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Zildjian A Series Medium Ride 22 in.

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The A Series Zildjian is the world's most popular and versatile cymbal. Created from cast bronze alloy of 80% copper, 20% tin, and traces of silver, ...Click To Read More About This Product

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All-purpose ride with medium pitch.

The A Series Zildjian is the world's most popular and versatile cymbal. Created from cast bronze alloy of 80% copper, 20% tin, and traces of silver, it is symmetrically machine hammered and lathed with a traditional wide groove. The result is an exuberant cymbal that bursts with a classic voice that is pure, bright, and expressive.


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ZildjianA Series Medium Ride
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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Ridin' Dirty

I have had this ride for almost a year and it is a great ride! excellent ping and great cut! when im playing to music no matter how loud this cymbal cuts through...Read complete review

I have had this ride for almost a year and it is a great ride! excellent ping and great cut! when im playing to music no matter how loud this cymbal cuts through it, which is great when playing live! I played live a few times with this cymbal and in an acoustic setting this cymbal is great! Personally I do wish it had a little bigger bell and a little less sustain, I like my rides dryer. But it is a great ride overall. Zildjian is always the way to go, and I would happily purchase this ride again. Love this cymbal! Dark, great ping, medium sustain, good bell...if you like all these go for it! take it from me you wont regret it

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A true MEDIUM ride

Well the 20" Zildjian Medium Ride changes in character every year. The one I have was part of a set purchased new about 7 months ago. It's more like a medium-heavy ride...Read complete review

Well the 20" Zildjian Medium Ride changes in character every year. The one I have was part of a set purchased new about 7 months ago. It's more like a medium-heavy ride though. It doesn't have the medium-to-thin taper the old ones did. It's just medium weight all around. It rings quite a long time and can be quite loud if you aren't careful. Nice pingy definition like the old ones though just without the quick decay. The bell is higher pitched and fairly loud. This ride will sound better those those listening than to you playing it though. Overall, a versatile medium ride. It just doesn't sound great in any situation, but it gets the job done.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ridin' Dirty

By anthony zeppetella

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

I have had this ride for almost a year and it is a great ride! excellent ping and great cut! when im playing to music no matter how loud this cymbal cuts through it, which is great when playing live! I played live a few times with this cymbal and in an acoustic setting this cymbal is great! Personally I do wish it had a little bigger bell and a little less sustain, I like my rides dryer. But it is a great ride overall. Zildjian is always the way to go, and I would happily purchase this ride again. Love this cymbal! Dark, great ping, medium sustain, good bell...if you like all these go for it! take it from me you wont regret it

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great ride for the price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

This ride is great for any sort of style. Yes, it does need to be broken in. I didnt like it at first. It was given to me as a gift. After 5 years it finally cracked which is very sad. The bell is pretty nice and you can use it for a crash if you would like. The price is right there if your looking for something not too up there.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

classic

By henryB

from chi

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

lasted me over 3 years, no sign of cracking. Still sounds new

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great cymbal

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

very good cymbal. good ping to it. the bell isn't perfect, though, but still pretty good. highly recommend it for any drummer.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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By Allmandrummer04

from Syr, NY

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

The best Ride I've ever played. I give this one a 10, it can be used for all sorts of music, but it's ideal for jazz and blues.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Jack of all trades

By Adam-PzhZL

from Australia

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

The saying "jack of all trades, master of none" applies here, I reckon. Good value - especially second hand - but not quite up there with K's, Sigs, etc obviously. Too much wash for articulated 'ping' work, but too gong-like for quality crash-ride work. I play rock, so I like to lay into it, but sometimes it gets a little out-of-control, wash-wise. Still, not too bad. Works well with the Avedis 18" medium-thin crash.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great ride cymbal

By doAD-I8kiM

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

Sounds great in most situations. I have had it for several months and still not a sign of a crack or dent, and I play hard. It has a nice bell (though it rings a bit long). All in all it is well worth buying this cymbal.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Don't crash on this!!!

By bruford2112

from Grand Rapids, MN

Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

I bought the 20' A series ride. I liked the way it sounded, but it obviously wasn't designed for the hard crashing I was using it for in the style of rock I play. It was cracked in two places in about 8 months and now it sounds like a splash cymbal. However, it has a poor ping and wouldn't ride well for jazz either. I do not recommend this cymbal for hard rock or jazz. Look into the thicker rides or the K series. Otherwise you'll be disappointed with its sound or its durability.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By Max

from undisclosed

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Focused Crash
  • Full Crash
  • Responsive Feel

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

      can't get enough of it. buy it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It's good for it's price

      By SRVDrumma

      from Bay Area, CA

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

      It's a good cymbal... it just has the ring to its end, as most cymbals do... i used a resonator tab and put it on the bottom of the cymbal under the bell... it truely is a good cymbal for its price.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great ride cymbal

      By yamahadrummer09

      from pennsylvania

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

      i got this ride used from my local music shop in august 2006. It is my second favorite next to my K ride. It has a really nice sound, the sound you would expect from Zildjian. The bell has a really good sound also. I reccommend it to anyone, very good sound for all styles of music.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very versatile and sounds great!

      By CREAMdrummer13

      from Abingdon, MD

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

      I got a 20" Medium ride for Christmas of '05 and its still in perfect condition. It has a high pitched (in a good way) sound when you hit it but has many brilliant, warm overtones. When played softly you don't get as many of these, but you still have their presence. It goes well with any type of music, but I like it better for soft things like jazz.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      A true MEDIUM ride

      By cymbalrider

      from NC

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

      Well the 20" Zildjian Medium Ride changes in character every year. The one I have was part of a set purchased new about 7 months ago. It's more like a medium-heavy ride though. It doesn't have the medium-to-thin taper the old ones did. It's just medium weight all around. It rings quite a long time and can be quite loud if you aren't careful. Nice pingy definition like the old ones though just without the quick decay. The bell is higher pitched and fairly loud. This ride will sound better those those listening than to you playing it though. Overall, a versatile medium ride. It just doesn't sound great in any situation, but it gets the job done.

       
      5.0

      Buy this cymbal!

      By spadeboy01

      from Austin, Texas

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

      This is a truly great ride cymbal. It is articulate but is not ridiculously dry like some of the K customs. I would highly recomend it to any drummer that wants a great ride.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awesome ride

      By PDFdrummer

      from Des Moines, IA

      Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

      I bought a 20' new from a guy near where I live for $140 and I am so glad I did. I used to be playing a crappy Planet Z 20' and it was the bane of my kit. I play very fast rock and it provides the great stick definition that I need on the whole cymbal, but the bell could be better. Before buying this, I compared it to Sabian's AA Medium 20' and Vault 20', Paiste's Alpha Medium 20' 2002 20', and Meinl's Byzance 20', and this sounded best to me. Overall, I recommend this cymbal unless you can afford Paiste Signatures, which are the best you can buy, but they have staggering pricetags.

       
      5.0

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      By that one guy-X9UVH

      from Mesa, AZ

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Medium Ride:

      I played a 22 inch - you have to hit it hard to get a good sound out of it, but it sounds awesome.

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