The original dry cymbals. The darkest, most decadent sounds. Zildjian’s K Custom Special Dry cymbals all fall at the darkest end of the spectrum. That means there are few overtones and little wash, leading to a much more focused sound and crystal-clear stick definition.
Each cymbal is finished off with a fully lathed bottom and a raw natural top, creating a dark, dirty appearance that’s unique to each cymbal and adds a personal touch to each drum kit. If your style is jazzy, bone-dry funk, with skillful nuanced groove.
Special Dry Hats:
The dynamics are expressive. Stick definition is crystal-clear on the body. When striking the edge for accents, they open up with a fierce bite. The ‘chick’ sound is crisp and distinct – it doesn’t get buried in the mix, it defines the groove.
Special Dry Ride:
The Special Dry 21” ride cymbal features a super short sustain even when crashing. When riding, the wash is quick and low, but still present, leaving you with a crisp and focused stick sound with every stroke. This is perfect for fat, funky grooves and breakbeats that require defined strokes during quick passages. But, it does still have a nice, dark shimmering wash for jazz grooves. The bell is integrated which improves the responsiveness of the cymbal.
Special Dry Crashes:
Quick, fierce attack. Rapid decay. Those are the fundamental features of these crash cymbals. Immediately responsive, they start with a crisp cut and end with a dark shimmer. Because of the dryness, you get a clear stick definition on the body, which is great for some light riding too.
Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Cymbal Set includes:
- 14” K Custom Special Dry Hi-Hats
- 21” K Custom Special Dry Ride
- 16” K Custom Special Dry Crash
- 18” K Custom Special Dry Crash
- Finish: Natural
- Sound: Dark, trashy, gritty
- Volume: General
- Pitch: Low
- Sustain: Short
- Weight: Medium