Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride - 21" Brilliant

21" Sweet Ride Cymbal, A Zildjian Series, Cast Bronze - Brilliant Finish
Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride - 21
Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride - 21
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Zildjian A Series Sweet Ride - 21" Brilliant
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All-purpose Ride with Beautiful Medium Overtones

The Zildjian A Zildjian Series 21" Sweet Ride is a beautiful, all-purpose ride with colorful medium overtones. Cast from Zildjian's secret alloy formula and finished using centuries-old processes, the A Zildjian Sweet Ride fits in a wide variety of musical genres. Played by a who's who of drummers around the world, A Zildjian cymbals are the "gold standard" against which all others are compared. The A Zildjian Series 21" SweetRide cymbal continues that tradition.

Zildjian A Zildjian Series 21" Sweet Ride Cymbal at a Glance:
  • Bright, full-bodied, and natural tone
  • Cast from centuries-old secret alloy formula

A Zildjian Series - bright, full-bodied, natural
The A Zildjian series are the cymbals that launched a million drum solos and shaped musical history - tried-and-true musical icons whose history spans centuries and infinite musical styles. A Zildjians are the world's most popular and versatile cymbals, and for good reason. They explode with a spectrum of tonal colors and excel in any musical setting. They're extremely sensitive to your particular touch and style, yet capable of producing as much volume as your music demands.

Cast from centuries-old secret alloy formula
Each Zildjian Cast Bronze cymbal is individually cast from the secret Zildjian alloy formulated over 380 years ago. Using finishing processes refined over centuries, Zildjian craftsmen create the distinguished cymbals played by the world's greatest drummers and percussionists.

Zildjian A Zildjian Series 21" Sweet Ride Cymbal Features:
  • Beautiful, all-purpose ride with medium overtones
  • Cast bronze
  • Category: A Zildjian Series
  • Type: Rides
  • Size: 21"
  • Weight: Medium
  • Finish: Brilliant
For a great all-around ride, count on Zildjian A Zildjian Series Sweet Ride Cymbal!

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Tech Specs

Type Ride
Size 21"
Weight Medium
Finish Brilliant
Volume Loud
Sound Medium
Sustain Long
Bell Size Large
Pitch Low to Mid
Balance Blend
Manufacturer Part Number A20079

Customer Reviews

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It's all in the name.

I purchased this cymbal at Gear Fest 2013 and all I can say is, Wow! I have been searching for a new ride cymbal for quite some time and the moment I heard this cymbal I new it was the one. It truly is a sweet ride and it compliments the rest of my kit beautifully.
Music background: Audio Engineer and Drummer

Sweetwater Advice

Wayne Davis

Add a bit of character to your setup! Beautiful, medium-bright undertones are sure to add some personality to your collection. You'll get plenty of stick definition and versatility from the bell to the edge. Whatever your style, you will love this ride!

Wayne Davis

Like most drummers, I have a hard time finding cymbals that speak to me in just the right way. I admit it. I am one picky drummer. With that in mind, I was riveted the first time that I laid my bare hands on the Sweet Ride. With no sticks at all, the cymbal responded with brilliance to just the tapping of my fingers. Now that is what I call responsive! After getting the Sweet Ride behind a kit, I began to realize how much more this 21" sheet of bronze had to give. I tried it with every kind of stick I could get my hands on. Nylon tips came out nice and bright, enough to cut through any mix. Wood tips brought out a slight earthy tone beneath the overall shimmer. The smooth roll of felt mallets revealed an unexpected, rich undertone. Even wire brushes displayed versatility. The cymbal was thin enough to respond to every touch of the brushes, providing distinct tones from the bell to the edge. Now for a more practical application. I wanted to see what this thing could really do. Weaving in and out of all kinds of styles, the Sweet Ride proved its name. Jazz, fusion, and R&B were all perfect, giving me all the definition that I needed with a little of that special character that we all strive for. On the heavier side of rock, country, latin, and hip-hop music, there was plenty of presence, especially riding the bell of the cymbal, but never so much that it overwhelmed the rest of the set. This heavier music brought to my attention that this cymbal could also be one heck of a crash! I was blown away and completely in love. So, after a bit of a journey, I arrived at an unexpected conclusion. I just found my new "go-to" ride cymbal. The versatility was just unmatched by anything I had played so far. I'll hang onto my old, age-darkened Zildjian ride, but there's a new staple in my arrangement. If I ever have to play a gig with only one cymbal, it'll be one Sweet Ride.
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