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Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal  22 in.

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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 53 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (49)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright sound (4)
      • Responsive feel (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses
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      5.0

      The best Ride for me out there!!

      By Nel

      from Bogota, Colombia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Awesome stick definition
      • Beautiful Wash
      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Massive Ping qualities
      • Responsive Feel
      • Supreme bell

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Large venues
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

        Well I must say this is the best Ride cymbal I have ever played on and I've played a few in my years of playing. I started playing around 95' and I used to have an 18 Sabian B8 CrashRide wich I really liked except for the bell, you had to hit it with the edge of the stick to get a good sound from it, otherwise it would sound dead, but apart from that the bow sounded reallynice to me, a little bit jazzy I think, and it crashed really well too. Much better than any low end Zildjian like ZBT's. BUT, since I became a Rush, The police Fan I noticed the great sound they had from their Rides. So I started doing my research and I found in theory this would be a Ride that would give me those qualities I was looking for. Luckily after a few months I found an add for a used one and it was for half its real price. I couldnt be happier now, everything I had read before was true!! And the best part is I got it really cheap and the sound improvement it gave to my kit is unbelievable. Now when I play along my favorite songs or with other musicians I can get that Sweet Ride Sound. Bright but classy, perfect amount of wash, awesome stick definition, massive beautiful defined Pingy Bell(wich I think is its best quality, I mean what else can you ask for from a Ride cymbal? jaja the funny thing is that ALL my other cymbals are Sabian, but in the Ride department, Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride is the King for me!! Cheers!!

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        5.0

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

        By XsoldoutX

        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 Miikee90

            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 hotcarl43

              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

                  By Glenn

                  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 ForrestFiree

                  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 kylewagoner

                  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 Fallin

                  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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                  5.0

                  Amazing ride!!

                  By Anton

                  from Cincinnati

                  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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