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About Zildjian Ride

Shhh, take your seats, the concert's about to start. You're on the edge of your seat as the jazz percussionist sets a soft, steady beat with his shiny bronze Zildjian Ride cymbal. As more instruments join in and the room fills with music, you can still make out the bright, shimmering quality of that beautiful ride cymbal. This type of cymbal, which musicians use for sustained sounds rather than quick splashes, is an essential component of the percussion section—even the most pared down drum kit has at least one, preferably in the 18 to 24-inch range. For instance, the incredibly popular 21-inch A Family Sweet Ride from Zildjian is a large, all-purpose cymbal that produces medium overtones. However, if you're looking for a cymbal capable of producing rhythm as well as accents, opt for a double-duty Crash Ride model instead. You can find reliable sellers listing a wide variety of new and used Zildjian Ride cymbals on eBay, so start building the drum kit of your dreams today.