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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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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3.0

Decent, but limited

By InTheWrist

from San Francisco, CA

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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

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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

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.

 
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

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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.

 
5.0

Great Ride Cymbal

By Hott Toddy

from NorCal

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Has a very unique sound any way you hit it - a hard pang sound from the bell, a loud, high-pitched, defined sound when used as a crash-ride, and a wonderfully smooth normal ride sound - not too light and not too dark. I learned after I bought mine that the 20" is used by Staind's drummer - a sure sign that you can count on these.

 
4.0

good for playing loud

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

i got this ride about a week ago, and it's awesome for playing loud and fast. but i was a little disappointed because its definitely not a ride you can use as a "ride". when played lightly it's not soft and articulate and it rings a whole lot. but it's very durable, and sounds great when played loudly.

 
5.0

Awesome Ride

By someone-IOhG9

from USA

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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.

 
3.0

Ive had better

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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.

 
3.0

Kind of Disappointed

By MrP-pWNiE

from MA

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I've had this ride for around 3 years now and it has never really cut through like I would have wanted it to. It claims to be for extreme music but when in the mix it doesn't come through, and the bell might as well not be there, because it has such a "dead" sound, you need to crack it with the side of the stick to get anything out of it. For the money you can probably do better.

 
4.0

Only good for certain things-but good at those.

By imgod

from TRi-cities washington

It's a good ride for punk metal and hardcore and rock yeah-but if u want to do much with it it isnt good-but if ur all about the noise get it-but if u like to play it clean and just lay out on the ride find something thinner and lighter.

 
5.0

when all else fails, crash it

By avedisdrummer

from Chicopee, MA

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i have owned this cymbal for about 6 months now, and i have gone back and forth many times on whether or not i like it. the bell is excessively loud when played with the side of stick, and too soft when played with the bead. also, it has a massive amount of sustain. this product is perfect if you have another cymbal with a bell you like, cuz you won't like this 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

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.

 
5.0

its pretty good

By mvnjuan

from mexico city

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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

The best Ride Cymbal.

By punkrockskater6

from Norton, MA

SWEET! Rings out forever, making it sound awesome. The best ride cymbal available.

 
4.0

Z Custom Ride is okay

By Rac

from Hawaii

I've played this cymbal for five years now and am still looking for a cymbal with a difinite PING sound. Its okay .. lots of wash, a bit more sustain then I wanted but a very hard working cymbal and cuts through fine but the bell could be louder. If not hit cleanly, it will ring over the shallow ping and sound washy.

 
5.0

Awesome!

By slipkn0tk0rn100-0AsG4

from Undisclosed

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One of the loudest cymbals I have ever played. It matches my collecion of other Z Custom's.

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