The Avedis Zildjian Company will introduce the new K Custom Special Dry collection at the 2017 Winter NAMM Show. This new cymbal voice is an extension of its world renowned K Custom family of cymbals, remastered for today’s modern musical styles.

These raw and earthy cymbals deliver a dry, funky sound with lots of dirt for a unique expression of personality. An innovative three step hammering process, distinctive shape and extra thin weight give the cymbals a fast attack, while shutting down quickly with just enough sustain. This sound, combined with the dark, dirty appearance make the new K Custom Special Dry exactly what today’s drummers and percussionists are looking for.


“The dry and dirty sound is something we have been looking to expand upon since the original introduction of the Special Dry models over a decade ago. However, we wanted to ensure the remastered collection featured the right sizes, styles and sounds to truly stand out across the industry,” said Paul Francis, Zildjian’s Director of R&D.

There are 15 models available in this collection, from 10″ Splashes to 23″ Rides. Some highlights of this collection are the larger size Crashes (up to 22″) which allow drummers to experience louder volume with trashy overtones. A dynamic 14″ FX HiHat Top (sold only as a top) with a unique hole pattern emulates a “filtered” sound coveted by many of todays’ drummers and music producers. The Trash Crashes and Trash China create a unique white noise sound that projects through any live performance, making them the perfect cymbals for accents.

Each of the K Custom Special Dry cymbals were made from Zildjian’s legendary 80/20 bronze secret alloy at the only USA based cymbal factory in Norwell, MA.