The Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Ride cymbal is chock-full of raw, earthy sounds. Infuse your drumming with dirty, funky overtones. The thin top is paired with a heavy bottom for a dark stick sound and a sturdy “chick” sound. Hit them open for a gnarly bark.
Great performance for contemporary styles
The K Custom Series is where the Zildjian Sound Lab went into innovation overdrive. K Customs arm you with a collection of modern K voices like no other. In this range you’ll find sounds that set the standard for modern cymbal design. Whether it’s the warm shimmering tones of a ride cymbal, or the complex sizzle of a pair of hi-hats, K Custom cymbals all create a uniquely beautiful sound. K Customs enable drummers to vary their K sounds to meet the demands of contemporary music.
Cast bronze cymbals for premium tone and projection
K Customs, like all Zildjian cast bronze cymbals, are individually poured and cast from raw molten metal. Each casting is cooled and sorted by weight for each cymbal model. Castings are then put through a complex sequence of heating, rolling, shaping, hammering, and lathing techniques unique to each cymbal range. Cast bronze cymbals have a rich, full-bodied sound that improves with age. They also have greater projection, clarity, and durability than any other cymbals. Zildjian cast cymbals are made from Zildjian’s secret alloy, which is comprised of 80% copper, 20% tin, and traces of silver.
Serious drummers rely on Zildjian
With Zildjian cymbals, you’re in good company. It’s the sound powering the top end of countless hit records, the shimmering sheen on the kits of the rhythm-keeping elite. From Steve Gadd and Dennis Chambers to Dave Grohl and Lars Ulrich, top drummers rely on Zildjian. You can too.