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Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal 22 in.

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A new ride to the Zildjian's K line, this 24" beauty is designed to generate wide variations of sound. Thin in weight, it has a dark sound with plent...Click To Read More About This Product

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Creates sheets of rich sound yet capable of pinpoint precision.

A new ride to the Zildjian's K line, this 24" beauty is designed to generate wide variations of sound. Thin in weight, it has a dark sound with plenty of overtones. The cymbal can be used as a straight ahead ride capable of handling light playing in a trio setting to a rock ride that cuts through loud, amplified settings. It features a smaller bell and exhibits a moderate degree of edge wobble. Drummers like Joey Castillo, Travis Barker and Ronnie Vanucci have already made it their main ride.

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24" ride cymbal
Weight: thin
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ZildjianK Light Ride Cymbal
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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(6 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love and more love!

By Pete-mkboV

from Minneapolis

Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

I have had this for almost 2 years now. I am a JAZZ MAN! Don't know why wussy rock drummers would use this as they bash drums not play them, bit I digress ..... the thing I like most about this is the very dark wash is so much lower and disconnected from the ping, and the wash stays controlled because I am guessing due to the cymbal's size -24"- that the light rippling metal tends to dampen itself. The dark wash then lends strong texture to my drum sound while my JAZZ ping remains distinct. Had a piano player say " yeah, I was following and grooving on your cymbal all night" -never heard that before! These I believe sound different from cymbal to cymbal due to their size and complexity - so never buy one without an offer to take it home and integrate it with your other sounds. Highly recommended for REAL MUSIC!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible

By Mitch VanDenBerghe

from Rochester NY

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Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

Prior to buying this cymbal, I spent a great deal of time researching this cymbal. Riley Breckenridge from Thrice uses this cymbal and I saw him use it live twice and it really cut through when it needed to while maintaining a very musical quality. He also used it on all 4 volumes of the alchemy index, and on their most recent release live at the house of blues in anaheim. Ever since I got it I have been in love with it. I use it constantly for live work in my band red letter statement, on the worship team at church, and with the FLCC jazz band. I also have used it for demoing with RLS and will be using it when we track our new E.P. in a couple weeks. I would recomend this cymbal to anyone, although it was a little pricey.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth every penny!

By drummaman

from Bayard NM

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Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

This is an amazing ride. I tried out quite a few before ordering this, and three years later, I'm still VERY happy with it. You can get tons of different tones depending on stick placement/angle. It's almost like having three or four cymbals in one. A good buy at twice the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty Good

By Marciano Pangilinan

from guam

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Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

This cymbal is definately one of the best. It is super sensitive, if you touch it lightly, the cymbal just resonates. it is very good for jazz, and can be played loud for rock.
P.S. this cymbal is very trashy, if you have a lot of cymbals that aren't trashy but glassy, then this cymbal will be out of place.
the wieght distribution is a little off, so it tilts to one side, but its still good. the logo was a little messy, iguess thats what happens when you order back order. to make up for those minor problems the cymbal looked beautiful and shines under the lights, the lathing makes it looks like there is little lines lining the cymbal.
The sound makes its an incredible value even if it was 1000 dollars

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Zildjian's Finest

By TJthedrummister

from San Francisco CA

Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

If you are a hard hitter, interested in the crash sounds, or enjoy lots of dynamic changes in your playing then this ride will be your number 1 favorite. With a perfect stick definition that will most likely fit your needs... this beauty can make your dreams come true. The purpose of personifying exactly the "not too loud" potentials... which also still stands out in it's beauty. I have had it for 2 yrs now, and it's BY FAR the best cymbal to play in a small room.. good for any genre. It impressed me the first day I got it. Worth its high priceVery dark soundingVERY light in weightQuiet ride loud & addictive crash

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best ride i've ever played!!

By cooper

from jamestown, ny

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Focused Crash
  • Full Crash
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

      i have the 22" model...great all around, versatile ride, no matter what i throw at it, whether its jazz, rock, stoner rock, etc, it seems to sound great no matter what!!
      it is very sensative, so you have to "learn" the cymbal, by that i mean there are spots and ways to hit it to get different sounds, it's kind of like having 2 or 3 different rides in one, i've played many zildjian rides over the years, and this is by far their best!! i tend to be a heavy hitter, so i end up crashing alot on my rides, this has a great almost trashy sound when hit like a crash, which blends in perfect if you're playing a heavy, rocking tune

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best Ride Ever

      By Emuddrumer

      from Wisconsin

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      Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

      This is the best ride I have ever played. I play pop/rock/hardcore (underoath, the alomost, brighten ect...) and this cymbal has amazing action! You can play it soft and it cuts through, you can crash on it and it hardly wobbles! I crash on my ride constantly and hate it when cymbals just clang and then wash, but the Light Ride is supper smooth. My setup consists of two 20" rides (used as crashes) The 24" light ride as my main ride, and 14" hi hats.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Possible Sound

      By Drum and Bass guy

      from Upstate NY

      Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

      Excellent, excellent ride cymbal. Sound and tone go beyond words - can't describe it. Excellent for Rock or Jazz. Different tones available by striking different zones in the cymbal, not just middle and bell, like many rides. I have tried tons of ride cymbals, and this is it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      24

      By wbkdrum

      from Memphis TN

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      Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

      This is one amazing cymbal. Period. If I could use one cymbal for the rest of my life it would be this. I will use this baby on our my up-coming music. It is expensive but worth it. Go Zildjian.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Jazz/Rock combo ride

      By The Witness

      from NYC

      Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

      Thin enough where, with lighter sticks, you can swing on this ride and it sings!Large enough where if you dig into it, it Screams!I did notice something about weight distribution in the cymbal...mine tilts or leans to one side as well.Overall, a very good cymbal that I believe with time will only sound better.

       
      5.0

      Wonderfully Versatile Ride Cymbal

      By ColeOnDrums

      from Mason City, IA

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      Pros

      • Clean Stick
      • Clear Bell
      • Dark, Smoky Wash
      • Full Crash

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Blues
        • Jazz Clubs
        • Latin/Brazilian
        • Pop
        • Rock
        • School Bands
        • Singer-Songwriter
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

        The folks at Zildjian have created a real gem with the 22" K Light Ride. Being a K and 22" in diameter, it possesses that dark, smoky wash and articulate stick definition that musical drummers clamor for. Its thin weight makes it a breeze to crash, and it's low profile keeps the wash under control to allow the player to go from a ride pattern to a full crash and back again without sacrificing precious stick beats. Top it all with a clear bell that's separated enough to cut, but integrated into the cymbal enough to not overpower the mix, and you've got a real winner on your hands!

        As a gigging drummer who enjoys playing all styles of music, this has become my go-to ride, as it's really two cymbals in one (a universal ride cymbal and a big, lush crash cymbal). Coupled with a 20" K Special Dry Crash (or any cymbal of your choosing), I have just about everything I need to get me through any rock, jazz, blues, pop, country, singer-songwriter, or worship gig. And the bonus is that I don't have to lug around 10 different cymbals and cymbal stands!

        So whether you're looking for that workhorse, chameleon-of-a-cymbal that will work in any situation or are looking to downsize your footprint at the next gig, give the Zildjian 22" K Light Ride a go. It just might be your new go-to as well!

         
        5.0

        Review

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

        This cymbal is beautiful. It has so much personality and character that it can be used for almost any style. It is also very controllable, it only does what you want it to. It has great stick definition and lots of complex, dark under/overtones, yet it never builds up to be too unruly. It has a great crash and a great response, opens right up and the edges wobble energetically. The only down side is the price, but it is definitely worth every penny. Its a whole lot of beautiful, hand crafted, and musical cymbal, but be ready to dish out a whole lot of money.

         
        5.0

        Nice.

        By mike0isabigdeal

        from Atlanta, GA

        Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

        The Zildjian K 24" Light Ride is a must have for those who enjoy the finer cymbals of the Zildjian company. I have used it (and will continue to) for genres from Jazz to Rock. This thing just plain gets the job done. It has these great washy sound in the overtones, and even thoug the bell is small, it still can be used to create great cymbal sounds. I myself am more of a big bell guy, but I just had to choose this over the other rides I was looking at. This cymbal has grat stick definition in comparison to the big overtones, something I think is hard to create in just one cymbal. This cymbal is worth more than the price asked for which it is asked; it is a great value. I highly recommend it.

         
        5.0

        Great cymbal... but

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Zildjian K Light Ride Cymbal:

        Awesome cymbal, sounds great. Great for crashing on, and the bell is amazing.I have only one complaint. The cymbal is unevenly weighted. Perhaps it is just the particular cymbal I have, but if I don't crank it down with the felt, the cymbal spins and tilts to an awkward angle at a specific spot on the cymbal because that side seems to be heavier. In other words, as you spin it, the cymbal never stays at the same angle. Quite annoying but I think I have gotten used to it.

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