Thanks, guys! I just ordered a used 20 dark K ride for $170! The HH raw bell rides are a bit more expensive and I personally like the K's sound a little more.If are looking for a ride that goes ping, then K Custom 20 is very good. (but it doesn't crash).
If you are looking for a K that does both ping and crash, the 22" K Dark Medium Ride is worth trying. It has a more ping and a little less spread than the few 20 K Custom Darks I have tried. It has a great (huuuuge) crash sound though, and a number of sounds between ping and crash.
I use mine for Rock, although it's very versatile and works in lots of other styles too.
Cool. Did you choose the K Custom Dark then? (The K Dark Medium only comes in a 22 so I guess it's not that one)Thanks, guys! I just ordered a used 20 dark K ride for $170! The HH raw bell rides are a bit more expensive and I personally like the K's sound a little more.
That seems like it would be a good option, because the heavier weight is going to get a lot more ping. In general, heavier cymbals are pingier, cut more and are more responsive, which are good qualities for rock cymbals. Dark timbres are generated mostly by hammering.
Works for me (and I'm not a jazzist). But my Rock may not be your Rock.