The A Custom Medium Ride has extremely clear stick definition and a shimmering spread with exceptional cutting power.
A Custom cymbals deliver a sophisticated expression of classic Zildjian A Series sounds. They feature thinner weights and radically innovative hammering.
A Custom Series Features
- 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 today's music.
- Unique: Every cymbal is individually cast and rolled from the secret Zildjian alloy, creating instruments that each have a distict voice and character.
Zildjian Rides - More than just a timekeeper
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 level.