With a 20″ size, these are actually a little on the ‘bright’ sounding side for jazz, but this will ultimately come down to your playing style.The advantage of a slightly bright sound is that it cuts through the sound of your bandmates and other instruments to create a well-rounded sound.Lucas van Merwijk – Germany, Independent I have a whole lot of Ride Cymbals but right now I’m using the 22” K Constantinople Medium Thin Ride High, more than the others. It has amazing dynamic range, from whisper quiet tip playing to washing out through solo sections. Ben Gordon – Australia, Parkway Drive It's the loudest bell in the game!Mike Gaspar – Portugal, Moonspell I have always loved an intense, defined, hammering Ride sound.To help narrow down your choices, or introduce you to a model you may not have considered, we reached out to our Artist Family to ask which Ride they use, specifically on tour, and why it works for them.
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Most people starting out in the world of drums don’t realize quite how much variation there is in the equipment.