or an evenly-spaced circle pattern around the cymbal. A small cluster of rivets creates a warm, smoky jazz "sizzle" effect that stretches out the sustain when played, or add even more rivets to give your cymbal a sharp "biting" sound that chokes out the sustain quickly for a drier effect.
You hear it. Zildjian Sizzle Rivets can help you make it.