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Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride  20 in.

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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 a...Click To Read More About This Product

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Old school. New attitude.

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 21 reviews)

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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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The sound I was looking for

By TikiFreak

from Dallas, TX

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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!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

maximize your musicality, minimize washy noise

By Steven Bedigian

from Merrimack, NH

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

I just bought a new lacquered maple Mexican DW kit, and wanted a new set of cymbals to compliment the drums visually and accoustically. I tried lots of cymbals looking for sounds with quick attack and decay, as few overtones as possible. I found these to be the most musical and least noisy: 14" and 16" A Custom Fast Crashes, 13" A Custom Hats, and the 20" K Custom Dry Ride. The ride has incredible ping, killer bell, and the overtones don't build up and drown out the stick attack as with every other ride. Kinda Ugly next to my Bril A Custom's, but sounds incredible!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic ping!

By BilldaDrummer

from Sparks, NV

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

I purchased the 20" K Custom dry ride after listening to nearly a dozen different ride cymbals from different manufacturers. This cymbal combines the ping needed for jazz applications with a consistent sustain for rock and country songs. I play in a loud rock band, and this cymbal cuts through the guitars with no problem. But when I play jazz ballads, it has the character you expect from a K Custom. The best of both worlds.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great dry ride cymbal

By rickencaster

from CT

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Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

Nice stick sound, bell is loud and clear, Don't try to crash this cymbal. nasty.... just ride and bell very good! picked out after days of testing.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A face only a mother could love

By Drums4all

from Texas

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get your hopes up...

By Boots-TEPIM

from Bay City, MI

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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.

 
4.0

Great for Big Band and Latin

By AndyG

from California

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

  • Can't Crash On It

Best Uses

  • Big Band
  • Latin

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

This is great cymbal for Latin Jazz and Big Band. Why? Because it cuts. This is not a washy cymbal by any means so it carries out through the rest of the band and not washed out. Because its so dry it is also great for Latin Jazz. The bell is great on this cymbal and carries out beautifully. This is not my go to cymbal for bop though.

 
4.0

Really great ride, low versatility

By Raum329

from Athens, Ohio

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Pros

  • Dirty Dark Tone
  • Great stick definition
  • Nice Bell

Cons

  • Not Crashable
  • Not Versatile

Best Uses

  • Funk Or Rock Mic'ed
  • Jazz
  • Low Volume Settings
  • Mic'ed Venues

Comments about Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride:

I rated this on how well it performs its purpose. It may not be versatile but for low volume, jazz, or mic'ed situations, this cymbal is great.
Great stick definition with very low wash.
Does not crash well at all. Has limited uses but performs very, very well in those scenarios.
Recorded a death metal album with it and was very pleased with the clarity of my sticking patterns due to the low wash. I would, however, not use this cymbal playing that same music live. It doesn't have the volume or the cut needed, especially at large or un mic'ed venues.
Overall, very happy with it, but for the money, you might want to think of something a little more versatile if you're going to be using one ride for all of your current or future projects.

 
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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