Hello DW, I was wondering if anyone playing a Kerope ride or hats could provide an assessment. I found a great deal and have yet to read a bad review. Great sound in YouTube demos.
Appreciate this Roadydad, thanks.If you find them to your liking, they are wonderful cymbals for their genre.
Thanks for this, RickP, we're playing medium volume. Too bad about the sacrifice made, hope the new drum set was worth it.The Keropes are IMHO the most interesting cymbals Zildjian has made in years.
They have their place and are good for low to medium volume music , just be aware when you go to purchase them.
I would have kept my Keropes but they were sacrificed to help finance a drum set purchase.
Good marks from no doubt a high quality ear...thanks for this feedback.I have both 22 and 20 Kerope rides. Both are the original and not the medium weight. I also own (all 22) K Cons med thin high and med thin low, Istanbul jazz special edition, Istanbul OM, Crescent vintage, Zildjian K high def and a 20 Istanbul Sultan Jazz Ride. The Kerope 20 might be my favorite ride of them all but the 22 is also fabulous. My second favorite is the 22 Istanbul Jazz special edition.
Thanks, Pete. Explosive in a Kerope kind of way, good, thinking I want to find out.The 15" hats are a joy but as mentioned not a cutting vibe, but the cymbals in general can be explosive but in a very Kerope kind of way, When you play them you will understand. I agree with trying them out first and select those that agree with each other.
Thanks so much for this. Please keep me in mind if you decide to thin any of the Kerope crash cymbals.I have a set of 15hh and 18/19/20/22 and found them all to be very, very nice cymbals. They obviously have a lower volume threshold in addition to their unique overall sonic signature. I am in the process of eliminating one model to thin the herd and can't decide which one will go.
Overall, quite worth it for me as I had never owned cymbals of that type before - darker, more complex. The Keropes made me start to regain faith back in Zildjian after nearly writing them off.
Great picture - Yes, Pete, rides like a dream - smooth and musical; I am enjoying this set. Just added a 22in 2364 grams. Appreciate your words at beginning of this.Thunder, Just wondering if you noticed how nicely the 24" ride, rides with some foot chick..??