Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Cymbals Review

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Nick D’Virgilio presents Zildjian’s K Custom Special Dry series of cymbals. The K Custom Series is where the Zildjian Sound Lab went into innovation overdrive. K Customs arm you with a collection of modern K voices like no other. In this range you’ll find sounds that set the standard for modern cymbal design. Whether it’s the warm shimmering tones of a ride cymbal, or the complex sizzle of a pair of hi-hats, K Custom cymbals all create a uniquely beautiful sound. K Customs enable drummers to vary their K sounds to meet the demands of contemporary music.

Learn more about the gear used to make this video at the links below:

Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Ride 21” – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/K1426
Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Crash 20” – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/K1424
Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Crash 18” – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/K1419
Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash 18” – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/K1420
Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Hi-Hats 15” – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/K1413

Mapex Armory Exotic 5-piece Shell Pack – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AR529S-UMG

Mapex Armory 800 hardware pack – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/HP8005CB
Mapex Armory B800 boom cymbal stand – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/B800CB

Vic Firth 55A – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/VF55A

Kick – Electro-Voice ND68 – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ND68
Snare – Electro-Voice ND44 – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ND44
Toms – Electro-Voice ND46 – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ND46
OverHeads – Electro-Voice ND66 – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ND66

Apple 15″ MacBook Pro – http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MBP15-512
Universal Audio Apollo 8p – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Apollo8PBk
Avid Pro Tools 12 – http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PTSubAnn-e

Play-in Music:
Bass – Music Man Sting Ray – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/StingRay4SB
Sound – Apollo 8p, UA DBX160, UA Ampeg B15N
Guitar – PRS SC 250
Sound – Apollo 8p, UA Fender 55tweed dlx

Play-out Music:
Bass – Music Man Sting Ray – https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/StingRay4SB
Sound – Apollo 8p, UA DBX160, UA Ampeg B15N
Guitar – PRS SC 250
Sound – Apollo 8p, UA 1073, UA 1176 REV A

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Ross Gillis says:

Great video! I just recently picked up a 22″ Custom Dry and can’t play it enough. You’ve got me looking into the dry crashes now.;-)

Drumaier J says:

Special dry line is great but not a whole set of them. The ride and hats are the ones that makes more sense here since they sound controled, the crashes could not exist and nobody would care.


LOVE that ride and hi-hat!! Gimme, gimme, gimme!

joshua estrada says:

these cymbals are super trashy too

Larry Casteel says:

Nick, You are an amazing drummer.  I love watching your videos/demos of all the great products at Sweetwater.  I live in Oklahoma City, OK, and I plan on making a trip to Fort Wayne later this year and spend the day at Sweetwater.  It would be an honor to meet you. I am so glad the world has the opportunity to see and hear your amazing talent via YouTube.  Keep up the great work, and keep those vides/demos coming.

The Right is Right Reality Talk Show says:

Worst ride ever.

Lloyd Griffiths says:

I loved that opening backing track!

Marcus Allen Mattox says:

what song was this

Rico Horton says:

Nick you make anything sound good.

Josue Vela says:

K zildjian China

Andy YT says:

these cymbals sounds like crap. I like more brighter sounding cymbals.

Documenting Ordinary Thoughts D.O.T. says:

Love it!

patrick.cs says:

Not my cup of tea. Too trashy and the decay is way too fast. I would miss the brilliance in the top end in a mix. I could see how having one or two of them in a setup could be cool though. Definitely wouldn’t go with a full dry/dark cymbal setup imo.

William Camacho says:

that’s cool and all but take off those fans from the toms LOL (for the slow people, it’s a joke)

ozzman32 says:

I just got these! the hats and ride. They sound great!


i actually really like that crash

Chunky says:

Thats not a trash crash lmao

Roe Sham Boe says:

why is the “Uploads” playlist for the channel at the bottom of the page? it should be at the top so the newest video is prominently displayed

Richard Goldman says:

Stick with K Custom Fast Crashes. The hats are cool tho.


Zildjian is going Meinl on us.

joshua estrada says:

I would give it to metal drummers

Scott Gaines says:

Yeegh… I hate the way these cymbals sound.

Fri'Chickenisha says:


Musashi156 says:

Great video! Nick is very good in introducing new product. Great drummer, amazing music and sound. All perfect for me! Thank you 🙂

Ian Duren says:

Pretty sure that’s a trash china, not a trash crash

Michael Ortiz says:

Nick’s sign of the horns when he says “heavy metal” at 7:54 m/ lol

Great sounding cymbals, appreciate the review!

DidYouReadEULA says:

Nick is a beast…love his joy!

Luminol says:

Cough **ripped off Meinl** cough cough

Acursat says:

Hi, Nick. I am a really big fan of your product demos and I think you are a great drummer. In addition I love the Play- in and Play-out Music of your Videos. So I wanted to ask you if it is possible to get the Music from your videos?

Keith Richards Liver says:

That ride sounds AWFUL.

Spencer Levi says:

Man do I love the sound of the Mapex Armory set.

Michelle Wright says:

I really enjoyed this demo / review. Never took time to learn the drums, but I love them. Love to see someone enjoying the craft. I just learned some music lingo as far as the trash sound goes too. Thanks!

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