yeah, I would go with the AA rock ride for sure!!! as for the china Chad Smith uses the some kind of AA china that sounds great. I would go with AA. If I wasnt getting saving up for Zildjian A series, I would go with those.
according to the wikipedia, chad uses a 19" aa china and a 20" aa china, but ive never seen the 19, i just see the 20 on his right. but yea thts why i want the aa rock ride cause it sounds so nice on the RHCP songs (yes i know its edited in the studio) and it sounds great live.