Difference between revisions of "Zildjian Custom"

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The K Custom series appeared in 1995 with new models called Medium Ride and Dark Ride.
 
The K Custom series appeared in 1995 with new models called Medium Ride and Dark Ride.
There is still a K Custom Ride in the catalog but it is only available in the 20" size.
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There is still a K Custom Ride in the catalog but it is only available in the 20" size.
 
 
The Custom model first appeared in 1987 in 16", 18" and 20". The 22" was added in 1988.
 

Revision as of 18:28, 1 August 2019

Series - Sizes

K 22" Custom Ride top
K 22" Custom Ride bot

Description

K Zildjian

These are heavy cymbals with no visible tonal grooves and a brilliant finish.

This model called Custom is a pre K Custom line ride cymbal and is in the K series despite the name. The model ink doesn't include the word Ride, but people often act as if it is there. The K series Custom was hammered on the radial hammering machine developed in the mid 80s, then pressed into shape, then some additional irregular hammering was added. The radial hammer machine is why these have unusual hammering patterns compared to other Ks. You can see circles of hammering, and on the underside they "print through" as concentric circles. If this looks familiar that's because the radial hammering machine is also used on the A Custom series.

The K Custom series appeared in 1995 with new models called Medium Ride and Dark Ride. There is still a K Custom Ride in the catalog but it is only available in the 20" size.