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Meinl Soundcaster Fusion Medium Ride Cymbal
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The Meinl Soundcaster Fusion Medium Ride Cymbal offers defined, solid stick attack with a strong bell due to the unlathed surface. Its outside lathed...Read More
Defined, solid stick attack with medium sustain.
The Meinl Soundcaster Fusion Medium Ride Cymbal offers defined, solid stick attack with a strong bell due to the unlathed surface. Its outside lathed edge increases its spread with a medium sustain. It combines two different finishes in one cymbal. The lathed surface section effects a thinner edge due to its close lathing compared to the unlathed, brilliant finish area at the middle of the cymbal. These different material thickness' effect a warm and shimmering sound with an enhanced wash.
- Made of Meinl's B12 alloy
- Two different finishes in one (middle is unlathed brilliant, and the outside is a lathed traditional)
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- Bright Sound
- Responsive Feel
Comments about Meinl Soundcaster Fusion Medium Ride Cymbal:
I just bought this after owning & growing tired of big, pingy sounding rides for years. I had narrowed my choice between this & a Zildjian K "Ride" - both 20" (a cross between the 2 would've been perfect!). They were both similar in terms of the slightly washy sound & stick response. The K was a bit darker & quieter, which I though would sound better for more of a jazz player, but it did sound versatile & I like when a ride isn't overpowering.
I went w/ the Meinl. It has a bright attack, rich, slightly washy tone, & a medium decay. No unsettling overtones, whatsoever. The bell is decent sized, sounds good & will definitely cut through the music. It's definitely the most responsive ride I've ever played. The stick rebound is perfect which will help your groove. Playing a fast bebop pattern comes easier than w/ most rides. You can really get some different tones & "dimension" out of it depending where & how hard you hit it. This cymbal will sound great in any genre. i think my only minor issue w/ it is that it's a tad on the loud side (not an issue for hard rock & metal) & it seems to ring out for a long time. I'm thinking a couple strips of painters tape underneath should help both issues adequately.
BTW, I don't usually give much thought to how a cymbal looks, but this is the most beautiful cymbal I've ever seen! It's got a light copper hue. The unlathed middle is super reflective & the duller, lathed outer portion looks great too. I can see rainbows eminating from this thing!