The Best Ride Cymbal?
Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:33 AM
My favorite ride...and the cymbal I use for most all gigs... is a cheap Paiste Bronze 502. I love it. So much I bought a second one just because I liked it so much. It fits what I do.....which is a little bit of everything each night...mostly classic rock - but it works well for blues, jazz, country and funk. And most nights - I need that versatility in a ride.
The "perfect" ride is in your mind - for what suits you. In my case....the perfect ride for me is one that works well in a variety of music situations and genres. The 502 is perfect for what I do and need.
If I was just playing heavier rock.....or even just classic rock...the rock rides I listed above would work fine. Which is why I used them for so many years and still do now and then.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:14 PM
-21" Sabian Carmine Appice Definition ride: Like the name says, this thing has great stick definition. Wouldn't want to crash it though. Would be ideal for metal or heavy rock where you need to really cut through the band.
-Istanbul 20" medium: even a newer one of these is really good if you're into rock n roll, classic rock, or fusion. My godfather in Connecticut has one of these and it's pretty amazing. You can hit it anywhere between the edge and bell and it sounds EXACTLY THE SAME.
-Zildjian 22" Medium Ride: in my high school jazz band we had one of these and it sounded great all the time. Not very crash-able, but for jazz, rock, funk, fusion, it was great. Very versatile. It only said "Zildjian 22" Medium Ride" on it and nothing else; no A or K. Although, I want to say it was an A Zildjian series.
-If you need a ride cymbal that can be easily crashed, then get an A Zildjian 20" Crash Ride. Not bad as a ride, but great for crashing. I have the 18" younger brother and it's fantastic.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:55 PM
J&B Custom Drums
eccentric drum systems (quicktorque cams, flatheadz drumhoops)
YELLOW_TOAD on 15-01 2009, 08:14:22
Bikinis should be small.....not drum sets.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:34 AM
But of course I can't afford any of those, so my 2002 is it for now lol.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:59 AM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:47 AM
Have you ever tried a Sabian paragon ride?
i'm still searching for mine......so far i like the sabian HHX evolution ride, the UFIP 21" bionic ride, i dont mind the meinl sand ride, wish i hadnt sold my old 70s paiste 2002 ride...
Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:50 PM
Another really nice ride is the zildjian crash of doom. Great stick definition and when you lay into it you'll get a really dissonant dark crash. Again, not everyones cup of tea (as i really like dark complex cymbals.)