Very cool ride. This is a heavy ride. It has a truly unique sound that is dark, distinctive, and precise. It has very little wash, which is great for jazz and latin beats. It also makes using the bow with the flat of the stick a nice musical addition. You can get a conucopia of sounds out of this cymbal using different strikes (it doesn't really crash well for my taste though). It might not be the best choice for some types of music (I have an HHX Evolution 20" ride I use along with this), but I love the sound, and the more I use it, the more I like it. Very unique, musical, AND it is a work of art. I'm very happy that bought this cymbal. Sam Ash price and delivery = amazing.
Salt Lake City, Utah