30th Anniversary Rides offer rich and full, yet definitive sticking with a complex dark roar underneath.
Dry, slightly dark, raw, melodic. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Heavy yet controllable feel. A clear, glassy ping over a dry and slightly dark, harmonic layer of wash. Very distinctive, tight and deep bell. Well suited for all types of musical styles that require clear stick work and a strong bell. Developed in co-operation with the legendary “The Police” drummer Stewart Copeland.
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.
The 22″ OM Ride has a clear, slightly metallic stick due to the unique black finishing and intense hammering, and features a dry, trashy crash sound.
The twenty four inch size, along with the slightly augmented weight and bell size allow for greater definition, more projection and more depth and dynamic range. Focused, metallic sticking with a dark, dry wash and a thunderous crash make this ride a perfect choice for modern rock, fusion, pop and studio playing.
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.
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.
Dry crash qualities. Clear stick definition with subtle dark overtones.
Developed in conjunction with renowned jazz drummer Adam Nussbaum, the 22” K Constantinople Renaissance Ride is a versatile instrument that works well in small to medium size musical settings. This cymbal features smoother lathing on both sides and a bell that is unlathed underneath, adding stick definition to the instrument. Three rows of over hammering and four large hammer clusters give it a dark spread with overtones and a bit of “trash.” The K Constantinople Renaissance Ride is medium-thin in weight.
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.