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Zildjian A Series Rock Ride Cymbal   

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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, ...Read More

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      Strong ride beat and cutting bell sound.

      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 Rock Ride Cymbal
       
      4.8

      (based on 9 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

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      • 3 Stars

         

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

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

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses

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      5.0

      I've played a lot of rides, but only own this one.

      By Earl H

      from Augusta, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

          I've had the 21" for 30 years. I've played a lot of rides, mostly Zildjians, but nothing has that "better" sound to make me change my ride. It has that classic, quintessential ping plus cutting power, especially in the bell. Now, some don't crash this bad boy, but I do. It swells and crashes great with accents using the shoulder of the stick. It sounds great live, even the crashes, but trying to record the crashes on this thing gets washed out in the overtones. It was so much of a headache for the sound engineer that I had to move and use another cymbal to crash on just to record. Well, it is a ride after all. Durability is great; versatility is great; and that classic sound... great.

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          5.0

          21 inch A rock ride.

          By Dick Fiizhugh

          from dallas tx

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

              I have had this one since 1983. Great wash, crisp sticking and killer bell cutting thru when played with edge of stick. Think of the sound the dude from journey makes in who's crying now.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By JDTotten68

              from Harker Heights, TX

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Bright Sound
              • Responsive Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

                  I bought the 21 in. Rock Ride in 1983,and I still use it regularly. It's a real workhorse of a ride cymbal. In the last 29 years I've played everything from heavy metal and prog rock to classic country, and this cymbal has worked for all of it. All I need to do is use different sticks depending on the musical style. It's definitely not a crash-ride, but if you like clean stick definition and good projection, this cymbal is worth checking out.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Dynamics

                  By Toadie

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

                  I've used this cymbal for many years.....in many different situations. You can beat the tar out of it for a strong rock ride sound....or you can play it lightly for a blues or even country gig. Plenty of definition on the bell when struck with the shoulder of the stick....or a nice clear ping when struck with the tip. Sure....It's a "Rock" ride.....but it can be used for less rock situations too.

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                  4.0

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                  By neenmeister_1

                  from Bloomfield, NM

                  Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

                  I own the 20 inch ride. It has a lot of wash. The only real definition you get is from the bell. I am not complaining though, I also use an A Custom ping ride so that is where I get my definition when I need it. This is an awesome ride for keeping a nice steady sound going.

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                  5.0

                  very crisp and strong, can with hold strong playin

                  By sull

                  from Southborough

                  Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

                  strong and crisp

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Finding your cymbal sound

                  By Adam-yTIDU

                  from Lubbock, TX

                  Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

                  hey guys, this cymbal is aight, but if you're looking for a good distinct ping sound I wouldn't go with this one....I have to hit it right near the bell or on the bell every time to get the sound I want which I don't like. Other than that the cymbal is a quality cymbal. Sound prefernce is what it's all about.

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                  5.0

                  crazy ride

                  By RaWDrUmS22-zMen_

                  from Huntley, IL

                  Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

                  This ride is awesome. The bell is great. Very clean stick definition. Really speaks well when you record.

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                  5.0

                  Great, later

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Zildjian A Series Rock Ride Cymbal:

                  It is a great ride, it just takes some getting used to. it is very loud and overhelming at times, but once you get used to it, it's awesome.

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