Fairly dark, full, controlled, glassy, shimmering. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Very comfortable feel with a clear, full ping over a large, deep harmonic wash. This ride cymbal is extremely well suited for intricate stick work that calls for a strong bell in all types of Rock based music. Developed in co-operation with the legendary “Iron Maiden” drummer Nicko McBrain.
Fairly dirty, full, cutting, rich. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Very responsive feel. Full, barking and piercing, yet somewhat cushy open sound. Tight and rough chick sound. A very balanced hi-hat with a healthy dose of dirt and a note of darkness, featuring enhanced power for players that require a consistently strong pair of hi-hats.
Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.
A full sounding ride with warm, lush wash and a woody stick definition.
A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.
A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.
Dark, low, slightly trashy, sparkling. Loose frequency range, complex mix. Soft, buttery feel, very responsive and controllable. Great for supporting ride patterns with quick crash accents.
Dry crash qualities. Clear stick definition with subtle dark overtones.
Full, rich, warm, strong, deep, silvery. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive and even feel. Warm sparkling stick sound over a wide, deep wash. Fairly quick, hefty crash sound. Extremely dynamic and lively Ride cymbal, suitable for many musical styles. “A translucent warmth with definition and a really good controllable wash in the right proportions”, says Vinnie Colaiuta.
The 14″ K Constantinople HiHats have received a makeover. Incorporating the same features as the new 15”, 17”, and 19” K Constantinople Crashes, the HiHats now utilize new hammering techniques allowing the cymbal to open up with more dark overtones, distinction, and musicality than ever before. The new pin lathe, added to the top and bottom of each cymbal, serves as an additional tonal groove, adding to the overall complexity of the sound produced. Additionally, the new pin lathe enhances the visual appearance of these cymbals adding a vintage look of the Ks of the past.
The 14” Hihats have a medium-thin top and a medium bottom.
Bright, full, warm, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, focused mix. Responsive feel. Bright, aggressive open sound. Sharp, cutting chick sound. Excellent for articulate playing.
This new 22″ K Constantinople is thin in weight to give it a nice dark pitch and plenty of wash. An additional series of over hammered marks on top of the traditional K Constantinople hammering yields a slightly drier sound with excellent stick definition for marking time. Very controllable in that it doesn’t get away from you when playing fast patterns. Great for small to medium sized group settings.