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Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride  20 in.

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The K Custom Hybrid series is another innovative and musical line developed in conjunction with Akira Jimbo, a leading drum stylist. The Hybrids comb...Click To Read More About This Product

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Dark and brilliant sounds coexist within the K Custom Hybrid!

The K Custom Hybrid series is another innovative and musical line developed in conjunction with Akira Jimbo, a leading drum stylist. The Hybrids combine the unlathed, brilliant finish of the K Custom Ride on the inner half with the traditionally finished K Zildjian lathing on the outer half of the cymbal. This results in the possibility of two different sound dynamics depending where the cymbal is played. Additionally, the unlathed section helps to control the wash and sustain, rendering them ideal for recording and live situations.

The 20" Ride combines the defined stick attack and strong bell sound of the K Custom Ride with the crash-ability and increased spread of a thinner, lathed cymbal. It provides a unique musical statement that will challenge and inspire your artistic expressions.

Akira said, "Maximum versatility is the main idea with the Hybrid series. I worked with Zildjian to design a line of cymbals where brilliance and darkness co-exist. I think the sound we came up with sets the new standard for the 21st Century."


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ZildjianK Custom Hybrid Ride
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (5)
  • Responsive feel (5)
  • Full crash (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hybrid ride

This ride can do it all......you can swing or ride the bell playing metal. It's sound and versatility is amazing.

This ride can do it all......you can swing or ride the bell playing metal. It's sound and versatility is amazing.

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Craaaaaack

Cracked after 2 years. I've never had a ride crack. Crash sounded flat. Just not a great cymbal. Not buying Zildjian again.

Cracked after 2 years. I've never had a ride crack. Crash sounded flat. Just not a great cymbal. Not buying Zildjian again.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Has A Little of Everything

By Yo MAma-2NK3C

from U S A

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Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride:

In a ride, I look for one that has great stick definition, pronounced bell, and good crash. This cymbal covers them all beautifully! Let me start with my favorite part, the crash. This ride does not sound like a ride or crash ride even, when you use it as a crash, it just sounds like a ridiculously, unneccessarily large righteous crash cymbal, which I have yet to find another ride match. The ride also can be used as a really jazzy sounding ride if you play on the outer 1/4 of it, a really washy ride if you play on the very edge, or a really bright ride if you play in the middle 1/2 of it. The bell, is great, not amazing, but it does cut through very nicely! Overall, this ride can honestly produce any sound you want from a ride, or if you want a really thick sounding crash that still has shimmer in it, it can double as a stellar crash.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hybrid ride

By Carli$$

from NY,NY

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Responsive Feel
  • Veristile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride:

    This ride can do it all......you can swing or ride the bell playing metal. It's sound and versatility is amazing.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great cymbal

    By Vinnie Tweten

    from Fargo, ND

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    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Full Crash
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride:

        I just got this bad boy in the mail today and out of all the best. First off, it's beautiful cosmetically. It's such an awesome looking cymbal. But most importantly, it's such a wonderful ride. It's has the perfect bell for any style of music to be incorporated. It's cuts right through the heaviest riffs. And the crash of the ride is powerful and great. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested. I'm usually a Meinl guy, and I usually feel like Zildjians are over priced for what they are, but this one is DEFINITELY worth the price. Buy it!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        COME ON BABY RIDE MY FIRE! Great ride!

        By Arty

        from Ukraine

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        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Crashable
        • Full Crash
        • Quick
        • Responsive Feel
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blues
          • Brit
          • Indie
          • Jazz Clubs
          • Rock
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride:

          I'm in love with this ride. It works fine for me in every situation. Love the ping (actually you have two different pings in 2 zones: brilliant and traditional), love the weight, love the tone, bell is so bright and cuts through every guitar riff. Amazing. And for me one of the biggest advantages is ability of ride to be crashed. Crashability is unbelievable! So dark, low and "psssshhhhh"! Take this and you will be happy in every genre of music!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Ride EVER!

          By John Matuszek

          from Dallas, TX

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          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Full Crash
          • Responsive Feel
          • Variety Of Ride Sounds

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Gig Venue

            Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride:

            My FIRST K Custom Ride! Using it along with a 21" A Custom REZO Ride, makes for a great mix and choices. The bell is large and has a fantastic sound. Moving around the cymbal you can get a variety of tones for ride. Has a great crash ride sound also.

            Thes K Custom Hybrids are just fantastic. I have the 14" Hi-Hats also. When I replace my older A Zildjian 16"/17"/18" crashes (which are quite fine btw), they will be with K Custom Hybrids!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Glorious Ride!

            By John Matuszek

            from Dallas, TX

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            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride:

                What a fantastic K Ride! Not too bright, not too dark. Real strong sound. Large bell with a great sound to it, and the middle vs. outer sections provide a good distinction in sound also. I got this an a 14" K Custom Hybrid Hi - also fantastic. From those 2 I realized when I change out my older A Zildjian crashes they will all be K Custom Hybdrid crashes now!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Ride

                By Nick-gdcqP

                from Baltimore

                Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride:

                Such a nice ride. Oh yes. Incredible crash. Very shimmery. Love the bell too, cuts through nicely. Lathed section has a nice ping with light-medium wash, very nice, jazzy sound. Unlathed section has super clear ping and some added volume. This thing is capable of producing some beautiful sounds and is very versitile. I play it in a hardcore and sometimes wish it was a little louder, but the crash and bell make up for it. Still audible when played on the unlathed section, but could be louder. Do some jazzier stuff too and couldn't ask for a better all-around ride for that. Wish it wasn't so EXPENSIVE but worth it if you got the cash.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Craaaaaack

                By gustyrant

                from Kalamazoo, MI

                Pros

                • Nice bell

                Cons

                • Cracked after about 2 years.
                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride:

                  Cracked after 2 years. I've never had a ride crack. Crash sounded flat. Just not a great cymbal. Not buying Zildjian again.

                   
                  5.0

                  A very nice ride!

                  By Mammynun

                  from New Albany, IN

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                  Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride:

                  This is a verrry good ride that crashes nicely too! IMO, the bell is lacking, but the ride sound is fantastic! My other ride is a 20" Sabian AA heavy, so I just use the bell on it.

                   
                  5.0

                  ride it ! you'll like it !

                  By classic sticks

                  from Seattle, WA

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                  Comments about Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride:

                  Played it at my local store, this is a great sounding ride due to the different textures of the cymbal; lathed & lightly hammered(good ping with overtones that are not too strong), smooth & heavy hammered(crisp & clean), with a bell to die for(loud,clear and pronounced), it should go great with my 2 hybrid crashes 16" & 17" , a Dark crash 18" and a Custom Sessions 18" crash. I will buy it as soon as I have the cash, which is why I gave it a 4.0 on value. The K series is damned expensive! I guess they're worth it cause I keep buying them. Rock on Dudes & Dudettes.

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