UNIQUE ZILDJIAN K CONSTANTINOPLE PROTOTYPE Hi Bell FLAT RIDE 22” 2626 g
Original price $669.99 - Original price $669.99
$669.99 - $669.99
Current price $669.99
- Here’s a very rare Zildjian K Constantinople Prototype 22” - I have NEVER seen another one like it. The K Cons Flat Rides were extremely rare - this is the HI BELL HYBRID VERSION! It’s the only one I’ve ever seen.
- Glowing warm with a wonderful semi-dry stick attack that falls right between complex and smoky and shimmering. There’s a beautiful light and clean glow that resides above the organic and semi complex wash. But being a Flat Ride it’s very controlled.
- With a perfect weight of 2626 grams this K Cons Flat 22” plays like a Light Medium Thin Flat.
- As you can see it's extremely heavily hammered and has the HYBRID style craftsmanship that you only see on the discontinued HI BELL THIN HIGH RIDES.
- BUT….this is a FLAT!
- As many of you may know, Flat Rides are controlled both in volume and in overtones. And this 22" K Constantinople is no exception. It has a marvelous woody stick attack that is followed by a dark, organic, contained, slightly smoky wash. And that wash NEVER eclipses the initial stick definition. It's smooth and has a subtle clean tone on top.
- If you crash/accent on it you get a great lightening crack that's perfect for quick explosions. You can lay into this 22" and it will never get away from you. Therein lies its beauty.
- Broad spread but it remains controlled. Incredible for recording! Amazing for low to medium loud settings.
- And this thing screams for rivets...if you're so inclined.
- No issues. Very clean!
- Zildjian never released this and they offer nothing like it today. And this is the only one I’ve ever seen.
- Extremely rare, musical, and collectible.