Delivering more high-end with stronger ping qualities, this
Zildjian A Custom cymbal delivers the sophisticated expression of classic
Zildjian sounds. They feature thinner weights and radically innovative
Zildjian A Custom Series Features
Zildjian Rides - More than just a timekeeper
- Selective: Concentrates on an exlusive range of sounds drawn from
the A Zildjian palette.
- Distinctive: Radical new rotary hammering techniques, exclusive to
Zildjian, and special thin weights create a sophisticated sound quality
reminiscent of cymbals from the forties and fifties.
- Modern: Enables contemporary drummers to add classic A sounds to
- Unique: Every cymbal is individually cast and rolled from the secret
Zildjian alloy, creating instruments that each have a distict voice and
The Ride cymbal is an integral part of every cymbal set-up, from acoustic jazz
to heavy rock. When the High Hat takes the role of timekeeper, the Ride is free
to become the drummer's most personalized means of self-expression. The clear,
well-defined sound, along with its flexibility to voice both riding and accents,
opens up unlimited possibilities for the drummer.
What makes a great Ride?
There are two basic types of Ride cymbal. One type has fewer overtones and
extreme stick definition, while the other has good stick definition as well as
plenty of spread with more overtones. Zildjian offers both of these extremes and
everything between, to give you every possible choice. The hallmark of a great
Ride is the consistent balance between stick attack and overtones at any dynamic