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Zildjian ZBT Rock Ride Cymbal

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The Zildjian ZBT Rock Ride Cymbal delivers bright, cutting, high-pitched tone. Precise, clean stick definition.Zildjian ZBT Rock cymbals feature heav...Click To Read More About This Product

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Slices through the mix like a knife!

The Zildjian ZBT Rock Ride Cymbal delivers bright, cutting, high-pitched tone. Precise, clean stick definition.

Zildjian ZBT Rock cymbals feature heavier weights for rock settings where the cymbals really need to cut through the music. Stronger clarity and projection.


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ZildjianZBT Rock Ride Cymbal
 
4.3

(based on 30 reviews)

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the best ride on the market: despite price

I bought this ZBT Zildjian ride probably about 6 or more years ago. I went in to a music store, with cash in hand...and was shopping for "the perfect...Read complete review

I bought this ZBT Zildjian ride probably about 6 or more years ago. I went in to a music store, with cash in hand...and was shopping for "the perfect cymbal" despite the price. I had saved up about 300 dollars and was ready. Every high dollar ride I tried out sounded like crap. All muddy and not distinct. I needed something that could "PING" and cut...I play ROCK music, but play with a bit of a FUNK and even DISCO style most of the time. Anyway, finally I tried a ZBT and boom!!! that was exactly the sound I was looking for. I have all other "A" ZILDJIAN cymbals, and paid more for my 10" splash than I did for this RIDE. It's awesome. I had money left over for other things. I suggest you do the same. I toured for 3 years (3 nights per week) with this one, and now I use it weekly at church. It still sounds great and has no damage at all. It looks like crap though...I never clean it.Buy this one, save your hundreds for some "A" Zildjian splashes like I did.

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Just ok...

This cymbal is great for the price but probably not worth the money by itself. I got it in a pack and overall it was worth it. This cymbal rings like no other!...Read complete review

This cymbal is great for the price but probably not worth the money by itself. I got it in a pack and overall it was worth it. This cymbal rings like no other! As you begin to play it has a nice tone, but after a few seconds there is a loud ringing sound that builds and gets really annoying. I have 6 pieces of duct tape on the bottom to shut it up a bit. Overall no that bad, but i would recommend saving for an A Custom or a 20" ZHT would also be a good choice with great sound for the price. And the ZHT does not build a bad ring.

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5.0

Sweet Sweet Sound

By bridogmt

from Great Falls, MT

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Comments about Zildjian ZBT Rock Ride Cymbal:

Even though this is the low end of Zildjian products, this ride is classy. I play in a jazz/swing band and this cymbal sounds great with horns. Playing the bell also cuts through on latin rythm. Playing rock on this beauty is easy and it is tough enough to take a beating.

 
4.0

Great

By MegaWolf120

from Prescott Valley, 98

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Really Cuts Through

Cons

  • Bell Sound Is Flat
  • Resonates For A Long Time

Best Uses

  • Rock

Comments about Zildjian ZBT Rock Ride Cymbal:

If you want something that really cuts through the noise you should get this.

 
3.0

Just ok...

By Kingdavid332

from pullman, wa

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Comments about Zildjian ZBT Rock Ride Cymbal:

This cymbal is great for the price but probably not worth the money by itself. I got it in a pack and overall it was worth it. This cymbal rings like no other! As you begin to play it has a nice tone, but after a few seconds there is a loud ringing sound that builds and gets really annoying. I have 6 pieces of duct tape on the bottom to shut it up a bit. Overall no that bad, but i would recommend saving for an A Custom or a 20" ZHT would also be a good choice with great sound for the price. And the ZHT does not build a bad ring.

 
4.0

Great for begginers

By Marky Mark

from Jersey

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Comments about Zildjian ZBT Rock Ride Cymbal:

This ride is very strong-I can almost garentee it won't chip/crack on you. It's a very bright and gongy-which may be a good thing, but I don't really like the sound.If you are looking for a new set of cymbals or just a new ride, I would suggest the Paiste PST-5 over this.

 
5.0

the best ride on the market: despite price

By GERM

from Madras, OR

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Comments about Zildjian ZBT Rock Ride Cymbal:

I bought this ZBT Zildjian ride probably about 6 or more years ago. I went in to a music store, with cash in hand...and was shopping for "the perfect cymbal" despite the price. I had saved up about 300 dollars and was ready. Every high dollar ride I tried out sounded like crap. All muddy and not distinct. I needed something that could "PING" and cut...I play ROCK music, but play with a bit of a FUNK and even DISCO style most of the time. Anyway, finally I tried a ZBT and boom!!! that was exactly the sound I was looking for. I have all other "A" ZILDJIAN cymbals, and paid more for my 10" splash than I did for this RIDE. It's awesome. I had money left over for other things. I suggest you do the same. I toured for 3 years (3 nights per week) with this one, and now I use it weekly at church. It still sounds great and has no damage at all. It looks like crap though...I never clean it.Buy this one, save your hundreds for some "A" Zildjian splashes like I did.

 
5.0

GREAT CYMBAL

By Drummindude

from Chicago

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Comments about Zildjian ZBT Rock Ride Cymbal:

I've been playing on a Crash/Ride for many years now. I just got this baby last night, and wow, is all I can say. The cymbal has the perfect ring you want to hear, it's not annoying either. The sound doesn't build like some rides, though keeps a steady sound. My personal opinion is that the cymbal really compliments the Sabian crashes I own. Great sounding cymbal, heavy, seemingly durable, and again, just a great sound. Hope to be playing it more.

 
4.0

OK

By Frat Rat 420

from Northwest coast, U.S.

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Comments about Zildjian ZBT Rock Ride Cymbal:

It sounds nice when you hit it, but there is an etremely long sustain after you hit it. my advice is that you should save up a little more money for some other kind of cymbal, a K or A custom. But if you're low on cash, then this cymbal is ok.

 
4.0

great value, for budget musicians.

By Mapexdrummer345

from mel. fl

Comments about Zildjian ZBT Rock Ride Cymbal:

Great ride for anyone on a budget, or just entering the world of percussion. Has a Ping sound and is very lighthearted. Not high end not low end.

 
5.0

Amazing

By SamZee

from Naperville, IL

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Comments about Zildjian ZBT Rock Ride Cymbal:

This has got to be one of the greatest rides out there, at least to my liking.There are pricier ones and whatnot, but their just not the same. In my opinion, it is the perfect sound for a ride, and by perfect sound I refer to the usually unnoticeable overtones, the seemingly perfect stick definition, sustain, (Depending how tight you have it) the amazing brightness that I love, and the incredible bell sounds one can get out of it. The bell is literally perfect in what spice it can add to a prolonged beat, and phenomenal accenting.Different people will have different preferences in the audible properties of a cymbal but this one seems to be near perfect to my liking.For such a ride, the price is unbeatable, I know I will be ordering this one soon.

 
5.0

Cheap price..great sound!!

By Earth Rider

from Flyover country

Comments about Zildjian ZBT Rock Ride Cymbal:

I usually use an Earth Ride so I know my "ping" I needed a cheap practice ride with a similar sound so I picked this up. I was pleasantly suprised!! About 5.5 to 6lb and a bright ping. Sounds as good as my K custom dry or my Earth Ride!! BUY IT, you won't regret it!!

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