Zildjian 20" K Constantinople Medium Thin Low Ride Cymbal

Model: ZIL-K1113

Availability: In Stock

$469.95

The Zildjian 20" K Constantinople Medium Thin Low Ride Cymbal has plenty of give, texture and "crashability." The Combination of top articulation and bottom spread provides excellent stick articulation. Lower in pitch. K Constantinople cym…
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The Zildjian 20" K Constantinople Medium Thin Low Ride Cymbal has plenty of give, texture and "crashability." The Combination of top articulation and bottom spread provides excellent stick articulation. Lower in pitch. K Constantinople cymbals speak with the dark warm sound associated with Zildjian cymbals made in Turkey in the first half of the 20th Century. "Old Ks" first resurfaced during the 1950s and 1960s in set-ups of bebop era vanguard drummers like Elvin Jones.K Constantinoples are hand-lathed by skilled artisans using old-style cutting tools. Pits and other surface impurities, that modern finishing processes remove, are retained, preserving the original tonal quality.

Category: K Zildjian Series
Type: Rides
Size: 20
Weight: Medium Thin
Finish: Traditional Finish
Tone: dark vintage warmth

All Zildjian products may only be sold within the USA.

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I recently bought a second Zildjian 20" K. Constantinople medium-thin low ride cymbal, which I use as a left-hand crash-ride, so I could keep my original cymbal at my house gig. Whereas the new cymbal sounds predictably beautiful, with a clean stick sound, lots of wash, a wide crash, and a sparkling bell, it is less hammered than the older cymbal, it has a smoother edge (the original K. Constantinoples do reduce sticks to an unsightly bed of sawdust), and it seems to contain more copper. Or maybe its annoying new-cymbal shine just makes it look redder than its neighbors. The K. Constantinoples are in my opinion the best idea Zildjian has had since coming to America--they are the reason I switched from Paiste--and I hope the company isn't trying to "modernize" a classic instrument.

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