Ride Cymbal Advice?

cky42091

Senior Member
I'm looking for a ride cymbal that has a dark ambient crash sound to it. Not TOO dark though. Something that would work as a cool crash for electronic music. I'm using a Sabian APX ozone as my main crash and I would like this ride to compliment that. I also would like a decently strong bell. Not too particular on the ping.

Any ideas? Was thinking a thinnish Bosphorus or Istanbul, but I have no experience with those type of cymbals. I just tried out a crash of doom 20" and that was slightly to intense/didn't open up quick enough. I don't want something TOO crazy, as I still want it to sound somewhat like a ride.
 

cky42091

Senior Member
I wouldn't be opposed to a bit of a trashy sound either, because the crash I'm using is pretty trashy too.
 

nightraider43

Senior Member
May wanna check out the Sabian HHX Evolution ride. It's dark but not too much. Has a lot of wash to it and a nice bell. A little to washy for me ride wise but it is crashable. You won't find a lot of stick articulation on it because it's gonna start washing on you the more you get going on it from what I have experienced with it.

Steve
 

cky42091

Senior Member
Nice suggestion. Looked at some sound clips and I like the crash sound on that. I'm not really too fond of brilliant cymbals but maybe I'll go try one out in person and see what I think. Seemed a little 'clangy' sounding though.
 

jspitza

Senior Member
I'm looking for a ride cymbal that has a dark ambient crash sound to it. Not TOO dark though. Something that would work as a cool crash for electronic music. I'm using a Sabian APX ozone as my main crash and I would like this ride to compliment that. I also would like a decently strong bell. Not too particular on the ping.

Any ideas? Was thinking a thinnish Bosphorus or Istanbul, but I have no experience with those type of cymbals. I just tried out a crash of doom 20" and that was slightly to intense/didn't open up quick enough. I don't want something TOO crazy, as I still want it to sound somewhat like a ride.
Good morning:
A great place to start would be anything in the Sabian Artisan line. I've two crashes-16 and 18 and they really are the K sound with a bit of high end sparkle. There are lots of online store that have audio samples of these:
greenbrier music, mycymbal and drumcenter of portsmouth all have great choices for rides.
Good luck in your quest!!!!
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
How do you feel about crash/rides? I had a Sabian AA 18" crash/ride with a nice fat bell and great ping, crashing was rather fast with a bit of a deep tone.
 
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