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Old 01-01-2008, 07:39 PM
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Default New Ride Cymbal?

Yes, i do have a new Ride Cymbal.
Just after christmas I was browsing the internet and saw a Sabian Artisan 20" Medium Ride for sale.
Now, im generally not a fan of ride cymbals, but i know that the Artisan Line from sabian is top of the line, 100% hand hammered and limited to only a meagre amount a year.
So i decided to purchase it from the internet, not the wisest seeing as i have never played one, or heard one in person.
But i wasnt going to pass this up, it was a LOT cheaper than any other listing for this cymbal, less than HALF the normal price.
So on Hogmanay (new years eve) i recieved this cymbal early in the day and i was astounded. It came in a HUGE box, and the cymbal itself was inside a presentation bag, with Artisan in gold thread on the outside, and a deep red velvet lining inside.
It also came with a hand signed Certificate of authenticity.
The ride itself sounds astounding, it has great dark and warm tonal quality, with a low wash. The sticking on it is beautifuly defined, without being too dry.
The bell sint clangy, or bright, it suits the cymbal perfcetly, cutting through the wash easily.

This truly is a beautiful cymbal and sounds astounding, and i am thankful that i found this cymbal at such an outlandishly small price.

Comments welcome.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: New Ride Cymbal?

Congrats, it looks nice.

You weren't using a ride before?
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: New Ride Cymbal?

I wasnt.

I had a B8 ride, many moons ago and i hated it with a blinding, white-hot passion, so that put me off rides for a while.

Back on them now :D
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:02 PM
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Default Re: New Ride Cymbal?

How'd you get along without a ride?
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: New Ride Cymbal?

that should be a great improvement from your B8 to this...

why is your left beater of your pedal way back by the way?
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:08 PM
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No ride cymbal for me= NIGHTMARE! :p

Very nice cymbal my friend, I have had the chance to play one at a drum shop near me, and man, they are amazing!
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:11 PM
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Default Re: New Ride Cymbal?

Looks amazing! Congrats on the great deal good to know you finally found the cymbal for you. What kind of music are you playing with it? I can only think of Jazz when I look at it but I have never played or heard one before.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:37 PM
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Default Re: New Ride Cymbal?

Thanks for the comments!

I got along without a ride just fine, I love high hats so i played most of my time on those, it does pay off in the long run, you have to be more creative when all you have is a pair of high hats. Although strictly speaking i had high hats, 2 chinas and four chrashes . .

"""why is your left beater of your pedal way back by the way?""""

There isnt a left beater on that pedal, if its the bass drum pedal you are reffering to, the pedal on the left of my snare usually has a cowbell or a jingle on it, however before this picture i removed it.

"""No ride cymbal for me= NIGHTMARE!""""

Its easy to cope without. Im my case it was a choice, not shortage of gear to use. A lot of drummers i know only use the ride cymbal for the bell (Chris Adler), which is pointless, considering that ride cymbals cost a fortune.

"""What kind of music are you playing with it? I can only think of Jazz when I look at it but I have never played or heard one before."""

Personnaly i play in a pop band, and when im at home i jam to all sorts of music, from some Zepplin to KT Tunstall, Fightstar and the sugababes. An Eclectic taste in music to say the least :)

Driver, you should check out the Sabian website, you can hear this cymbal in the SoundCheck page, its under the Valt > Ride's > Artisan Medium 20"


Thanks for the comments, keep em coming.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:41 PM
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Default Re: New Ride Cymbal?

what size a custom crash is that!? the bell is huge. the only crash io can think of is a 20". is it a 20"?
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: New Ride Cymbal?

The crash on the left is an A Custom 19" Medium crash, the medium crash has a slightly larger bell than the standard weight crash.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:27 PM
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that ride looks georgous
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:15 PM
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Oh and that looks like Trashformer? How do you like that? I hit one at a music shop a few months ago and really liked it, its been on my to buy list for ages haha
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: New Ride Cymbal?

It is a fantastic cymbal. doesnt matter that its sheet metal, or ZXT, it sounds spectacular.
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:04 AM
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Default Re: New Ride Cymbal?

How do you play your left pedal with a hi hat stand leg over it?

or do you just keep it like that for when you aren't using it?
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:22 PM
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Default Re: New Ride Cymbal?

it (usually) has a cowbell attached, so it doesnt get used too much, but i can just move my foot from the high hat pedal to the next without lifting it, so its not that uncomfortable.

I always mean to get a legless high hat stand, but im always spending my money on cymbals :D

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