The high-density hammering results in strong stick response and a rich, deep tone. The hammering gives this cymbal a striking raw appearance. With its dark, dry sound and minimal sustain, this pure ride cymbal is perfect for studio use.
Comes with a high price tag.
Stands out for its dual-hammered construction, which gives excellent projection and character. Though it's not too expensive for inexperienced players to splash out on, it sound good enough for advanced drummers to enjoy.
Its bright sound isn't for everyone or for every song.
The large-peen hammering and pinpoint lathing gives you a fast decay. Made from a special formula of brass that's inexpensive but durable and produces a great full sound.
Some users say the sound's not good enough for recording.
Due to its thin and wide lathes and hand hammering, this cymbal gives you a vintage sound not often found in new rides. Produces a darker sound, ideal for those who don't want the bright sound many rides offer.
At the higher end of the price spectrum.
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