Okay so I bought this 18” Zildjian today at a pawn shop. It ways 1559 grams. Based on the stamp, it’s from the ‘60s. It’s that size range where where it could be a crash or a ride. I know cymbals can to some degree be whatever you want them to be, but I’m trying to figure out what the original intent was.
It pings better than it crashes so I’m leaning towards it being a ride, but it is literally my first vintage cymbal, so I don’t know if that’s just how all the Zildjians sounded back then, whether crash or ride.
Also 18” is a bit on the smaller side based on my knowledge of modern ride cymbals
Does anyone have any insight? Thanks!
[Edit: Here’s a video. The crash of the cymbal sounds much louder in person.]