Holy Grail Of Rides?

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Post Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:04 am

I've played many over the past 30 years. Started on an old Zildjian 24" that was just huge! That cymbal belongs to my father and I'm sure I will inherit it at some point.

Ones that are near and dear to my heart-

Zildjian 20" K Custom Medium
20" A custom
Sabian Andre Ceccarelli 20"

But I am currently using two that really blow my mind- I alternate between them depending on the setting. In low volume rooms I use a Meinl 20" Byzance dry which has tons of stick definition and a real clean bell, then my current favorite is a 21" Meinl Byzance Medium Ride. Real nice and shimmery and has great definition as both a ride and a big explosive crash.
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Post Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:56 pm

20" K Heavy, 22" K Custom Dark, or this crazy 22" Paiste prototype I have for rock... the 20" K Heavy is the most versatile ride I have ever owned, I really can use it for swing one night and metal the next...

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Post Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:00 pm

i just got my favorite ride a couple weeks ago, the sabian 21" hh raw-bell dry ride. im in a metal band and it can cut through or mix into the sound, i can switch sticks and it becomes a beautiful jazz or blues ride. best thing ive ever heard and the bell is killer.
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:30 am

In my book you don't get any better that the Paiste 2002 24" ride. You have to stand in it to get the right wash but it just cuts through so well.
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Post Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:10 am

21" A custom ride, so versatile., Iv used it for Light jazz work with no miking to the heavy rock gigs. Its got a good size bell which cuts and a great warm sound.
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Post Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:02 pm

I go between 3 rides , it all depends on what Im playing
Loud Rock - Sabian Rod Morganstein Tri Top Ride
Mid to low volume - Zildjian K Custom Dark 20"
Pop - Zildjian A Custom 20" Ping
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Post Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:47 pm

anavrinIV wrote:i just got my favorite ride a couple weeks ago, the sabian 21" hh raw-bell dry ride. im in a metal band and it can cut through or mix into the sound, i can switch sticks and it becomes a beautiful jazz or blues ride. best thing ive ever heard and the bell is killer.


u read my mind. i just got it a few weeks ago and ive never heard anything like it
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:35 am

me favorite ride is the Sabian Paragon 22" ride.
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:31 am

Sabian is where it's at for any situation...

My fav ride? 22" Raw Bell Dry Ride.
You can ride, ping, crash-ride and rake on it and it's always perfect. Chokes easy with a very warm yet bright! wash.

It's one of the greatest rides ever made from the greatest cymbal company to exist...
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:09 am

I use a old Impluse 20 inch ride for recording myself. Sure it was one of the cheap 80s Zildjian line, but it has a great definition to it's sound. I do have a 20 inch Earth Ride which is great dry ping sound but has no crash value whatsoever. But recently while jamming with some friends, I ended up using my 19 inch sizzle ride which is about 30 years old but the sound of that cymbal cut though all the guitar noise and probaly makes a very strong statement of using that cymbal more often. ;-)
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:16 am

I think if I have the budget I will have many rides; but lately I am using my UFIP 20" Bionic med. heavy Ride and more lately a Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Ride 21"; I think is a very special cymbal and somewhat versatile, but not the most. I also like the 20" K Custom Session and the 22' K Const. Med. Thin Ride Low.

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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:32 am

One ride cymbal that ive played on that i am trying to get now is a paiste 24'' mega bell rock ride. Nice blend of ping with a lot of wash after the ping! :D
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Post Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:12 am

Mine is the Sabian 21" Rod Morganstein signature Tri Top Ride, such as work of art.
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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:28 pm

My main ride is the zildjian 21 A sweet ride... but my real work horse is my main crash... zildjian 16 A thin crash...
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Post Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:02 pm

I'd say that if I could afford it I would have a 22 inch MEINL Chris Adler custom ride. That thing sounds soooo magnificent. Im a metal drummer so I dont like it when my ride sounds too washy. The Custom ride has an amazingly powerful ring with a hum that isnt tooo noticable while playing it at the same time as a kit.
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