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Rare EARLY 80s Zildjian EAK DARK CRASH 16” 1122 g Very Low DARK

Original price $299.99 - Original price $299.99
Original price
$299.99 - $299.99
Current price $299.99
  • Here’s one of the darker sounding  crashes you’ll come across.  

  • And it’s the ELUSIVE 16”!  Way Steve Gadd vibes on this!

  • When Zildjian re-introduced  the K Series back in the early 80s, they also re-introduced Hand Hammering to their cymbals, at least for a brief moment. And you can tell too - in how they look and how they sound.  

  • EAKs are definitely different than today's Zildjian K. The lathing is thinner and they are more heavily hammered. The surface of this cymbal is WAVY. The bell is ALSO hammered. And in general, EAKs are much darker than modern Ks. I'm a big fan of the EAK, always have been.

  • Weighing in at a lovely 1122 grams, this EAK plays like a beautiful Medium Thin DARK CRASH.

  • What I dig about this specific EAK is that it has a great FULL tone and projects extremely well for a K - especially a 16”. It cuts! And remains full.

  • Very dark. Low pitched.  Low profile. Perfect for punches and accents.  Has an unparalleled warmth that modern Zildjians lack. Full dark tone but mellowed over the last 40 years.  

  • Nearly impossible to find, especially these days, and in the 16 inch size.  

  • No issues.  Amazing dark patina. Classic EAK!