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Discontinued GLASSY Brilliant 80s Zildjian K FLAT Ride 20” 2492 g ULTRA TIGHT Definition

Original price $349.99 - Original price $349.99
Original price
$349.99 - $349.99
Current price $349.99
  • Here's a long discontinued tight and focused sounding K from the first few years American K's were created. It is about as close as Zildjian gets to a Paiste.  Super clean sounding. 

  • And this beauty has all the hallmarks of earlier Ks-Brilliant Finish. Great 80s hammering. I love the earlier Ks.

  • Hard to find Vintage Zildjian 1980s K Flat Ride in the famous BRILLIANT Finish. Glorious 80s style lathing and hammering. 

  • As many of you know the absence of a bell controls the overtones and volume in a Flat Ride, and that is exactly the case of this four-decade-old K. 

  • As far as these 80s K Flats go, this one had the rare shimmering brilliance the Traditional Finish lacks. It has a marvelous chime-like stick attack that is followed by a focused, bright wash. And that wash NEVER eclipses the initial stick definition.

  • If you crash/accent on this K you get a great lightening crack that's perfect for quick explosions. This Zidjian K Flat Ride will never get away from you either in volume or overtones. And therein lies its beauty. The pitch is medium to medium high. All with the added Dark and glassy Shimmer of a Brilliant Finish!

  • Weighing in at 2492 grams, and of course, being a Flat Ride, this 20" delivers a fantastic, tight, and very focused chime-like attack. It has a bit of a glassy shimmer to it, like the Paiste 602 Flat, but this penetrates a mix better than the thinner Paistes.

  • Very focused stick attack with a subtle, light airiness underneath.  

  • Flat profile with a downward flanged edge for complexity. 

  • Extremely clean for being 40 years old.  Still very Brilliant. Classic 80s K craftsmanship and tone.