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Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal

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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)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

surprised...

By Steven08

from South Bay, CA

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

Did my research, saved up and bought one of these. Alright so her are the facts, it was a definate improvement from the zbt used at my church, but durin songs there were parts where I couldnt get enough volume out of it. I use nylon sticks to make the cymbal sound brighter, I'm not sure if thats the problem. Overall its a great versatile cymbal that makes your whole drumset sound ALOT better. The "Ping" is great and the bell really rocks. A little expensive but still a definate buy.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ping Ride

By mattsorum

from NC

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.

(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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

bright and crisp!

By Miikee90

from Calexico, Ca

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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!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BOOM BABY!!

    By ForrestFiree

    from Hendersonville, TN

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    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.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bell-worthy for sure

    By kylewagoner

    from Fort Ashby, WV

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    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    good cymbal for a great price

    By hotcarl43

    from pottstown, pa

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    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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing ride!!

        By Anton

        from Cincinnati

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        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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best ride cymbal, period.

        By MattieTheDrummer616

        from Houston, Tx

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        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. :]

         
        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!!

           
          5.0

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

          By XsoldoutX

          from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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          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.

               
              5.0

              Just plain awesome ride!

              By Skizzy G

              from Bowling Green, KY

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

              I just got this ride for christmas and it's awesome. Great response, especially from the bell. I mainly play rock and jazz. Awesome for rock, and ok for jazz. Since I play more rock it's pefect, but if I switched to jazz I'd probably switch the ride too. I got the 20 inch. If you're not a fan of overtones, this isn't the ride for you - because there are a ton. But in any other case, this ride rules. It fits in really well with all my crashes (a ZBT, Dark K, and a Sabian Paragon) and makes them sound even better. It's pricey, but worth every cent.

               
              5.0

              Covers everything!

              By The Seuse

              from Brooklyn, Ohio

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

              this ride is the best i have ever played on. It is great for any form of music. I use it for both Rock and Jazz. It is great!

               
              5.0

              One of the best Rides I've ever gotten

              By Cleric

              from MA

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

              I tried out a few rides when I was in the market for one and a friend of mine let me try out his ping ride and I was determined to get one ever since. I wanted something that could put up with the beating it would recieve during heavier blast beat sequences, but something that would cut through and be heard. I was also looking specifically for something that had a large enough bell on it that I could hit during accents for such face paced music, but that didn't sound just like a Zil-Bel (though I have one of these too).I picked up the custom because, maybe it's just me, but I think they outlast the other cymbals and I just know they are a better quality. I've had mine for a few years now and I don't have a single complaint about this. It's never cracked and applying polish makes it shine like new. So if you're looking for a ride that will cut through a torrent of loud sounds I definitely recommend this.

               
              5.0

              Good but expected a bit more.

              By Scorpian96

              from PA

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

              I recently got this cymbal and I'm rather happy about it overall. The thing that really got my attention was the bell. This cymbal does have a nice ping but too much overtone for my taste. If your looking for a great bell sound then this is a great ride!

               
              5.0

              Amazing ride cymbal

              By Funk drummer 5/4

              from MA

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

              I bought a 22" and immediately fell in love with this cymbal. The name ping ride definitely says a lot about this ride, as it cuts through most noise and just sounds amazing! But the best part would have to be the bell. WOW.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good rock cymbal

              By Brandnameherodrummer

              from Nashua NH

              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

              I own an A custom ping ride. Ive wanted one for a really long time and when i got one i was really happy with the decision i made. i find that its best in live situations. you can crash it and get a full bodied crash in high volume situations like a live show and its ping cuts when playing patterns.the bell cuts fairly well. when it comes to recording i suggest u have an A series sweet ride.

               
              5.0

              Amazing ride

              By Sonitus

              from St. Paul, MN

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              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

              I just got this ride today and I love it. However, this ride is not your classic ride, it has a lot of crashy overtones which I love, but not all people do. It cuts through anything and roars when crashed at the bottom. By far the best ride I have ever played on!!! A+ for Zildjian.

               
              5.0

              AMAZING.

              By VHS Tenor

              from Santa Clarita, CA

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              Comments about Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride Cymbal:

              I LOVE this ride, especially since I've been living with Sabian B8s for so long. The bell is awesome. Seriously... this ride rules. Buy it.

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