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Zildjian K Crash Ride Cymbal 21 in.

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Designed with Zak Starkey, these 21" and 22" K Crash Ride cymbals have the power needed for powering high-volume music. The brilliant finish offers additional high-end sparkle and smoothes out the sou... Read More

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Designed with Zak Starkey, these 21" and 22" K Crash Ride cymbals have the power needed for powering high-volume music. The brilliant finish offers additional high-end sparkle and smoothes out the sound. The cymbal speaks quickly and is excellent for shouldering with the stick. These latest offerings are the only brilliant finish K models. A medium thin cymbal with good ride definition and dry crash qualities.

  • Weight: MT
  • Finish: traditional finish
  • Genres: country, fusion, hip hop, jazz, latin, other, pop, R&B, rock, world
Avedis Zildjian Company Warranty Statement

As of October 1, 2009, all Zildjian Cymbals are guaranteed against manufacturer's defects for two (2) years from the date of original purchase.
For warranty claims outside the U.S., contact your local Zildjian distributor. Click here for the international distributor locator.
Warranty Process
Cymbals that show factory defects within two years of their original purchase are eligible for examination at our factory. Zildjian experts will evaluate the damage and issue a replacement cymbal, unless it appears the damage is related to improper use or care.
If you believe your cymbal has a factory defect: 1. Contact Zildjian to obtain a Return Authorization number (RA#), via telephone: 781-871-2200.
2. Indicate the location of the damage on the cymbal with a piece of tape.
3. Make a photocopy of your original numbered and dated sales receipt.
4. Carefully package your cymbal. Include your RA# and the photocopy of your sales receipt in the box.
5. Ship the package to:
Avedis Zildjian Company
22 Longwater Drive
Norwell, MA 02061
A Cymbal will not be replaced if:
1. It has been misplayed, dropped, played with excessive force or treated abusively.
2. The center hole is worn due to improper stand set-up or abusive play.
3. The cymbal was bought second-hand or used in a lease program.
4. The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.
5. More than two years have passed since the cymbal was purchased.
Warranty Notes:
• Cost of shipping a damaged cymbal to Zildjian is the customers responsibility.
• Factory evaluations take approximately 4 - 6 weeks.
• Cymbals that do not meet the warranty guidelines will be returned to customer.
• Cost of shipping a replacement or damaged cymbal back to the customer will be covered by Zildjian.

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Exactly What I Was Looking For

By Josh Jones

from Newberg, OR

This ride is it. The only crash/ride that actually works as a crash and a ride in higher volume music! If you are playing quieter stuff I would recommend Sabian's Omni ride, but just like Zak Starkey intended this ride is where it's at for country, rock, pop, metal... basically any style where you need a powerful bell, decent stick definition, and a smooth, cutting crash. Guitar Center tends to have at least one laying around their stores so if you are currently on the crash/ride quest like I was I would definitely recommend trying one of these out for yourself. You will be blown away at the combination of bell definition and crashability, and if 21" sounds like its too small for me you can still find a few 22" versions floating around here and there.

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Is VERY versatile!

By Matt

from Louisville, Ohio

I went in to Guitar Center looking for a crash to accompany my Zildjian 18" A Custom Projection Crash, and guess what i came out with? THIS K Crash/Ride in 21"! This thing is a monster with dynamics that make me cream my pants! It's worth every penny. It's loud when it needs to be, with enough wash to make you dig the groove, and a dark clarity and ping that you'll love more than anything. The bell is a clear BING! with a slight wash, but not too much (you know what i mean). Overall, this K has got it all! Meaning the raunchy crash that projects but with just enough spread for riding. I now have 2 rides! a K Custom 22" Ride, and a K 21" Crash/Ride. It's like i got two cymbals in one... really i mean it. Look into this cymbal, this Crash/Ride is the best Zildjian makes. Its better than the A Crash/Ride FOR SURE!!

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Worth every penny

By Boss

from MI

I was looking for a cymbal that could get a good washy ride, a good swell, and still be able to have a crash that cuts through while I was already in the process of riding/washing it out. I didn't think all of that was really possible, I thought I might have to settle in some area, but I was wrong. This is such a great cymbal that does all of those things. It can be used in many different kinds of music, and just has a beautiful sound. I highly recommend it. I have the 21"

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Awesome Crash/Ride

By Kran

from OH

This is the best ride cymbal i have ever heard. I just purchased the 21" and i love it. it works great for all types of music. I use it for playing in this group that's doing a broadway performance and also for my own rock/pop group. Definitely worth the dough

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