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Old 11-03-2013, 04:07 PM
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Default Zildjian's "Kerope" series

Zildjian will be coming out with a new line od cymbals by the name "Kerope" roughly patterned after the design of old the K's; at least as much as can be done using machine controlled hammering techniques. These will feature broader impact hammering, full size hammered bells with flatter profile, as well as more "cluster hammering" than was used on previous models. Apparently this cymbal is a proto-type for that series:





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22" Kerope prototype


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Old 11-03-2013, 05:27 PM
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Zildjian will be coming out with a new line od cymbals by the name "Kerope" roughly patterned after the design of old the K's; at least as much as can be done using machine controlled hammering techniques. These will feature broader impact hammering, full size hammered bells with flatter profile, as well as more "cluster hammering" than was used on previous models. Apparently this cymbal is a proto-type for that series:





Hear it here:



22" Kerope prototype

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Definitely very old K sounding! I want one. Any idea when they will be available?
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Zildjian's "Kerope" series

So why are they staying away from the edge with the hammering ?
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:02 PM
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So why are they staying away from the edge with the hammering ?
Most cymbals are hammered this way. I think it facilitates the extra bend at the edge. These have it a little more un-hammered edge-space than other A's. It's true to the old K's because they were also hammered in this same way. I think they're just trying to be faithful to that.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:55 PM
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Definitely very old K sounding! I want one. Any idea when they will be available?
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:35 AM
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So why are they staying away from the edge with the hammering ?
Besides what Bill stated, heavy hammering near the edge adds quite a bit of trash (more than heavy hammering further in). They might have been looking to avoid that.

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Old 11-04-2013, 03:25 PM
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I like the way that Kerope sounds
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:16 AM
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After listening a definitely piece worth to own next year!
Thanks Drumaholic!
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:38 PM
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This prototype that you have here sounds great, i'm anxious to see what the final offerings will be. I might actually buy something new for once.

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Old 11-27-2013, 11:20 PM
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Default Re: Zildjian's "Kerope" series

That's nice! Lots of spread on that, too, for the weight. Much more than my 22" new stamp, similarly weighted at 2550 g. Not quite the same stick though.
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