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Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal

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The Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride cymbal is applicable for any style of music. Articulate stick sound with a balanced wash. Cutting bell tone. Brilliant finish.

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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.
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The Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride cymbal is applicable for any style of music. Articulate stick sound with a balanced wash. Cutting bell tone. Brilliant finish.

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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
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 The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.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 Custom Medium Ride Cymbal

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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


What a Ride!!

By Stenchof76

from Liberty, MO

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

When you're looking at buying quality, a new ride becomes a fairly big purchase. Even though I love Zildjians (specifically A Customs), I looked at and tested quite an array of options from different companies. I've had the 20" A Custom Med. Ride now for about a week, and every time I play I know I made the right choice. This cymbal produces good stick definition, a strong bell, the right amount of wash, nice warmth, and sweet crashability. In fact, I'd bet that the 20" A Custom Medium Crash would sound very similar when opened-up. Lots of Zildjian players will push the K Custom rides, but if you're in the market for one, do yourself a favor and don't overlook the A Custom Mediums.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Verstaile ride

By drummer

from washington

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

I own the 21" version of this ride. It's a great cymbal, in that it's incredibly versatile. It's got defined stick definition, nice wash, crashability, and an overall nice sound. I prefer to use nylon tips to get a more defined ping than you would with wood tip, but that's just me. I'm considering switching to a 22" A Custom Ping Ride, but just because I think I want an even more defined ride. But as for this ride, it really is a very underrated cymbal. In stores it's hard to come by. I also rated value as a 4. It's not GC's fault, but Zildjian rides especially are pretty expensive. I bought this cymbal about a year and a half ago, and it cost quite a bit less. Bottom line, though: No matter what size you get this ride in, it's got a little bit of everything.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride

By Zilnik

from WA

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

This cymbal is the foundation of my set. Without my ride, i would feel naked. I have the 20" version of this ride and it's a very nice ride. The only downfall is that the wash can build up and the stick definition is not too clear. But with wash comes crashability. I use this as my third crash sometimes for breakdowns etc. I'm interested in a 22" K Dark Medium Ride now, but this is still a great choice for a ride.

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Zildjian A Custom Ride

By Mississippi Kid

from Gibsonburg, Oh.

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

After using rides from the ZBT and ZXT series, I wanted a better sound to record with. I found an A Custom twenty inch medium ride on sale and made the purchase. With other A Customs and Z Customs in my setup, this was the final piece of the puzzle. It produces a warm, defined tone that "rides" very nicely with whatever you're playing. This is a great cymbal, I am well pleased with it and you will be two.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome ride!

By J.P.

from Virginia

Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

This ride really was what i was looking for. If your into jazz, go and buy a k custom. If heavy metal is all you do, go buy a z custom. If you want something thats great for all around, buy this!I will say that if you play just one style, this might not be for you. but if you play all styles, this is an awesome ride!


If it ain't broke I ain't go fix it

By FrankieFourFingerd

from Sacramento, CA

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  • Amazing bell
  • Bright Sound
  • Thick sounding attack


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      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

      In the mix of amps and things it penetrates and sounds like wonderful shimmering gold. On it's own it has kind of an overly intense "glassy roar" in my opinion. But anywhere you play it ... the bell! Can't get enough of the bell. Hard to judge it's crashability because I'm not a big ride crasher.



      By keaton

      from springfield, MO

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

      i bought this cymbal, not really knowing what to expect but sense i already had the 20 inch medium crash, i assumed this would be a good match. i was BLOWN AWAY. yes its a very good ride but a breath taking crash as well, i usually dont ride my cymbals i always crash al the time and thts what i use this cymbal for, and it has gone far beyond my expectations. thanks zildjian!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      Heavy and loud!

      By Alex D

      from Houston, TX

      Comments about Zildjian A Custom Medium Ride Cymbal:

      I Was previously using a zxt rock ride before the 22" a custom meduim ride, and i was a little hesitant becuase i didnt know how it was going to sound before i got there, but when i did and tested it out i was so shocked on how loud it was, its just expremely loud. It crashes lovely, the bow is decent enough for riding, and the bell is just amazing, has the perfect tone, not to high, more low, and also extremely loud. the cymbal in general is low pitched becuase its a 22" but i strongly recomend this if you want a ride you need to crash and ride on, and if you need something loud, perfect for METAL!

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