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Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride  20 Inch

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      Ultra-dry stick sound with some dry undertones. Totally unlathed and unpolished. The K Custom cymbals are specially designed to provide more volume and cut with a quicker attack and decay than traditional K Zildjians.


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      ZildjianK Custom Dry Ride
       
      4.9

      (based on 19 reviews)

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      5.0

      Great ride

      By Djembe Records

      from Dallas

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            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

            The 20" Custom Dry Ride was the sound I was looking for. Nice stick sound, dry with a fast decay. It will not crash very well, if that matters. I use a standard medium 20" K for a right-hand ride and the pair sounds great together. The Custom Dry Ride is a dirty and funky looking and sounding - perfect for jazz and latin.

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            5.0

            A face only a mother could love

            By Drums4all

            from Texas

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

            ...Or a drummer with a passion for a great sounding ride! This is the ride of my dreams, and I play it everyday. I love how this ride isn't too washy. That's what a 20" K Constantinople is for. This cymbal produces a dry ting on the bell with the edge of the stick that will move listeners and quite possibly bring world peace. It isn't the "all around ride" but it does what it does better than any other. I love it.

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            5.0

            Love in all the right places.

            By Andrewski

            from LA, CA

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

            I was searching for a while for a cymbal that can best represent the sound I was looking for on my kit as well as my band. I found this cymbal and it was love at first listen. Nice warm tones and wonderful stick articulation. The sound lays right with the music without compromising the surrounding instruments. It's a beast! Not for everyone, but right for me. You don't find the cymbal, the cymbal finds you. I love it.

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            5.0

            Incredible Ride

            By slick82958

            from Middletown, Ct

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

            This ride is the best ride I have ever played on. Let me first say though, this baby is her best though in a Jazz setting or small gigging area. If you take her to a rock jam or a large venue, you might have trouble hearing her. It takes a bit to break her in but when you do, she really can produce some high volume. When I gig, I mainly play jazz and funk and she really just does wonders. I use a compact kit, just my bass drum, snare, hi hat and ride. I have 13 inch K/Z hats and combined with this ride, it's just absolutely perfect. If you need a ride for tight gigs or just want a really good jazz ride, stop thinking and just get this baby already, you won't regret it.

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            5.0

            Wow...

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

            Well, let me say that what initially drew me to this ride was the fact that I had been looking for a ride that sounded similar to Phil Selway (Radiohead drummer's) ride sound on their album "In Rainbows;" Particularly, the track "Reckoner." I know that isn't typically the way you should choose your cymbals, but to be honest, it is the sound that I had in my head. I'm convinced this is the cymbal that he used on the track, if not, it's close enough.As far applications, do what sounds good to you! I use this ride in MANY applications, it's not very versatile, but that's why I also have a 22" Zildjian A Medium Ride. Between the two, I'm covered for any type of musical situation. I also use a 16" K Dark crash and 14" K on top of a 13" A for Hi-hats--I got that idea from some jazz greats from the 40s-50s.

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            5.0

            The sound I was looking for

            By TikiFreak

            from Dallas, TX

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

            I own a 20" A Medium Ride, and a 19" Armand Signature Ride (with rivets). The 20" K Custom Dry fits perfectly in between those. It has that well-defined, dry pinging sound you hear on so many great jazz (and some rock) recordings, but is so hard to find in an actual cymbal in the store. After looking and listening to rides for many months, I bought three of these and took them home to compare, then returned two of them. One of the cymbals I returned was almost identical to the one I kept, the third one didn't sound quite as good. The 20" A Medium Ride is more versatile, but this K Custom Dry is my favorite ride sound. Works well with a brush, too, which is not easy to find in a ride. I LOVE IT!

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            5.0

            Beautiful...enough said

            By Zildjianman

            from Denver, CO

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

            Ok...so my rating might be a bit contradictory to what my review is...I own one of these cymbals and I absolutely love it. The problem is it is too dry for my needs. I am in a professional rock band, constantly gigging and I do a LOT of riding...and this cymbal just doesn't cut where I need it too. It is fantastic for jazz or latin projects...but for rock its just not where I need it to be. I would honestly say that this cymbal is great in value and sound, but if you are in a rock or metal band definitely look at something a bit louder and more washy!! Best of luck!!

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            5.0

            This is getting awesome reviews for a reason!

            By Tiger Uppercut

            from San Jose, CA

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

            After a lot of research and comparison I decided to buy one of these second-hand. This cymbal is a great buy, as many owners of this cymbal can attest. If you're looking a ride with a sizzle, this isn't it. This ride has a very dry stick sound that goes very well with wind instruments and also holds its own when applied in other situations like drum'n bass or experimental/progressive rock. The bell sound will cut through a lot of mess and has a pleasant ping. The only con I see with it is that it's a bit quiet so you'll have to work a bit to bring it out without driving your arm into it, though it's not really a big of a deal. My percussion professor, who is also a jazz musician, told me it's one of his favorite rides so I decided to try one out before buying. You should do the same. Try it out and see if it's right for your kind of gigs.

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            5.0

            Get your hopes up...

            By Boots-TEPIM

            from Bay City, MI

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

            ...because there's no worry about disappointment with this one. For nearly all musical tastes, the K Custom Dry Ride is the ideal ride cymbal. I bought it after months of research and comparison, and I absolutely made the right choice. After playing it, any other ride sounds washy...and my jazz band agrees. Not very often you get wind players to develop a cymbal preference. It complements my A Zildjians and A Custom beautifully, and projects while maintaining an air of polite, comfortable warmness. We regard it as the "Holy Grail" of ride cymbals.

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            5.0

            Great Ride... but a little quiet

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

            This ride is everything that i thought it would be: great sounding, clear ping, and loud bell, I believe it sounds a little quiet to me but I am also using small tiped wood heads on my sticks. It sounds louder with plastic beads. This ride overall is worth the price and looks cooler than any cymbal. If u are hesitant on buying this dont be.. it is good quality and sounds just like the sample.

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