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Zildjian Z Custom Ride   

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Cymbals that rock! Z Customs are designed to handle the pressure of driving, heavy music. They speak with a bright, penetrating voice with state-of-t...Read More

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Bright ping, medium spread, and strong stick definition.

Cymbals that rock! Z Customs are designed to handle the pressure of driving, heavy music. They speak with a bright, penetrating voice with state-of-the-art hammering, an exciting new look, and enhanced sound.

FEATURES
  • Alloy: 80% copper, 20% tin, traces of silver
  • Exclusive computer-controlled Z Custom hammering with unique hammer shapes
  • Fine lathing pattern of narrow, symmetrical grooves
  • Brilliant finish
  • Explodes with vitality
  • Bright, piercing, pronounced volume
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4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome Ride

I bought this about three months ago. This thing is freaking loud! I love it. This cymbal is awesome if you like loud, cutting, and bright. It's super thick, I don't...Read complete review

I bought this about three months ago. This thing is freaking loud! I love it. This cymbal is awesome if you like loud, cutting, and bright. It's super thick, I don't think I could crack this thing if I beat it with an aluminum baseball bat. I was always looking for a bright, cutting, big bell, and this bell is amazing, with a great body too. Needless to say, you could not crash on this thing. The only other thing I could say may be a problem is I have this and some Zildjian K Cusom cymbals, and it has no chemistry, also the volume of the cymbals are all too different. I ended up getting more Z Customs to even it out. But if you want a tip, the Z custom Zildjians go well with the A custom Zildjians if you dont like the crashes, splashes, hi-hats, etc. that Z custom Zildjians have to offer.

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Ive had better

I owned this ride for about 4 years, and I've played in everyhing from heavy metal to praise and worship. It is a one trick pony. Very loud and very unarticulated in the...Read complete review

I owned this ride for about 4 years, and I've played in everyhing from heavy metal to praise and worship. It is a one trick pony. Very loud and very unarticulated in the bell. The only way to get a good ping is by flirting with the bell on the side of your stick, otherwise its a pang. Extremly long sustain, and is very harsh when crashed. and EXTREMLY heavy, it tore my tuxedo case in half. I have an AAX stage ride and I love it. It is very versatile and sounds amazing and no where near as heavy. check it out.

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5.0

its pretty good

By mvnjuan

from mexico city

I just bough this ride about a week ago, cause I snapped an a custom, and its pretty much the same, I like the tone, and stick definition, could use a better bell tough, but just like the A but cheaper. Definitely a good buy.

 
5.0

Awesome Ride

By someone-IOhG9

from USA

I bought this about three months ago. This thing is freaking loud! I love it. This cymbal is awesome if you like loud, cutting, and bright. It's super thick, I don't think I could crack this thing if I beat it with an aluminum baseball bat. I was always looking for a bright, cutting, big bell, and this bell is amazing, with a great body too. Needless to say, you could not crash on this thing. The only other thing I could say may be a problem is I have this and some Zildjian K Cusom cymbals, and it has no chemistry, also the volume of the cymbals are all too different. I ended up getting more Z Customs to even it out. But if you want a tip, the Z custom Zildjians go well with the A custom Zildjians if you dont like the crashes, splashes, hi-hats, etc. that Z custom Zildjians have to offer.

 
5.0

Exactly what I wanted

By mtucliff-xpwWj

from Paw Paw, MI

I have had this ride for about 6 months now. I play in a metal band, and I have always needed a ride that can cut through the mix (I play the ride about 2/3 of the time, and hihat only 1/3). This ride cuts through great, without being too loud. The bell has a nice tone and I've had no trouble getting it to ring out nice. If you want a ride with some volume, but not so much that it drowns everything out, this is the one.

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5.0

Nice Ride

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I got this ride just recently and am amazed. This ride is very "pingy" and the bell is unbeatable. I use the bell often and love the way it sounds. This cymbal is for you if you love riding on the bell of cymbals. Great job zildjian.

 
5.0

20

By joe lamb-skflg

from new jersey

this ride is so good. the stick definition is amazing. I bought an a custom 22" ride as well, expecting it to have even better stick definition, but the z custom put it to shame. this cymbal is awesome.

 
3.0

Decent, but limited

By InTheWrist

from San Francisco, CA

Well, this cymbal IS what it claims to be. It possesses very good stick definition, is loud, and in a heavy rock/noize/chaos setting it will cut through, no doubt. Its tone is pretty decent. But one can't coax a whole lot of variation out of it... it isn't a nuanced ride. Also, I agree w/ others, the bell should produce a better tone than it does. Looks hecka cool. just bend at the waist when you pick it up, to avoid a hernia.

 
5.0

Z custom Ride review

By Drummerboywonder

from Milaca, MN

I like the sound for riding but if you want to crash on it, it doesn't sound very good.

 
5.0

Zildjian Z Custom Ride (20

By eratyptin

from Longmont, CO

I own this cymbal and it is currently in my setup. It has a very nice sound and tone to it and is extremely heavy and durable. It cuts through very well in a very loud band. I would buy this cymbal again if I had to, but I don't think it could even break if I dropped it from a two or three story building...it is that durable.

 
5.0

Awesome volume and great stick definition!

By drummerboy07-I0y7M

from New London, WI

Awesome volume and great stick definition! It works great with other z customs and bigger or heavier crashes. Very loud ping!

 
4.0

Z Custom Ride

By MetalDrummer85

from Allentown, NJ

I got the 20" about a year ago and I was impressed. It's great for anything thats not Jazz basically. If you want something for Jazz and Rock look into the A Custom.

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