Zildjian adds ‘Light’ Line to famed K Zildjian Series

{mosimage} The 24-inch K Light Ride is the first-ever 24-inch cymbal within the K Zildjian series and is being used by a diversity of artists such as Travis Barker (+44), Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age), Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers), Matt Wilson (jazz artist) and JJ Johnson (John Mayer). This monster generates wide variations of sound and its thin weight provides a dark pitch with plenty of overtones and "crashability". The cymbal also features a bell smaller than normally found on K Zildjian Rides, good stick definition and a controlled wash.

Lower in pitch than traditional K Zildjian HiHats, the 13-inch and 14-inch K Light HiHats feature a medium-thin top for a broader range of tonal colors, paired with a medium bottom to ensure a solid "chick" sound. The 13-inch size is higher in pitch than the 14-inch size.

Brad Baker, vice-president and chief marketing officer commented, "We feel these new 'Light' models fill a real need in today's music. The feedback we received during the development of the 24-inch K Light Ride was overwhelming. Our artists loved them and our customers bought almost all the prototypes we had during the Steve Gadd clinic tour and at PASIC this year. The Light hi-hats have a broader sound range and will also appeal to both rockers and jazzers."

Check out the new K Lights and all of Zildjian's other new cymbals here.

Author: Mike Stahl

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