24-Hour Coupon: Drums & Percussion > Shop Now

MF MD HG Backstage Pass Free Shipping 02-23-17
Zildjian Logo
H78641 000001000

Zildjian K Custom Dark Complex Ride  21 in.

  • Write a Review

The Zildjian K Custom Dark Complex Ride continues the evolution of the celebrated K Zildjian tradition. Its heavily hammered top, bottom, and cup com...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 04-21-2017

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
  • Your Price :
  Reserve Now Notify Me When This is in Stock
Add to Wish List
Musician's Friend BackStage Pass

Earn up to 3,200 reward points.

Special Financing Offer
Musician's Friend Platinum Card

6-Month* financing available.
Get DetailsAbout Special Financing Offers

See All Zildjian Ride Cymbals

Crystalline definition and evocative undertones.

The Zildjian K Custom Dark Complex Ride continues the evolution of the celebrated K Zildjian tradition. Its heavily hammered top, bottom, and cup combine with its medium thin structure for great stick definition, rich, evocative timbres, and dark, nasty crash sounds. With Zildjian's new satin finish, it's great for wide-ranging styles including rock, alternative, pop, R&B, country, funk, Latin, & jazz.

The whole package, with stellar definition riding a dark, evocative magic carpet of tones.


Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
ZildjianK Custom Dark Complex Ride

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 2 customers

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

(6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Piece of garbage

By jeglican

from Auburn, MI

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews


  • Long Sustain


  • Flat Sound
  • Not Responsive

Best Uses

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Complex Ride:

    I love Zildjian Products, especially the K series of cymbals, but this one left me scratching my head. While working at a Guitar Center's drum department, I encountered this cymbal frequently.

    Its overtones were inharmonic, trashy, and simply poor sounding. There was very little stick response, and a huge wash of those clashing, nail scratching overtones. I can not see any possible genre of music that this cymbal could excel at.

    It feels like someone printed out sheet metal, smashed it with a pipe wrench a few times, and called it good. Its flimsy, obnoxious, and completely un-musical. Look elsewhere.


    Very nice ride cymbal

    By Darren

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me Professional Musician


    • Complex overtones
    • Full Crash
    • Great stick definition
    • Nice Tone
    • Responsive Feel


      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Anything and Everything
      • Jazz Clubs
      • Rock
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks
      • Symphonies
      • Worship

      Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dark Complex Ride:

      One of the best cymbals I own, and most definately the best ride cymbal I've ever owned. I fall in love with this cymbal every time I play it. I like the trashy/complex overtones you get when crashing, and it rides very well. In small, intimate settings this ride is perfect for unique stick definitions. Even in larger setting the stick definitions can really cut through. The bell has a nice ring to it, not pitchy or too bright/loud. You can find a lot of great sounds using this ride, which I love to impliment in my playing.

      The only possibly downside for me is the slightly too short sustain. The crash is so beautiful on this ride cymbal I just wish it lasted a little bit longer. But this is by no means a con. The wonderful sounds this cymbal makes sets it way over the top.

      Displaying reviews 1-2

      Back to top

      Ship To: US Flag
      You are changing the Ship-To country.

      Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.