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Zildjian Kerope Crash Cymbal 19 in.

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The Kerope Series pulls from all of Zildjian's rich history and cymbal-making expertise to bring forth the most authentic vintage K recreation to date. Each cymbal is meticulously hand-crafted using a... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Kerope Series pulls from all of Zildjian's rich history and cymbal-making expertise to bring forth the most authentic vintage K recreation to date. Each cymbal is meticulously hand-crafted using a 14-step process that encompasses the best of everything Zildjian has learned in 390 years of cymbal making.

Dark, and complex. Reminiscent of cymbals from the '50s and '60s yet distinctly modern and relevant for today's music.

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 The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.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.

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• 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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ZildjianKerope Crash Cymbal

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Zildjian 19" Kerope - A First-rate Crash Ride

By Cole on Drums

from Nora Springs, IA

About Me Professional Musician


  • Buttery Feel
  • Dark Wash
  • Defined Stick
  • Extremely Versatile
  • Full Crash


    Best Uses

    • Country
    • Funk
    • Jazz
    • Pop
    • R&B
    • Rock
    • World

    Comments about Zildjian Kerope Crash Cymbal:

    I am a professional drummer and drum set instructor based out of the booming musical metropolis of Nora Springs, IA, where I also direct middle school and high school band. I have owned a 19" Kerope cymbal for a little over a year and have been thoroughly impressed! I would hesitate to designate it as a crash or a ride, as it does both equally well. Seriously.

    In my private drum studio lessons, it's not uncommon for me to go from teaching a lesson on rock drumming directly into teaching a lesson on jazz drumming -- two very different concepts that would often require a switch in my cymbal set-up, but not so with the 19" Kerope. Similarly, I've played gigs where the setlist jumps from a driving swing chart to a light Brazilian chart and then into a full-out rock chart. Not every cymbal could handle each of those genres tastefully. The 19" Kerope can.

    This cymbal is medium-thin in weight, hand-hammered, and has a relatively flat profile. These attributes make for an instrument that can serve as a full-bodied dark crash, a washy crash ride, and a dark, secondary ride with buttery crash qualities. Much like the other K crashes, the 19" Kerope crash sound has a bright initial transient that quickly settles into that dark wash that drummers know and love. The wash is medium to low pitched, so it blends with the music as opposed to dominating it (even when crash riding). The ride sound is very articulate with a smoky "tah" cushioning each stick beat, much like you'd expect from an old-style K.

    Bottom line, folks, is that not all cymbals are created equal. The 19" Kerope is one of those rare gems that can legitimately enhance just about any drummer's set-up outside of the Metal genre. If you're looking for a true chameleon of a cymbal, look no further!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Best purchase I have made in a long time.

    By Neel

    from Columbia, MO

    About Me Experienced


    • Bright Sound
    • Buttery Feel
    • Full Crash
    • Responsive Feel
    • Smooth Tone


      Best Uses

      • Anything

      Comments about Zildjian Kerope Crash Cymbal:

      I bought this cymbal a little over a year ago and have loved every minute of it. The sounds that this cymbal makes never cease to inspire. I have the 19" model as my left side crash and it can serve as an alternative ride that adds a great atmosphere, yet, it can really open up and cut through when you want it to. This instrument will amaze you. If you're stuck between this and a few others, choose this one!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      Probably the closest you're going to get to a vintage K!

      By Dan

      from St. Louis, MO

      Comments about Zildjian Kerope Crash Cymbal:

      The Zildjian Kerope Cymbal's sound like a really good vintage K complete with a nice patina etc. Both the 18" & 19" Crash & Ride great! They Ride with a nice woody stick and beautiful wash that is dark and complex and Crash warm and fast! The Kerope series sound like the best Vintage K's from the 40's & 50's they aren't as loud or glassy as the K Con's but they sound AMAZING!..and mic up really well both Live & in the Studio

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