I had an older 20” K Heavy Ride and I agree. It cut and had a good bell but was never harsh. It was my favorite “rock” ride, was stolen when loading out after a gig….I have a 20” K heavy ride I bought new around 97’ or 98’ that works great for Rock, funk, country, etc. It has a warmth to it that most “rock based” rides don’t have but it still cuts.
+1 on the 20” K Heavy Ride. Picked mine up from a pawn shop about 7 years ago and it’s been my gigging ride ever since. My other K ride was a little too bright and ‘pingy’ and when I listened to playback it was too pronounced in the mix.I have a 20” K heavy ride I bought new around 97’ or 98’ that works great for Rock, funk, country, etc. It has a warmth to it that most “rock based” rides don’t have but it still cuts.
While I don’t own one of these, my good friend has one that I have played several times and heard from out front quite often. And it performsThis one.
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Interestingly enough it’s called simple “K Ride”. A fundamental sound providing all the general attributes and sonic components of the K line.
There is enough ping to cut and enough wash to cushion the groove with some of that K crunch. Not too dry, not too glassy. The bell is pronounced but not icy. Can handle a crash with good tone if you know how to hit it.
I’ve got four or five K rides and this one seems to go to almost every gig whether I’m playing pop, rock, or funk.
Records well, too.
I know it’s not anything specialized or haute design, but I’m telling you it’s a satisfying and versatile cymbal.
It’s THE “K Ride”.
diameter settled?What, in your opinion, is the best K Zildjian Ride for contemporary applications (rock, funk, fusion)?