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Old 06-23-2007, 03:01 PM
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Default New 24" K Light Ride

I picked up my new 24" K Light Ride yesterday. Simply put, it is spectacular. It is a fairly thin cymbal and it's thinness gives it a great feel. It is so easy to control the volume of this cymbal. I played it for about five hours yesterday and I am smitten.

Even when I played it hard the cymbal didn't get to gongy. It has a lot of edge wobble and crashes like a dream. At first I thought the bell was a little weak, but then I realized that it requires you to be more exact with the shoulder of the stick to get a cutting bell sound. My other rides are more forgiving of my sloppy bell playing.

Has anybody else played this ride? If so, how do you like it?

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Old 06-23-2007, 04:42 PM
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Default Re: New 24" K Light Ride

That's one big cymbal, I love the looks of it, obviously isn't hand made or anything but it does like kinda Vintagey if that's a word. What kind of music do you think if would fit with? What's that thing under the bell on the second photo?

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Old 06-23-2007, 04:48 PM
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Looks good! Is that a splash under the bell? What does that do?
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:55 PM
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The 10" K splash is inverted on an x-hat and makes a nice sizzle sound when the ride is set to just barely touch it. Microphones love this sound.

A detailed description of how this works and is set up is located on my drum page that is a link from my sig below.
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Default Re: New 24" K Light Ride

I did the same with a 10 inch splash on my hats. Little more sizzle when riding and a bit louder "chick" sound. I thought my 22 inch was big. That baby is big and beautiful. Congrats on your acquisition.
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:38 PM
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I am going to try that. I've never seen that before.

I have an 8" and 10" splashes. Looks like fun.

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Old 06-23-2007, 06:46 PM
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Default Re: New 24" K Light Ride

From what I've heard of the 24 K, it's doing quite well. I just couldn't figure out where to put a 24" cymbal. My 21" is big enough for me.
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: New 24" K Light Ride

I just got 1 about 2 weeks ago and I like it alot. But I like my Zildjian 22" K Constantinople Hi Bell Dry Ride much better.
I like the way the 24" Light Ride holds its tone without nasty overtones. It's a great cymbal for many different types of music.
Congrats on your purchase.
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:44 PM
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I've been playing it today and comparing it to my K Custom High Definition Ride and I think I like my Hi-Def ride better in terms of sound. Still it has a great sound and playing feel. My HD ride is dry like the K dry ride and organic like a Constantinople.

I've even played it in very loud situations where a fellow drummer friend listening in the audience said it sounds better than my Ping and cuts just fine.

I like the way the K Lt. Ride crashes.
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:32 PM
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Unfortunatly I didn`t hear it live yet but from what I`ve heard from Zildjian`s sound clips it is just an excellent cymbal, especially for its size. Usually the biggest size I like is 22"...but wow, this thing doesn`t sound like it would be overpower a Jazz combo...or would it??

Also very beautiful, I love it when a big hammer is used, gives some extra trashiness. =)

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Old 06-23-2007, 10:44 PM
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Nice! Zildjian marketed this cymbal with quite alot of emphasis on it being a rock cymbal, tho im sure its perfect for jazz and alot of mellow stuff and can do many genres easy. Im sure most Ks are very versitile but out of intrest did you buy the ride with jazz or rock in mind?

Also are there no logos on top? Do you remove yours?

AND mics?? Any chance of some recordings?
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:33 AM
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cymbalsonly.com has a few along with mycymbal.com
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:10 AM
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Default Re: New 24" K Light Ride

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cymbalsonly.com has a few along with mycymbal.com
and if cymbalsonly has some, you know you're getting better soundfile samples than at the zildjian site (and you get to hear the variations from cymbal to cymbal + listed weights, except just checked and they've only got one 24")

either way, I've heard great things about these cymbals, might make a trip to one of the big chain stores to try one in person (though I pretty much have a strict policy of not buying from guitarcent/samash except when convenience REALLY dictates)
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:17 AM
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I bought this cymbal mostly for the rock, r&b, funk and pop that I play but it is indeed an excellent cymbal for jazz. If you played nothing but patterns on it with comping the bass and snare you would be very happy with all the colors it can produce.

I removed all the logos from the top side of all my cymbals. I got tired of looking at them spin around and it has always been a pet peeve of mine. I've done it to all my cameras too. I'm a professional photographer by day.

Since I'm not a collector, I don't think it really matters.

I like the way they look this way too.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:56 AM
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please let me know how you removed the logos from your cymbals!! this is something i have wanted to do to my cymbals for quite some time now.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:56 AM
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Default Re: New 24" K Light Ride

Thats a nice cymbal.

I got to play with one last time I was at my local Drum dealer.


I also use the splash in the hats trick, lol.
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:34 PM
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Default Re: New 24" K Light Ride

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Unfortunatly I didn`t hear it live yet but from what I`ve heard from Zildjian`s sound clips it is just an excellent cymbal, especially for its size. Usually the biggest size I like is 22"...but wow, this thing doesn`t sound like it would be overpower a Jazz combo...or would it??

Also very beautiful, I love it when a big hammer is used, gives some extra trashiness. =)

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No Karl, they don't overpower a small combo. It works really well actually. Not that I have one...my teacher does though and he has been using it in all of his latest gigs. It is a great cymbal.
Why has this been marketed for rock? It was created, as far as I know, with Brian Blade specifically as a jazz cymbal. It might work great for other genre's but I thought Brian Blade was behind the making of this for his jazz line. Could be wrong though.
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:38 PM
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No Karl, they don't overpower a small combo. It works really well actually. Not that I have one...my teacher does though and he has been using it in all of his latest gigs. It is a great cymbal.
Why has this been marketed for rock? It was created, as far as I know, with Brian Blade specifically as a jazz cymbal. It might work great for other genre's but I thought Brian Blade was behind the making of this for his jazz line. Could be wrong though.
I thought his was created in conjunction with Cindy Blackman.....
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:56 PM
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I thought his was created in conjunction with Cindy Blackman.....
Nope, that was the 22" Dark Medium Ride.
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