I found one for around 250 brand new and I am considering pulling the plug.. What do y'all like about your RBDR whether it be an HH, AAX etc. And I'm looking at the AA model in particular
I loved the hh, you can really lay into it and it just seems to give everything you can put in to it back. It never chokes no matter how hard you hit it with the tip. I will have one again, just a marvelous ride cymbal. Don’t look to crash it. And that bell.I found one for around 250 brand new and I am considering pulling the plug.. What do y'all like about your RBDR whether it be an HH, AAX etc. And I'm looking at the AA model in particular
It's all because of a budget thing too..I've owned a few Raw Bell Dry rides; a 22" HH, a 21" HH, and a 21" AA. Both my previous 22" and my current 21" HH's are great. Great stick definition, cutting bell that isn't clunky-sounding, and a darker tone that fills up the sound without getting in the way. The AA model, however, was surprisingly uninteresting. Without the "grit" the HH models have in their tone the AA model didn't have any real character to my ear.
If you're drawn to the cleaner, more machine-hammered sound of the AA I'd say that the AA Dry ride and the Zildjian Rezo ride are two similar cymbals that I've also owned that were much more interesting. The Rezo ride in particular is a really nice ride cymbal.
I would definitely check out the used market. Five years ago I refreshed my cymbal collection for the first time in twenty five years, and rather inexpensively. I added some significant alternatives to the sound pallet. My Sabian 20" HH Stage Ride with raw bell is quite versatile, and got it in 2015 on the cheap.Yea that is true, I’ll look around some more
I personally like their bash ride. They literally call it a crash ride version of their RBDR.
I pair my 21" with a 19" explosion fast crash and it covers almost everything I play. Add in a 20" Aero crash or a china and then the trashy side is covered. It really is a beautiful ride.I prefer the Bash Ride so much that I traded in both the AA and AAX RBDR's to get one. The 21" AA Bash Ride is my favorite ride that I have ever played. Peace and goodwill.