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DARK 35 YR Old 1980s ZILDJIAN K RIDE 20” 2521 g CLEAN

Original price $299.99 - Original price $299.99
Original price
$299.99 - $299.99
Current price $299.99
  • This beauty comes from the first few years of Zildjian’s re-introduction of their famous K Series - officially now in the USA.

  • Dark sounding Mid 80s Zildjian 20” K RIDE in terrific condition!

  • This K has the telltale outward facing stamp of the EARLY USA Ks.

  • And yes indeed!  It IS wonderfully dark sounding. Many people prefer the 80s Ks because they have a more hand hammered look, feel and tone.  And also because a massive amount of great music was made using them.

  • Weighing a perfect 2521 grams this K Ride has that classic 80s K darkness to it with a bit more complexity than the modern ones. It has plenty of weight to provide a strong stick articulation but it still remains dark and lower pitched. It could even pass as a 22” by today’s standards.

  • Very strong bell.  This has the cut of a medium but with a much darker tone and smoother, warmer musicality.

  • Does damn near everything great.   

  • No issues.  Terrific condition - especially for being 35 years old! Clean “K” and logos.

  • Aged well and will continue to do so.