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Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Brilliant Finish 21 in.

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1273887990492   POS #:101598274
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The A Series Sweet Ride is an all-purpose ride with medium overtones.

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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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Price: $319.95
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The A Series Sweet Ride is an all-purpose ride with medium overtones.

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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 The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.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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(163 of 195 customers found this review helpful)


The best Ride and always will be!

By Barker44

from Cary, NC

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Brilliant Finish:

I play in a band called +44 and I have been using this cymbal for about 5 years and LOVE it! It is good for a rock, punk rock sound which fit the band perfectly that I used to be in. I sometimes use my Zildjian K ride now, but most of the time I use this cymbal. It has a great "ping" sound, and when you hit it hard it has a perfect crashing noise that cuts through all the guitars and bass.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


perfect for me

By Frank Massanova

from north haledon, NJ

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Brilliant Finish:

Used to play a 22" A Custom Ping Ride, but I switched over to the Sweet Ride so I would have a crashable ride. In my opinion, it's perfect for what I play (rock,punk,pop) and sounds amazing live and through recording. The bell cuts pretty good too and its got a funky sound to it, but I like it. As for riding on this, it's pretty washy, so if you're looking for good ping, I'd look for another cymbal.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Best crash ride ever

By Sheppard Martin

from Marietta, GA

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Brilliant Finish:

Dude this ride is AWESOME! I fell in love with sweet rides a couple years ago when i bought the traditional finish one and that one rocks too. But the Brilliant one will shimmer your face right off! I love it for crashing and it has good stick definition too (better than the traditional finish). I plan to have a sweet ride somewhere on my kit for a LONG time. Zildjian has PWNED with the sweet ride!!!

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Mind blowing

By Nick

from Tracy, CA

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Brilliant Finish:

Honestly the best ride out there. I wanted the ride that my fav. drummer (Travis Barker) used so i went to guitar center and tried this out on an OCDP kit. Right away i knew it was exactly the sound i was looking for. Even on my lower quality kit this cymbal sounds amazing. Perfect ping, great sounding bell, and suprisingly a really awsome crash. I would have to say that this is the best ride out there. In my opinion better than Sabian's HHX, Neil Peart, and Vault rides. I have a feeling im going to be using that cymbal my whole life!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Can't go wrong with big Z

By JoeyC

from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Brilliant Finish:

this is seriously the most impressive cymbal i have ever played. It has a great crash sound, and great stick definition. The bell is descent and it looks amazing. The sound is so clean and it is great for any style of music, very versatile.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)



By TillBecker

from Chicago, Illinois

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Brilliant Finish:

this ride cymbal is sweet like candy....the sound emitted by this piece of metal makes me smile every time it is hit. it has a very nice wash sound to it and a very light ping sound. i mainly use this ride as a crash cymbal and it sounds so good and its really really loud. all in all the ride qualities are very light and heavy sticks are needed, but the crash is the best part....i definatley recommend this piece of Zildjian candy.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


This is sweet. wonderful.

By David Cervantes

from Houston, Texas

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Brilliant Finish:

Well I have been through a few ride cymbals such as a 20inch Paiste Signature Full Ride, 20inch Paiste Tewnty Ride, 20inch Zildjian A Custom Ride. I enjoyed every one of those cymbals so much but let me just say that I have recently gotten this 21inch A Series Sweet Ride, mine is in a traditional finish. Anyways, this cymbal SWEEET!!! Its great. It's a great combination of a ride with really good crash ability. This is similar to the A Custom Ride, but this one has more character, it's fuller. It's a bit washy and I like that, good stick definition, and the bell is just right. It looks very durable as well. I am a fan of raw bells but this bell works very well. This ride brings some advantages, if your in a rush or don't want to take all your cymbals then you can just take this sweet beauty and a good crash and some hats and your set! I like to pair this cymbal with my 18inch Sabian AAX-Xplosion Fast Crash and they go great together!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


This really is a great cymbal!

By Ryan Monaghan

from Kansas

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Brilliant Finish:

I purchased this without hearing it first, based mostly on the favorable reviews I read about it. I have to say, it sounds better than I was expecting! I crash on it a lot, and for that purpose it sounds clean and it projects well. The bell is bright and has a great tone that really cuts through. I replaced my old Zildjian medium ride with this one, and the difference is night and day. definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a new versatile crash/ ride. I really love it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Buy this ride.


from Aurora, IL

Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Brilliant Finish:

I played in a pop punk band for 8 years, and this cymbal has been the workhorse of my kit. Out of all my cymbals, this is the one I hit most often. Whether I ride on it or crash it, this cymbal can do anything I need it to. It doesn't matter whether you're a professional or a beginner looking to upgrade, the sweet ride will take care of all your needs. I went from pop punk to post-hardcore and this cymbal transitioned with no problem. Take my advice, make a good decision and buy this cymbal.


I would purchase this item again

By Danielson

from Detroit, MI

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      Comments about Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride Brilliant Finish:

      Great ride cymbal, nice bell on it, great finish, I only wish they had a 23 in model

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