When it comes to your drum kit, there are some pieces you just shouldn't be without. One of those pieces is a heavy ride cymbal. Just like it's name suggests, a ride cymbal "rides" along with your music, producing a tone that's solid, steady and reliable. Add in the heavy factor (cymbals that are considered "heavy" are known to bigger, louder and more penetrating) and you've got yourself a cymbal that's going to get you heard at your next show. In this section you're going to find heavy ride cymbals from all the big brands…Sabian, Paiste, Istanbul Mehmet and more, if you're in the market for a new ride, you've come to the right spot.
Alright, so what are you looking for in a heavy ride cymbal? Do you want classic sound that translates to a ton of different genres? If that's the case, Meinl's Classics Powerful Ride Cymbal may be the right cymbal for you. It's B8 bronze alloy construction produces an energetic sound that's, "reminiscent of cymbal sounds of the 60s and 70s." Ideal for rock, country, pop and metal, this Meinl offering was made for the stage. And if metal is your music of choice, make sure you check out Paiste's Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal. This bad boy features a brilliant finish with a metallic, strong, focused and dynamic character. It's high-pitched, glassy ping sound, subtle trashy undertones and heavy feel are fantastic for the fast ride patterns of thrash and speed metal music.
And the selection of heavy ride cymbals doesn't end with the two cymbals highlighted above. Not even close – that's why you should dive right into these product pages and get to know a little about all the stellar cymbals that call this section home. From the legendary 50s Turkish sound of the Istanbul Mehmet Nostalgia 50s Ride to the extremely loud, cutting ride of the Paiste Rude Mega Power Ride cymbal, the right cymbal for you is here, all you have to do is find the one that's going to best complement your unique musical style.