In 2003 Zildjian first launched a limited run of special dry series cymbals. The tone that the Special Dry series offered was unique, and drummers fell in love with them. The cymbals offered a unique mix of quick attack, dark tone, and short sustain.
Zildjian has recently launched an update of the Special Dry series, and the new cymbals do not disappoint.
If you’re looking for cymbals which are “thinner, trashier, [with] funkier tones for contemporary applications that require a more “processed” sound”, then look no further than the new Special Dry Range.
The Special Dry Series
Zildjian 23″ Cymbal K Custom Special Dry Ride
The 23″ Special Dry ride is one of the most articulate rides from the Special Dry Range. The bell on this 23″ K Custom sounds stronger and deeper than ever before, and the wash is lower in pitch and less pronounced. The 23″ ride provides a bit more ping, while still offering the deep, dark, earthy tone that sets the Special Dry Series apart.