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Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal

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A balanced, medium-weight ride made for intermediate players.

This Zildjian ZBT Ride cymbal delivers high-pitched tone, precise and clean stick definition.

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20"

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ZildjianZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive feel (17)
  • Bright sound (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (12)
  • Accompaniment (9)
  • Jazz clubs (6)
  • Soundtracks (5)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (13), Experienced (7)

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very nice my son loved it birthday prese

By wingsofgoldglitter

from Homer Ny

Pros

  • Awsome

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

      My son is autistic.and plays the drums , and is pretty good at it He will never be in a band but when he is home from volunteering in the community playing drums is one of the things he likes to do in his spare time. I am not rich this has Been a place I can get the deals to feed my son's love of music.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      clean ride, cheap deal

      By professor chill

      from El Paso TX

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      Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

      So, it was a "DOORBUSTER" deal and really cheap, but nicer than expected. I use it for my outdoor kit, playing in sun, heat, humidity, and yuk. Compares nicely to a Sabian B8 ride I'd borrowed. I use nylon tips, and this ZBT has good-to-very-good stick definition and low wash buildup. Surprising as Zildian ZBT didn't use to have this quality and thickness that I remember. A win-win for me.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Inexpensive and a good value

      By Too Old to Quit

      from South Dakota

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Responsive Feel
      • Tone

      Cons

      • No Cons For Me

      Best Uses

        Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

        I ordered this because of the (ridiculously)low price and to replace a slightly cracked (and expensive) 20" Paiste ride that I have played since the 1970's. I'm no longer playing in clubs but I wanted something different and thought I'd give this a shot. When it arrived I took it out of the box and swapped it out with the 20" Paiste. I was pleasantly surprised. Clean stick definition, and waaaaay less wash build-up than I expected from an economy cymbal. And the wash was not overly loud, or messy or unpleasant in my opinion. The stick ping was higher pitched than my older Paiste, which I like and prefer in general. I liked the bell...clean and loud, again a little higher in pitch. I can't say at this point how it will sound behind a band or to record...I'll check that out ASAP. But for sure it's an outstanding value for a beginner, and as a former semi pro player, a good value for me as well. I have a strong suspicion I would use this if I were still playing gigs.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sound Strong bell

        By Sparky

        from Roanoke, Virginia

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        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Explosive Attack
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • Live Studio
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks
          • Symphonies

          Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

          This was a special buy. but if you find one used or they offer them again jump on it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice blend with my 1966 vintage 22" ride

          By Bronson

          from St. Marys, PA 15857

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Responsive Feel
          • Sweet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • All-style Band
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

            I like the blend with my 1966 vintage 22" Zildjian rider. All my cymbals are Zildjian. I like their sounds whether ride, crash or hats. They accompany my Ludwig drums well.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Deal

            By Fred Fleet

            from Anchorage , AK

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            Pros

            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

              It was a "Stupid Deal" of the Day and good quality for the money. I'm not a drummer , but he says it might work as a crash. I have a set and just add to it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice cymbal for the price!

              By Wildcat Kelly

              from Delmar, DE

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              Pros

              • Bright Sound
              • Responsive Feel
              • Sounds Great

              Cons

              • Pretty Heavy
              • Scratches Easily

              Best Uses

              • Any Gig
              • Practice

              Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

              Even though this is not Zildjian's top of the line ride, this is a great purchase for the price. It has more ping and a brighter sound than my older, more expensive Zildjian "A" ride. This cymbal is loud enough to cut thru on even loud rock tunes,and sounds pretty sweet. This is also great as a back up with with your practice kit,so you don't have to lug all of your cymbals to practice. Nice purchase.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love the sound - it fits perfect!

              By Tishia

              from Whidbey Island

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • A Super Deal - Awesome
              • Bright Sound
              • Responsive Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Venues

                Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

                Needed a nice cymbal to go with my new cocktail setup - this fit the picture and has a bright full sound

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Well spent money

                By Drummer

                from Wichita, KS

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                Pros

                • Bright Sound
                • Responsive Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • Jazz Clubs
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

                  I bought this cymbal because it was priced where I felt if it sounded bad I would just send it back. Otherwise I felt if it was respectable it was would be worth the price because I like to have a varitety in my sound from time to time and the ride cymbal in jazz is a critical component of my sound. Over the years I have learned that until I use a cymbal with the band I can not truly rate it. I have bought many a cymbal that I thought sounded great until I used them with the band. To my surprise this cymbal amazed me the first gig I played it on. It has the pefect sound I have hoped for but couldn't find at any price. Keep in mind most of the gigs I play are from very soft to meduim volume. I am not sure how this cymbal will perform on a rock gig.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Big unit with lots of resonance

                  By GTPlife

                  from Marquette, MI

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                  Pros

                  • Bright Sound
                  • Focused Crash
                  • Responsive Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jazz Clubs
                    • Small Venues
                    • Soundtracks

                    Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

                    NIce finish sound & feel. Big unit with lots of resonance that rings long after the crash. Beautiful tone and shimmer, excellent addition to my 2nd hand set. Gonna make our band's drummer happy when he gets his load out, loves to hit those cymbals…

                     
                    4.0

                    Excellent for 40

                    By MARKDRUMS

                    from MEXICO CITY

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                    Pros

                    • Bright Sound
                    • Responsive Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

                      For USD40 it's great. I purchased this for a friend and had the chance to try it. Not fair to compare with top line seriesw but in an entry level it's fine.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Cymbal for the price!

                      By Seven72nd

                      from Binghamton, NY

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Bright Sound
                      • Full Crash
                      • Responsive Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

                          I bought two for my drummer friends and they both have them already but were happy to have them at the stupid deal price.

                           
                          5.0

                          Was not such a stupid deal of the day

                          By So Flo wid da Mo Jo

                          from So Flo ... South Florida

                          About Me Novice

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                          Pros

                          • Plays Well
                          • Responsive Feel

                          Cons

                          • Can't Really Find One Now

                          Best Uses

                          • Mine Is For Home And Me

                          Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

                          Got it on stupid deal of the day, but you can buy it now at the same low price. For this price, I could not go wrong. I will probably buy another. Also, thought b8 would be cheep material but this cymbal was heavy in weight and felt solid.

                           
                          4.0

                          Bought for friend

                          Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

                          Our drummer is a great guy and has done work for us so I thought I would buy this for him because it was a great deal. He seemed very happy when we gave it to him. I will have to ask him how he likes it when I see him.

                           
                          4.0

                          20 inch ride

                          By MSbluesman

                          from Mendenhall MS

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                          Pros

                          • Bright Sound
                          • Responsive Feel
                          • This Is A Great Deal

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Soundtracks

                            Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

                            I don't know if it is because its new or what but it sounds great sounds good in Pro-Tools too.

                             
                            5.0

                            ZBT20R-X ride

                            By Yoda

                            from Tulsa, Oklahoma

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                            Pros

                            • Nice bright sound

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Soundtracks

                            Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

                            Impossible to beat a Zildjian cymbal at this price. Sounds great.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great practice ride!

                            By pj

                            from arizona

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                            Pros

                            • Bright Sound
                            • Responsive Feel

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practice
                              • Small Venues

                              Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

                              I was pleasantly surprised how great this cymbal sounds. It's heavy and has a nice feel. It's not too loud so makes a great practice ride. Can't go wrong for the price!

                               
                              5.0

                              BEST Zildjian EVER!

                              By Detroit Rocker

                              from DETROIT, MICHIGAN

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                              Pros

                              • Bright Sound
                              • Great Clarity
                              • Responsive Feel

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Accompaniment
                                • Concert Venues
                                • Recording
                                • Small Venues

                                Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

                                The Zildjian ZBT20R-X is the best Zildjian I have ever heard or owned. The price was great but I was pleasantly surprised by the tone. This is the brightest, clearest Zildjian ever, much better than others, similar to the Paiste 502. They MUST have changed the formula of the alloy. I had to EQ the heck out of my Zildjians before when recording, but this one will change that.

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great value on July 4th sale

                                By Chyb.

                                from Palm Bay, FL

                                About Me Professional Musician

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                                Pros

                                • Carries Well Un Mic'd
                                • Responsive Feel

                                Cons

                                • Flat Sound
                                • Less Hi End Than
                                • Less Hi-end Than "k's"

                                Best Uses

                                • Jazz Clubs
                                • School Bands

                                Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

                                It's not a cymbal that I would use for recording, because it lacks the "sparkle" found in Zildjain's "A," or "K" line, but for the price, it represents a true value. The lathing ends about an inch inside the rim, and to my eye it isn't as deeply cut as my (more expensive) 21" ride, and that may account for the lower price point.

                                All in all it represents an opportunity to own Zildhain quality and craftsmanship at a bargain price.

                                 
                                5.0

                                I loved it

                                By Roccocloud

                                from Youngstown Ohio

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                                Pros

                                • Bright Sound
                                • Explosive Attack
                                • Great Ride For The Money
                                • Responsive Feel

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Accompaniment
                                  • Soundtracks

                                  Comments about Zildjian ZBT20R-X Ride Cymbal:

                                  Loved it for the money. Great deal.

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