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Zildjian K Dark Medium Ride Cymbal 22 in.

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1273887990494   POS #:104290804
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Developed in conjunction with Cindy Blackman, the 22" K Zildjian Dark Medium Ride is designed to perform in rock and jazz settings with equal effectiveness. This cymbal features a large bell for excel... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Price: $439.95
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Developed in conjunction with Cindy Blackman, the 22" K Zildjian Dark Medium Ride is designed to perform in rock and jazz settings with equal effectiveness. This cymbal features a large bell for excellent projection in rock settings, and special hammering and lathing to open up the cymbal for broad tonal complexities in jazz settings. Exclusive "Pin" lathing enhances the crashability and gives the cymbal a distinct appearance reminiscent of 1960's era K Zildjians.


  • 22 in. ride cymbal
  • Weight: medium
  • Traditional Finish
Sizes and Purpose
  • Quantity: 1
  • Type: Ride
  • Sizes (in): 22
  • Material: Cast alloy
  • Hammering: Machine
  • Lathing: Full
  • Cymbal weight: Medium
  • Bell: Standard
  • Finish: Traditional
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Added value: No
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Manufacturer's Warranty
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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Zildjian22" K Dark Medium Ride Cymbal

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


a must have in a cymbal collection!

By aryong

from California

Comments about Zildjian 22" K Dark Medium Ride Cymbal:

This is my very first K series ride. Excellent wash, great bell and stick definition is outstanding. I mix it with the A series and it sounds great. Another innovative design from the greatest cymbal maker ever!!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


The sound of perfection

By Only the Z's

from Seattle

Comments about Zildjian 22" K Dark Medium Ride Cymbal:

I play many different styles so I needed a versatile ride to perform great in each situation. This pulled through with flying colors. Great stick definition and the wash is outstanding. Great dark, warm tones but plenty of ping where needed. The bell is great also. Much louder than what you may think but it cuts through easily when needed. Great loud, full sustained crash when you need that extra "umph" behind those snarling guitars. The sound of perfection in any kind of rock, blues, and jazz. Never lets you down.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


beautiful cymbal.

By Daniel Hoffman

from Toms River, NJ

Comments about Zildjian 22" K Dark Medium Ride Cymbal:

this is a great cymbal. im in love with the dark tone. it's very complex. has a really good stick definition, but its not too pingy. it speaks quickly, very controllable. its one of those rides that you can hit super hard and it doesn't create that unbearably loud ear piercing sound that other rides sometimes do. when you ride on it with your stick tip, it creates a very nice, shimmering wash underneath that nice stick sound. when you start to wail on it a little more with the shoulder of the stick, it definately opens up to a beautiful mellow, dark, buttery wall of sound that isnt too loud. that's what i love about this cymbal, you can hit it really hard and push it to its limits, and it doesnt distort or get out of hand. the bell is nice and loud, low pitched, and sounds great. because of how controllable and quick-speaking this cymbal is, its very crashable. perfect ride if you like to crash on it too. like i said, speaks very quickly with a beautiful mellow burst of sound, and then shimmers away quickly, but not too quickly. this cymbal is perfect in my opinion.

(1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)



By Patrick Clark

from Abilene, TX

Comments about Zildjian 22" K Dark Medium Ride Cymbal:

First symbol was scared and returned. The second was also scared. They have no quality control.

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