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The new ones still sound pretty good, just different.
I've had several 90s Ks over the years and still have a set of hats, but I've never heard one of the newer one's that I wanted to buy. - Cymbal Talk - [DFO] Drum Forum - Vintage and Modern Drumming Community The fourth post down states: "The K series was re-designed about the year 2000.
6" Zildjian K splash I'm looking at a 22" dark K ride, a 16" K dark thin crash, and possibly an 18" K of some descript to go along with that, maybe even a crash ride.
I play everything from hard rock to funk/folk/fusion/alternative (let's just say "rock").
Zildjian's are variable, so there may be more louder, brighter K's in the post 2000 era, but I've generally had no trouble finding modern K's that fit my sound palette of mostly 90's K's.
To say they are very different, or noticeably different is so gross exaggeration IMO. I haven't gone through any Zildjian vaults since about 2008, so I can't say what the current crop of K's sound like.
There's certainly a price difference, but that doesn't always tell a story. In my humble experience, K's are great, but they all sound different.
My band's drummer has 2 17'' Dark Crash Medium Thin, one is perfect, really sweet when playing low, and opens greatly when playing loud. Bad in that you have to try cymbals first if you want to find a gem. In my opinion they are the best cymbals Zildjian make. Bad in that you have to try cymbals first if you want to find a gem. In my opinion they are the best cymbals Zildjian make.
The EAK lathing was brought back." EAK = early American Ks made after they moved production from Canada in the early 80s.The newer cymbals are a bit brighter and just don't have the same presence as the older cymbals.I am a big fan of the 80s/90s Ks, so when they changed I was pretty disappointed.One take on it is it's an attempt to add value to used K's, using as it's cue the higher value of EAK's.
I have a couple of EAK's and they are very, very nice.
The K's were originally made a different company located in Turkey, and Avedis Zildjian was their competitor making his cymbals in the US . Before that time, many jazzers gravitated towards the darker, dryer K's.