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The 23" Zildjian K Sweet Ride cymbal unleashes a sea of rich, shimmering overtones perfect for drummers chasing an emotive, expressive sound. Forged from Zildjian's legendary B20 bronze, this hand-hammered beauty sings with dark, smoky undertones and a velvety sustain. Its medium-thin weight and traditional lathing techniques endow the K Sweet Ride with a pliable, responsive feel that shapes to your playing. An articulated bell cuts through the mix with clarity while the bow delivers a wash of harmonically complex overtones. For rock, jazz or symphonic genres, the K Sweet Ride brings a lush musicality to your kit.

Vintage-Inspired Hammering

Zildjian has been handcrafting cymbals since 1623, and their time-honored techniques shine through in the K Sweet Ride. Traditional hammering gives this ride a dark, shimmering spread of overtones with a hint of trashiness reminiscent of vintage cymbals. The hammered surface also allows the K Sweet Ride to open up dynamically under the stick, giving drummers an expressive instrument that colors outside the lines.

Articulate Bell, Velvet Wash

A focused, penetrating bell provides cutting definition for intricate rhythmic work or melodic rides. The medium-thin weight and broad, unlathed bow deliver a wash of smoky overtones with a long, velvety sustain. Drummers can coax a range of timbres from crashing thunder to a hushed whisper. With a pliable, responsive feel, the K Sweet Ride takes on the character of your playing.

Versatile Musical Voice

Equally at home in rock, jazz, orchestral or world music settings, the K Sweet Ride brings a lush musicality to any drum kit. Its rich spread of harmonically complex overtones allows drummers to craft emotive sounds and connect on a deeper level. Paired with crisp, articulate stick definition, the K Sweet Ride fuses power and nuance in a single cymbal. The K Sweet Ride gives drummers a versatile, soulful voice.

Zildjian K Sweet Ride Cymbal 23 in.
Zildjian K Sweet Ride Cymbal 23 in.
Zildjian K Sweet Ride Cymbal 23 in.

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  • A beautiful addition to the K family
  • Darker tone than it's cousin the A Sweet Ride
  • Crashable for a powerful yet dynamic sound
  • Multiple sizes available

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Sizes and Purpose
  • Quantity: 1
  • Type: Ride
  • Sizes (in): Multiple
  • Material: Cast alloy
  • Hammering: Machine
  • Lathing: Full
  • Cymbal weight: Medium thin
  • Bell: Standard
  • Finish: Traditional
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Added value: No

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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.