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An 18" ride cymbal? YES!

Brian McConnon

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If you're looking for a dry ride cymbal with great definition, check out the Zildjian Uptown Ride. At only 18", I think this one gets overlooked a lot. This thing has got something... different.


I love Phil Selway's (Radiohead) cymbal sound and saw he used an 18" Breakbeat Ride on a lot of their recordings and live. The Uptown Ride is based on that model which is now discontinued. Very similar look and sound.


It cuts nicely on live gigs and the dry sound works great for the type of music I'm using it for (punk-ska). I also love my 21" Sweet Ride for a more traditional sound, but it's nice to have a different tonal option.





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