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The Zildjian 21" K Custom Hybrid Ride cymbal gives drummers a versatile instrument with a split personality. Developed with renowned jazz fusion drummer Akira Jimbo, the K Hybrid Ride features an unlathed inner half for articulation and definition and a traditionally lathed outer half for spread and crashability. The 21" size provides ample projection and complex overtones. This innovative cymbal is ideal for drummers seeking maximum versatility and tonal possibilities in both live and studio settings.

Unlathed Center Provides Crisp Attack and Bell

The unlathed, buffed center of the K Hybrid Ride offers drummers a distinct stick attack, clear bell, and controlled wash. The raw, unlathed bronze produces cutting, complex overtones with a quick decay for rhythmic articulation and maximum musicality.

Lathed Edge Increases Spread and Crash

In contrast, the lathed outer edge of the cymbal enhances spread, opens the sound, and increases crashability. The traditional Zildjian lathing technique infuses the cymbal with warmth, richness, and a wider range of tones. Drummers can move between the unlathed center and lathed edge for a diversity of sounds from the same cymbal.

Developed with Akira Jimbo for 21st Century Drummers

Zildjian developed the K Custom Hybrid series in collaboration with Akira Jimbo, a leading Japanese drum stylist, to meet the demands of modern music. Jimbo aimed to design cymbals "where brilliance and darkness co-exist," for maximum versatility. The 21" K Hybrid Ride achieves this vision, setting a new standard for expressive cymbals in the 21st century.

Premium, Innovative Cymbals from Zildjian

As part of the premium K Custom series, the 21" K Hybrid Ride is crafted from Zildjian's innovative and proprietary alloys to the highest standards of quality. This innovative ride cymbal produces a diverse palette of tones for any genre or playing style. Serious drummers will appreciate its premium quality, versatile performance, and ability to inspire new creative expressions.

Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride 20 in.
Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride 20 in.
Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride 20 in.

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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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