Zildjian's A Custom ride cymbal has good stick definition, as well as a good degree of colorful and warmer undertones.
Zildjian A Custom Ride Cymbal Features
Zildjian Rides - More than just a timekeeper
- Concentrates on an exclusive range of sounds drawn from the A Zildjian palette.
- Produced with new radical rotary hammering techniques, exclusive to Zildjian, and special thin weights that create a sophisticated sound quality reminiscent of cymbals from the forties and fifties.
- A-Custom cymbals enable contemporary drummers to add classic A sounds to today's music.
- Every cymbal is individually cast and rolled from the secret Zildjian alloy that creates a distinct voice and sonic character.
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.