Zildjian Kerope 20" Ride Cymbal - Traditional Finish

Code: KR20R

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If you've seached for the epitome of high-end Zildjian cymbals, then look no further... The Kerope range are the stuff of drummers dreams.

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Drummers often search their whole life for the glorious and legendary original 1950s made Zildjian Kerope cymbals, however these can fetch astronomical prices online and leave these drummers broken hearted. However, ZIldjian decided to intervene and produce a cymbal to match all the features and quality of the original batch, making many drummers dreams come true.

Painstakingly hand crafted using the ancient 14-step Proprietary Patina process, which involves using a hot torch to hand create the cymbal, and the results are nothing short of spectacular. Through this almost unbelievably tough process, Zildjian have produced perhaps the most identical sounding and looking version of these legendary cymbals to date, and naturally in doing so have created some of the most desirable cymbals in their entire current catalouge.

Glistening with breathtaking purity, even the untrained ear will realise the quality of this supreme Zildjian Kerope 20" Ride. Incomparable levels of warmth and richness give it the feeling and sound of years and years of performance within a tone that is shockingly close to the '50s originals.

For quick and rythmic playing, the Zildjian Kerope 20" Ride is fantastically controllable, and reacts responisvely with a complex, slightly soft but extremely warm tone that can elevate to huge levels of projection as your playing pressure increases. If you'd prefer to hit it with a heavy crashing style, it will react to you with a warm, full bodied sound with heavy projection. When played upon the bell, it sings out with a soothing, perfectly balanced "ping".

Ideal for very vintage sounds such as big band, jazz, but not restricted to these; Here's a cymbal that trenscends genre using utter class and quality.

The term "you get what you pay for" is all too often thrown around needlessly, but here is the proof. You can't get much better than this!

Quick Specs:

  • Range: Kerope
  • Type: Ride
  • Product code: KR20R
  • Diameter: 20"
  • Alloy: B20 Bronze
  • Finish: Traditional, Vintage Style
  • Sound: Warm, defined, Complex, Vintage


  • Range: Kerope
  • Product code: KR20R
  • Diameter: 20"
  • Alloy: B20 Bronze
  • Finish: Traditional, Vintage Style
  • Sound: Warm, defined, Complex, Vintage


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