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Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal  20 Inch

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Applicable for any style of music, Zildjian's A Custom Ride Cymbal enables you to articulate stick sound with a balanced wash. Cutting bell tone. Bri...Read More

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      Designed in collaboration with Vinnie Colaiuta.

      Applicable for any style of music, Zildjian's A Custom Ride Cymbal enables you to articulate stick sound with a balanced wash. Cutting bell tone. Brilliant finish. A Customs are made using radical rotary hammering techniques, thin weights, and a striking, brilliant finish for crisp, sweet, sophisticated sound.


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      ZildjianA Custom Medium Ride Cymbal
       
      4.6

      (based on 23 reviews)

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      Great sounding and versatile

      I've had a 21" and 22" in these A Custom Medium Rides now. In my opinion, you need to try these at least minimally somewhere (tapping in a store would...Read complete review

      I've had a 21" and 22" in these A Custom Medium Rides now. In my opinion, you need to try these at least minimally somewhere (tapping in a store would even help). I think you need to know what sound you need for what you're playing so you can choose the right one for you. The 21" allows a player to find a clear, sharp bell with ease. The ride pitch is lower than the 20" but higher than the 22". For me the 22" is better because of the lower pitch and potential for greater volume if needed (for Jazz, Classic Rock & Blues-I'm an old guy, been playing a long time). It's not as easy to locate the clear, sharp bell-sound on the 22" but I don't need that often anyway and it is there once you find it. I used to think of A Customs as Rock cymbals but they are great all-round. When recorded, The 21" sounded almost just like a 20" K Custom Medium Ride I used to have except the K was barely darker. I used to play 60's Zildjians and I'll take these A Customs every time over that "much-desired vintage sound".

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      Ok Cymbal

      I got this ride with the A Custom cymbal pack. At first I thought it sounded great, probably because I was upgrading from ZBT's. After about a year and a half of playing...Read complete review

      I got this ride with the A Custom cymbal pack. At first I thought it sounded great, probably because I was upgrading from ZBT's. After about a year and a half of playing with this ride, and hearing dozens of other ride cymbals, I decided that it just wasn't quite what I was looking for. I went to my local music store and tried some more expensive rides, and fell in love with the K Custom Dry Ride. Overall, though, this cymbal is good quality and sounds pretty nice.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not a fan

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

      This cymbal may work perfectly for you but it doesn't work for me. I got it as part of the A Custom Pack, which is still a good deal even though I don't like the ride. This cymbal is very high pitched and has long decay. For the first several weeks I kept trying it thinking, "I must be missing something", until I finally decided that I just don't like it. I've tried it with different kinds of sticks and with moongels and I couldn't find a setup I liked. In my opinion the Sabian AAX Stage Ride 20" fits much better with the A Custom Pack.

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      5.0

      Good ride.

      By Blake May

      from Attica, IN

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

      I've had this cymbal for a few months. It sound great when crashing and it's pretty articulate to for like jazzy stuff. It's really loud too! The only thing that disappointed me was the bell on it. My zbt ride has a better bell but other than its great.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Ok Cymbal

      By PearlReference7101

      from Kansas City, Missouri

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

      I got this ride with the A Custom cymbal pack. At first I thought it sounded great, probably because I was upgrading from ZBT's. After about a year and a half of playing with this ride, and hearing dozens of other ride cymbals, I decided that it just wasn't quite what I was looking for. I went to my local music store and tried some more expensive rides, and fell in love with the K Custom Dry Ride. Overall, though, this cymbal is good quality and sounds pretty nice.

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      5.0

      awsome

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

      it is a great sounding ride had a very nice ding the only problem is it had long decay, but that can be very easly fixed and still have it sound great just put a moongel on the bottom on the bell. I would recommed this to anyone.(but i dont know much cause this is my first ride)i got the 20 inch

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great all-purpose ride

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

      I have both the 20" and 22". Both have just enough stick definition and wash to be excellent all-purpose rides. Short decay. Not as tinny-sounding as the A Series or as dark as the K. The 22" has a lower pitch but it's slightly greater wash and volume gets you heard where the higher pitch of the 20" accomplishes this. Either may be used for everything from jazz to classic rock. But you'll need more ping and volume for metal, etc. ... or, as so many seem to do nowadays, just thrash on a crash cymbal and call it playing ride.

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      2.0

      Not For Me

      By The Truth-4XuAz

      from Stalkerville

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

      I have the 20" and it just sounds like crap. I didn't buy it separately though, it came with a cymbal pack. It's really just too loud and it's pitch is nothing good. It doesn't fit any style of music I play and definitely not a jazz one either. I don't like how it's so thick, and the bell (though it is loud) is very small and sometimes I miss it. I would not recommend this ride to anyone.

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      5.0

      Great sounding and versatile

      By TBone98

      from Mid-Atlantic US

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

      I've had a 21" and 22" in these A Custom Medium Rides now. In my opinion, you need to try these at least minimally somewhere (tapping in a store would even help). I think you need to know what sound you need for what you're playing so you can choose the right one for you. The 21" allows a player to find a clear, sharp bell with ease. The ride pitch is lower than the 20" but higher than the 22". For me the 22" is better because of the lower pitch and potential for greater volume if needed (for Jazz, Classic Rock & Blues-I'm an old guy, been playing a long time). It's not as easy to locate the clear, sharp bell-sound on the 22" but I don't need that often anyway and it is there once you find it. I used to think of A Customs as Rock cymbals but they are great all-round. When recorded, The 21" sounded almost just like a 20" K Custom Medium Ride I used to have except the K was barely darker. I used to play 60's Zildjians and I'll take these A Customs every time over that "much-desired vintage sound".

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      5.0

      amazing ride.

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

      I searched all around for a versatile and all around great sounding ride for a long time, and this was the best one I found. I own a 20 inch, and it is one of the best sounding cymbals I've ever played. I play lots of styles, and this sounds great for all of them. It also has an awesome bell that is really cutting and clean. It's a little pricey, but I recommend it strongly.

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      5.0

      EXCELLENT RIDE

      By Classic K

      from Chicago

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

      This is by far the best sounding ride cymbal I have heard. The bell has a great ping and sounds crisp but at the same time dark. I love the warm tone and little overtone to it. Excellent cymbal all around.

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      5.0

      GREAT CYMBAL!!!!!!!

      By Bandman12

      from Elkins WV

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

      I bought this cymbol 4 months ago, and I love it. It has a great bell that i love to play on. It sticks out above everything else. The only things bad is that it is a little pricey (but is worth it) and it gets finger prints easily.

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