What a great ride. This thing can go from soft and subtle, to loud with very controllable overtones (Bright near the bell, dark towards the edge). Excellent crashing properties. Very warm when rolled with mallets. This cymbal has probably one of the best sounding bells of any cymbal I have ever played (and I've been playing for 25 years). It has a very defined ping when played with the tip (wood or nylon), and absolutely cuts through the mix when played with the stick's shoulder. I use this ride for everything from 70's prog rock, to all out metal (surrounded by walls of Marshall's). This thing is at home in every musical setting that I've used it in. This one is second-to-none!!!
Winter Haven, FL