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Zildjian is proud to offer the K Custom Dark Ride Cymbal 22", a handcrafted ride cymbal designed for drummers seeking a dynamic and expressive sound. Part of Zildjian's K Custom series, this 22" ride cymbal produces full-bodied tones with a dry and dark character. Its traditional finish allows the K Custom Dark Ride to complement any drum set visually and sonically. This versatile ride cymbal is suitable for all musical genres, from jazz to rock to world music. It provides excellent stick definition while also offering trashy crash qualities when needed. The Zildjian K Custom Dark Ride Cymbal 22" brings life to your drum set with its rich, complex sound.

Dark, Warm Undertones With Stellar Stick Response

The K Custom Dark Ride Cymbal 22" has a dry, full stick sound with warm, dark undertones. It offers stellar stick response, allowing drummers to articulate rhythms and accents with ease. The K Custom series is specially designed to provide more volume and cut than traditional K Zildjians, with a quick attack and controlled decay.

Versatile Trashy Crash Qualities

While primarily functioning as a ride cymbal, the K Custom Dark Ride also possesses trashy crash qualities when struck forcefully at the edge. This versatility allows drummers to accent phrases or transition between ride and crash sounds smoothly. The K Custom Dark Ride's crash sound is trashy yet tightly focused, blending in well with its main ride tone.

Handcrafted Quality and Tradition

Like all Zildjian cymbals, the K Custom Dark Ride is handcrafted in the Zildjian cymbal foundry using techniques developed by Avedis Zildjian nearly 400 years ago. This time-honored process results in a musical instrument of the highest quality and tonal complexity. The K Custom Dark Ride Cymbal 22" continues the Zildjian tradition of excellence and innovation.

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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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