Holy Grail Of Rides?

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Post Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:57 pm

I use an 20" A Zildjian Crash-Ride. It is very versatile. I choose rides depending on the stick rebound/sound combination. My others are 15"AA, and 17"AA thin Sabian crashes and HH Sabian Hats.
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Post Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:10 am

I like the Zildjian 20" Ping. No matter what gig I've played, that thing always sounds perfect for the song. Just a perfect mix of ping and wash if you want either more or less.


I also have a 20" Zildjian Ping ride and comletely agree. Its great for most styles. I've played quite a few different rides and nothing comes close! It sounds awesome both tight or loose on the stand, has great sustain but lots of control depending how you play it and it's f**cking loud!
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Post Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:44 pm

my fav. ride would be the signature series 22'' dark metal ride
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Post Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:29 pm

Sabian Andre Ceccarelli Signature Hot Ride. It's 21", not the 20" that someone posted. Im pretty sure on that figure.

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Post Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:56 pm

Stoned Gerbil wrote:
I like the Zildjian 20" Ping. No matter what gig I've played, that thing always sounds perfect for the song. Just a perfect mix of ping and wash if you want either more or less.


I also have a 20" Zildjian Ping ride and comletely agree. Its great for most styles. I've played quite a few different rides and nothing comes close! It sounds awesome both tight or loose on the stand, has great sustain but lots of control depending how you play it and it's f**cking loud!


I 2nd that.
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Post Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:43 am

drummerck wrote:there isn't any A custom love....i have been using the 20" A Custom Medium Ride. Most versatile ride i've ever used. Just a beautiful sounding cymbal.


I was gonna say 20" A Custom Medium Ride too! It's in my current setup and I love the wash when you crash it! Great for my band!
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:38 pm

20" Paiste Signature Heavy Bell Ride - nothing comes close!
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:39 pm

I use a powerbell ride and I like the projection,but I also like the Paiste 20" sig ride. It projects.
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:45 pm

I play a Sabian Prototype ride that I got when they did the 2004 Vault tour. It's an HHX with traditional finish and a raw bell. Perfect mix of ping and wash.

I do agree about the 60's Zildjian rides...amazing
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Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:54 am

definitly a toss up ... 20 A Custom ping for its brilliant sound... 21 sweet ride for its versitility. great for rock and jazz
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Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:56 pm

I've had quite a few ride cymbals over the years. Some of the better ones were:

Zildjian A 20" rock ride. Just a great all round rock and blues cymbal with a fantastic bell.

Zildjian K Custom 20" ride. This cymbal was wonderful in any situation and its bell was also great.

Zildjian 20" A custom ride. This isn't the greatest, but it's nice and bright and has a good bell.

Sabian 18" AA ride.

Paiste 2002 heavy ride. This was another great all round ride. The bell was smaller than those on Sabian and Zildjian, but it was still nice.

I've just bought a Zildjian K Custom high definition 22" ride. This cymbal is superb. One of the nicest I've ever heard.

18 and 20" K jazz rides. Just great ride cymbals!

Paiste 18" 2002 flat ride. Brilliant cymbal!

There've been a few others, but these stood out.
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Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:10 pm

I have a very rare Paiste Sound Creation 20" Flat Ride that is absolutely amazing.

My Paiste Signature Heavy Bell ride almost like a Reflector series that is very crisp, and my 20" Paiste Rough ride that is really cool. A Paiste 22" Red ColorSound 5 (mint condition) that has a nice muted response. My Signature Dry Dark is very versatile, nice powerful bell and heavy. And for flat out rock a nice my 22" Rude Power ride, with just a tiny piece of tape/moongel is great. My Sound Formula 20" Flat Ride is very glassy. Just beautiful!

I also have a Zildjian 22" K series Dry something or other. The surface looks like and dirt were spilt over it. (Neat looking) Very thin and trashy. I use it with a 17" and 19" Sabian HHX extreme crashes and a 20 Wuhan China. For a Dark set up. And a 20" K Custom Brilliant that has a great bell. And I like my 20" A Custom Flat ride as well.

While not really the Holy Grail of rides... I am really liking my Wuhan 28" Wind Gong as a ride source.
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Post Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:36 pm

ive played many a ride in my time, but none better than my 22" sabian medium artisan ride. just beautiful and SO unique...i picked it up at the vault tour stop in southern ca. last year and had one of the craftsman take the hammer to it a few more times. ive been told it sounds very 50s/60s A/K-ish.
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Post Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:39 pm

I prefer the "ping" that you get out of the 20" Paiste Rude Power Ride, personally. I'm more of a hard rock/metal drummer and this is what fits my style more.

For jazz drumming though, I have a 20" Paiste Signature Crash that makes a pretty nice jazz ride.
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:34 am

22" Paiste Signature Full Ride.
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