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Old 01-28-2014, 08:41 PM
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Default What ride should I use?

I want a ride cymbal with a nice crisp sound (more high pitched) and short sustain. What type of ride am I looking for? I would not like to know models or brands, rather I want to know the classification of cymbals.

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Old 01-28-2014, 09:01 PM
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Default Re: What ride should I use?

the heavier/thicker it is, the higher pitched it will be. They'll always sustain, but in a band setting the sustain will be covered up by the other instruments.

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Old 01-28-2014, 09:14 PM
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short sustain = Dry.

The K Custom Dry Ride is high pitched and has an extremely short sustain.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:23 PM
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Paiste 20" Signature power ride
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:46 AM
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Default Re: What ride should I use?

Heavier rides such as the K heavy ride will have less sustain and more definition (ping)
i personally use a HH raw bell dry ride 21", this is a heavy cymbal with a heavy unlathed bell for more definition. the heavy build makes it harder to get "wash" or sustain when playing it. having something like a raw bell will also help to break up the sustain and give you the option of having a high pitch section of the ride.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:30 AM
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Default Re: What ride should I use?

I have the 20-inch K Custom Dry. It is like hitting a bell plate when crashed and extremely dry. Had three rivets put on it but it's still too dry for my preference. I mostly play jazz.

If you have an open budget, check out the K Cons. Very versatile cymbals.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:48 AM
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Default Re: What ride should I use?

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Heavier rides such as the K heavy ride will have less sustain and more definition (ping)
i personally use a HH raw bell dry ride 21", this is a heavy cymbal with a heavy unlathed bell for more definition. the heavy build makes it harder to get "wash" or sustain when playing it. having something like a raw bell will also help to break up the sustain and give you the option of having a high pitch section of the ride.
hope this helps.
I have the HH raw bell dry ride too and think it fits the OP's discription to a T. The bell is great and it really sings when playing with others. I find myself using it more than my hats.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:24 PM
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Thanks everyone for the input! It is very helpful in figuring out what I want.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:49 PM
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Default Re: What ride should I use?

Actually, heavier cymbals sustain more. They simply are tougher to activate completely (wash) due to their weight.

I agree with the "dry" recommendations. Something to look at are unlathed cymbals. They often have a dark appearance and semi-heavy weight, but are very controllable. Some examples are the Sabian HH Leopard ride, Meinl's Dark, Vintage Pure, and Extra Dry rides, and the aforementioned Ks. I think the Istanbuls, Bosphorous, Crescent, etc. also have many unlathed lines. Get on MyCymbal.com and listen to some.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:37 AM
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A straight up K Custom 20" Ride will give you what you need.
It's thick and unlathed with a brilliant finish.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:47 AM
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A Paiste signature 20" dry crisp ride ....great sounding cymbal....
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