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21-inch K. Constantinople Big Band Ride and 21-inch K. Custom Special Dry Ride

Over the past 30 years, drummers have demonstrated a surprising willingness to pay a premium price for vintage K. Zildjian cymbals.

And so, having developed the technology to produce ever-thinner, more malleable rollings of bronze, the creative design team at Avedis Zildjian & Co. has expanded upon 15-plus years of research into computer-assisted machine-hammering techniques to develop some radical new styles of over-hammering that are in some ways analogous to those techniques practiced by the original K. Zildjian crew in Turkey. This has enabled Zildjian to develop the core instruments in its limited edition K. Constantinople line, as well as some bold, new, modern-retro instruments.

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