Holy Grail Of Rides?

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Post Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:03 pm

Haven't seen it mentioned. 20" K Custom Dry Ride. Definitely not the "holy grail" for all applications, but it is great for recording. Super stick definition and almost no wash. You can't crash it, though.
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:06 am

I've had a Sabian 20" AAX Stage Ride for nearly 7 years. It's the first professional ride cymbal I ever got, and it certainly feels like the last I'll ever need. I'm a total gear-head and I love buying new stuff... but I don't even care to get a new ride cymbal. It fits EVERYTHING. Might be too pingy for the jazz-heads or too washy for the metal-heads... but to me it's got the perfect combo.

Everybody's naming off different stuff. Obviously a preference thing. :)
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Post Sat May 05, 2007 8:18 am

RSmith wrote:. I do have a 20 inch Earth Ride which is great dry ping sound but has no crash value whatsoever.


I have a 21" Calhoun Ambient which I like for now. I did once play on a Zildjian Earth Ride and determined that I have to have one. Like you said it has great ping, and it's a ride so it doesn't need to have crash value (at least not for my taste).
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Post Sat May 05, 2007 1:54 pm

I use a 22" Zildjian Rock Ride. I picked it up used about 20 tears ago for $90. I have yet to play any ride that feels as right.
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Post Sat May 05, 2007 5:12 pm

When I record, I use the Earth Ride for ride definition, but for playing live I still enjoy my old 20 inch Impulse Ride cymbal. Used to have a 21 inch Rock Ride back in my wilder days, definly worth the money that I paid for it (wished I still had it though)
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Post Sun May 06, 2007 9:05 am

I was playing the Zildjian Z custom 20" power ride and it is just too damn loud. I past it down to my nephew and now I am playing the Ziljian A custom 21" sweet ride. This is the best sounding ride that I have laid a stick on. The wash is great, the bell is awesome and the stick definition is clean. My favorite by far.
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Post Sun May 06, 2007 1:39 pm

My choice would be any of the following cymbals

Any K Zildjian Med Ride from the Istambul or Constantople (1930 - 1970). These are worth big bucks and extremely rare - but you have to becareful to find that special Elvin Jones/Tony Williams sounding one.

Paiste 602 (not Sound Creation) - Dark Ride - great cymbal!!! Classic Jazz ride from the 70's

For Modern Cymbals:

Paiste 20" New Signature Dark Energy Ride (I have a prototype of this cymbal and it sounds a hair darker than the one they sell, but it is a great cymbal)

Paiste 20" Traditional Med/Heavy Ride

Zildjian 20" or 22" Constantople Medium Ride (low - high)

Sabian 19" Medium Heavy HH Ride (Mid 1980's version) I have one and love it!

Sabian 18" Ed Thigpen Crystal (flat) Ride (I love this cymbal)
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 5:46 pm

The19thHole wrote:Obviously drumming is all personal prefrence, however, what is your favorite ride?

Im gonna go with the K session custom


My three are


  1. 20" K Zidljian Heavy Ride
  2. 21" A Zildjian Rock Ride
  3. 20" A Zildjian Medium Ride with three rivets
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Post Wed May 09, 2007 10:30 pm

scrubs wrote:Haven't seen it mentioned. 20" K Custom Dry Ride. Definitely not the "holy grail" for all applications, but it is great for recording. Super stick definition and almost no wash. You can't crash it, though.

i love mine...on stage i play 20"-21" rock rides depends on the setting...holy grail of stage rides
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Post Thu May 10, 2007 11:36 am

paiste sig dry crisp ride
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Post Thu May 10, 2007 2:54 pm

i love the 22 inch Zildjian A Custom "Ping Ride". I'm lucky enough to own one. Sounds amazing wether you are rideing or crashing on it. I love to blast on it because it has perfect stick definition and just right amount of volume :]]
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Post Fri May 11, 2007 9:06 am

i have a 22" zildjian ride. i know its a K but im not sure exactly which one. its hand hammered and has alot of little hammer marks in it. all the logos are polished off. but it sounds amazing and i dont think i'll ever get rid of it. i'll post a picture and maybe one of you guys can tell me what it is
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Post Mon May 21, 2007 11:30 pm

24" mb20 ride from meinl is the best ride ive ever owned,its extremely pricy but well worth it
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Post Wed May 30, 2007 3:21 am

Early 1970's 20" Paiste 2002 Medium ride.
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