Plenty of give, texture, and "crashability." Combination of top articulation and bottom spread provides excellent stick articulation. Higher in pitch.
K Constantinople cymbals speak with the dark warm sound associated with Zildjian cymbals made in Turkey in the first half of the 20th Century. "Old Ks" first resurfaced during the 1950s and 1960s in set-ups of bebop era vanguard drummers like Elvin Jones. K Constantinoples are hand-lathed by skilled artisans using old-style cutting tools. Pits and other surface impurities, that modern finishing processes remove, are retained, preserving the original tonal quality.
The 22" Zildjian K Constantinople Over-Hammered Thin Ride has not only been subjected to Zildjian's traditional K Con hammering for a good wash and spread, but also to a random over-hammering. Over-hammered cymbals receive additional hammer strikes after they are lathed. This is visually apparent and aids in giving these cymbals a slightly drier sound and controllability as well as excellent stick definition. This ride has a dark overall sound with rich overtones. Features 22"-diameter Dark, dry, and controllable sound More Info »
This Zildjian K-series crash delivers a mellow, deep, shimmering, dry, dark sound originally sought after by jazz musicians. Dark and warm with strong high-end qualities, it blends a broad range of high and low frequencies. Every cymbal is individually cast and rolled from a secret Zildjian alloy, creating an instrument with a distinctive voice and character.
Fast, bright, and very responsive best describes the classic A Zildjian Thin Crashes. They have a small bell and medium sustain. These are the classic crashes used for many years by traditional jazz and rock players.