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Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Cymbal 23 in.

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The A Series Sweet Ride is an all-purpose ride with medium overtones.

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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The A Series Sweet Ride is an all-purpose ride with medium overtones.

Features
  • Sizes & Purpose
  • Quantity: 1
  • Type: Ride
  • Sizes (in): Multiple
  • Construction
  • Material: Cast Alloy
  • Hammering: Machine
  • Lathing: Full
  • Cymbal Weight: Medium Thin
  • Bell: Standard
  • Other
  • Finish: Brilliant
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Added Value: No
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Avedis Zildjian Company Warranty Statement

As of October 1, 2009, all Zildjian Cymbals are guaranteed against manufacturer's defects for two (2) years from the date of original purchase.
For warranty claims outside the U.S., contact your local Zildjian distributor. Click here for the international distributor locator.
Warranty Process
Cymbals that show factory defects within two years of their original purchase are eligible for examination at our factory. Zildjian experts will evaluate the damage and issue a replacement cymbal, unless it appears the damage is related to improper use or care.

If you believe your cymbal has a factory defect:
1. Contact Zildjian to obtain a Return Authorization number (RA#), via telephone: 781-871-2200.
2. Indicate the location of the damage on the cymbal with a piece of tape.
3. Make a photocopy of your original numbered and dated sales receipt.
4. Carefully package your cymbal. Include your RA# and the photocopy of your sales receipt in the box.
5. Ship the package to:
Avedis Zildjian Company
RA#
22 Longwater Drive
Norwell, MA 02061

A Cymbal will not be replaced if:
1. It has been misplayed, dropped, played with excessive force or treated abusively.
2. The center hole is worn due to improper stand set-up or abusive play.
3. The cymbal was bought second-hand or used in a lease program.
4. The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.
5. More than two years have passed since the cymbal was purchased.

Warranty Notes:
• Cost of shipping a damaged cymbal to Zildjian is the customers responsibility.
• Factory evaluations take approximately 4 - 6 weeks.
• Cymbals that do not meet the warranty guidelines will be returned to customer.
• Cost of shipping a replacement or damaged cymbal back to the customer will be covered by Zildjian.


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ZildjianA Series Sweet Ride Cymbal
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

SWEET!!!!

After 3 years of searching for the perfect ride i have found it! After 3 years of breaking it in it sounds amazing. With age this cymbal just gets better! The stick definition...Read complete review

After 3 years of searching for the perfect ride i have found it! After 3 years of breaking it in it sounds amazing. With age this cymbal just gets better! The stick definition is well defined and articulate with just the right amount of "ping" and "wash" to the cymbal. Makes a very LOUD crash cymbal good for rolls and such. The dome is a bit small for my taste but it gets the job done. Playing towards the dome but not on it is a different ride more of a drier sound making it very versatile! Spend the money on this ride because its worth every penny!!!!!!!!

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Not Sweet enough for me!

A little too much wash for my venue. I like a good "pingy" ride, which this does have, but, this ride is a little light for my tastes. Does...Read complete review

A little too much wash for my venue. I like a good "pingy" ride, which this does have, but, this ride is a little light for my tastes. Does have a nice deep crash. Nice ride to have as a second, but if you don't like the wash, look for something heavier.

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(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very sweet ride

By Ben

from Los Angeles

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Cymbal:

This is my favorite cymbal out of 10! It can be used as a very good rock ride, and it in my opinion has a better crash sound than most crash cymbals! And of the bell is perfect because it fits the sound of the ride sound too! And best of all it gets better sounding over time!

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SWEET

By Daniel to the T3

from Griffin, GA

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Cymbal:

This is a must buy for all active drummers. I have used it and am in the process of ordering another one and it is the bomb. The sound is so crisp and sweet. It may be a little costly, but it is worth every penny.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SWEET!!!!

By nick

from El Paso Texas

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Cymbal:

After 3 years of searching for the perfect ride i have found it! After 3 years of breaking it in it sounds amazing. With age this cymbal just gets better! The stick definition is well defined and articulate with just the right amount of "ping" and "wash" to the cymbal. Makes a very LOUD crash cymbal good for rolls and such. The dome is a bit small for my taste but it gets the job done. Playing towards the dome but not on it is a different ride more of a drier sound making it very versatile! Spend the money on this ride because its worth every penny!!!!!!!!

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Ride Out There!!

By fivesixonesk8er

from Palm City, FL

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Cymbal:

The name Describes it ALL!! The Sweet Ride is a must for any drummer looking for a quality ride. Its Big Bell gives a nice ping instead of a harsh sound. It can be used for a crash or a ride. It can be used for ALL KINDS of genres of music and is known for its sound! I would recomend spending the extra bucks and getting this!!!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

its great

By garrett

from oakdale, california

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Cymbal:

the bell is awesome .the ride sound is fittingly sweet. i bought it to use mainly for crash-riding and its got a great deep tone... i wasn't sure about it at first, but i mic'd it up and it sings through a mix very well. i use it with an A custom 20 in crash , which has a brighter higher sound but i think they go well together. i recommend it if you like a deeper tone.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Probably the best ride I've ever played

By Elijah Rain

from SD, CA

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Cymbal:

I have been drumming for seven years, and in playing so long, I have played on a lot of kits. This cymbal was on a kit that I was playing for my church, and I think that this ride has the perfect amount of overtones. Just enough to let it be a loud cymbal or a quiet cymbal without having to change where you place your hand. The bell, had a perfect accent compared to the rest of the sound. I would recomend this ride to any drummer that has the money.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Ride!

By Kyle M.

from Terra Bella, CA

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Cymbal:

I've been using this ride for a little over a year now and it has been worth every penny I spend. If your a working musician, this cymbal quickly pays for itself. It makes a great start for anyone looking for an upgrade.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not Sweet enough for me!

By John

from Cumberland City, Tennessee

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Cymbal:

A little too much wash for my venue. I like a good "pingy" ride, which this does have, but, this ride is a little light for my tastes. Does have a nice deep crash. Nice ride to have as a second, but if you don't like the wash, look for something heavier.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Heavy and rock-ready

By Richard Egnot

from Cleveland, OH

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Cymbal:

This is a big, mean ride cymbal. I have the 21". Originally, I wasn't a big fan of it, because I was used to tighter, more defined rides with less wash, but I have come to see the beauty in these types of cymbals, especially rides. This one is LOUD, and rings for days. The key to getting the most out of this, especially for recording, is to mic it far away, and let the overheads do the work. This helps to get a great stick definition, which can be difficult to hear because of the massive amount of wash. Crashing on this sounds like a tidal wave. Sounds right at home for late 60's rock, especially if you're a Mitch Mitchell fan.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

true multi-purpose ride

By A. Peters

from NC

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Cymbal:

I have had my Sweet Ride for several months now and it has been wonderful. This is essentially a great medium ride that will do everything you want it to. I've used it for quiet gigs like a jazz combo and orchestral pit work for musicals, to playing in a college big band. It has a consistent ping so you never loose definition yet it's got a balanced tone that blends with anything. It can be crashed as well unlike many rides out there now. The bell is a bit larger than most rides and works nicely from samba to funk. It may not be a hand hammered work of art ride, but without spending a fortune, this ride will always get the job done.

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