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Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal   

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The Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal gives you strong high end and clear "ping" qualities. Developed with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta, A Cust...Read More

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      Get that defined ping thing!

      The Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal gives you strong high end and clear "ping" qualities. Developed with the assistance of Vinnie Colaiuta, 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 Ping Ride Cymbal
       
      4.9

      (based on 52 reviews)

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        (48)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright sound (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

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      5.0

      Tons of wash, not very much stick definition, & my fav ride.

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      from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Awesome Bell For Accents
      • Excellent Crash Qualities
      • Loud Washy Tone
      • Perfect For Heavy Music

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

          I have been using the 20" version of this ride exclusively since 2000, and it is most likely the only ride cymbal I will ever use again. This ride provides huge amounts of wash with minimal stick definition, which is absolutely perfect for my playing style. The bell sound is also very loud and pronounced, and works really well for accents in my beats. I was worried that I would break this ride fairly often, since A Customs are relatively thin in weight. I hit my cymbals / drums very hard and have only purchased four since I bought my first, which was 15 years ago. This is an ideal ride for drummers who don't really need a lot of stick definition,but want that awesome, glassy, wet wash out of their ride. Cuts through loud amplification without any problems. The bell's ping is also very impressive, and despite its "louder" qualities, it still has proven itself to be quite musical in more delicate situations. It's the pride of my cymbal collection, is a true workhorse, and is an absolutely beautiful cymbal. Recommended a thousand times over to everyone who plays hardcore punk, metal or other louder rock stuff.

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          5.0

          bright and crisp!

          By 

          from Calexico, Ca

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Really Loud Music

            Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

            MASSIVE ping, very very loud, the bell sounds really good and you can crash it!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good cymbal for a great price

            By 

            from pottstown, pa

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Great Bell

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

                I got the 20" for a 50% off closeout price plus a 15% off coupon. Could't pass up such a deal. Very nice cymbal overall. Bell has a great sweet spot. Extremely bright stick sound. Was a bit heavier than I expected so had less wash when crashed but better sticking. Quite happy with this deal.

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                5.0

                Outstanding Ride Cymbal-Affordable Price

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                from Bolivar, OH

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Bright Sound
                • Good quality crash
                • Quality Ping Sound
                • Responsive Feel

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Blues
                • Country
                • Jazz
                • Jazz Clubs
                • Rock
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

                Have been using a 20 in. Ludwig Paste Sizzler Ride since the 1960s. Love the "Sizzle" sound, but wanted a high quality "ping" ride cymbal to add to my set. Recently purchased Zildjian A Custom hi-hat cymbals through this site. Excellent cymbals. When I was able to purchase the Zildjian 22 in. A Custom Ping Ride over the July 4th holiday with an additional 15% discount, I could not resist. Love the cymbal and got it at a great price!

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Ping Ride

                Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

                I use this cymbal every time I play in church, and it is my favorite ride. It is perfect for any music style and projects very well, even at low volumes. It has the Guns 'n Roses sound and will work well for any type of rock music.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                BOOM BABY!!

                By 

                from Hendersonville, TN

                Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

                This is the best ride cymbal money can buy. It has the best ping i've ever heard, and trust me i've heard a few pings in my day ;-) This ride can be used in many different musical settings so overall it's a great buy. i love the ping, it's easy to crash, and man it sure is pretty.

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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Bell-worthy for sure

                By 

                from Fort Ashby, WV

                Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

                I've owned this for a while. It was what I bought to get out of using my initial ZBTs. The bell on it is pretty awesome but on mine in particular, it sounded darker than the one that came with my ZBTs. I don't know if they're all like that, but the ones I've heard are like that. The bell is very loud, though, and is great through a band. I've also used it in a jazz band setting and the ride really isn't made for that...however, in louder music, it works. I like side-sticking the edge sometimes at the top of crescendos. Don't buy it if you're looking for a jazzy ride.

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Keeper

                By 

                from Southern Md.

                Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

                I bought a 20" 8 years ago and still enjoy it. This ride cuts through a mix weather your playing on the bell,bow,or edge. Even cuts through at low volume.Great stick definition with wood or nylon tipped sticks.Very wet sounding.It is not a great crash (a little to resounding) for my style but thats what they make crashes for.This is also a durable ride.Mine gets used and sometimes abused and still no problem. I like to keep mine clean for that wet sound.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing ride!!

                By 

                from Milwaukee, WI

                Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

                I got a used 20'' ping ride that sounded very amazing when I got it. I was told it was over 10 years old, so I was surprised it sounded so amazing. the bell has some of the clearest definition Ive heard. I actually used a non abrasive metal cleaner on it and it seriously brought out the definition even more. It is a seriously great sounding ride, especially for softer songs and ballads, but I can play metal just as easily on it as well, especially the bell. Plus for the fact that it was claimed to be over 10 years old, its held up greatly. I think it's well worth the money, this cymbal will last.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The best ride cymbal, period.

                By 

                from Houston, Tx

                Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

                I've owned this cymbal for over 8 years, still no cracks, dents or key holing. Sounds perfect from Jazz to Extreme technical death metal and anything in between. Perfect stick definition, kinda crazy sounding crash qualities. Definitely loud. Cuts through 2 montser half stacks. I use this cymbal the most for blast beats and awkward ride patters. This cymbal will not let you down. Buy the 22". It's worth every penny. :]

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