Zildjian K 20" Ride Cymbal - Traditional Finish
The Zildjian K 20" Ride Cymbal carries a perfect balance of the qualities that earmark the K series sound - its wonderfully smooth, dark, dry and sultry in equal measure. It’s full-bodied tone and natural ability to cut through any mix has seen this cymbal become increasingly popular and its dark, brooding character has developed a huge legion of followers.
This ride possesses an extremely versatile sound that provides a solid foundation for the K series’ entire sonic spectrum. Its edgy character broadens the scope of what your kit can achieve and will suit almost any style of music — from jazz, to rock, to hypnagogic pop. Apply a heavy groove to unlock this ride’s dark, dry, silvery wash and enjoy its more subtle yet complex sticking sound. This is an expressive cymbal that responds with urgency and possesses a musical upbeat breath that smooths the space between strikes.
Crafted from B20 Bronze alloy, this great ride cymbal is individually poured, cast and cooled before being exposed to an expertly-conceived sequence of heating, rolling, shaping, hammering, and lathing entirely unique to this particular cymbal range. These processes imbue the cymbal with the signature K Custom sound - dark and alluring, with great projection, clarity, and durability.
- Perfectly suited to jazz and other contemporary styles
- Hammered and lathed surface
- Full dynamic expression
- Traditional finish
- Ideal for players of all skill levels
- Made using traditional 19th-century techniques developed by Kerope Zildjian
- Type: Ride
- Size: 20"
- Weight: Medium
- Finish: Traditional
- Material: B20, Cast Bronze
- Volume: General
- Sound: Medium Dark
- Sustain: Medium
- Pitch: Low to Mid
- Bell Size: Medium
- Balance: Blend