I have used this product in an 80s band setting. This cymbal has great ride response on the unlathed bow of the cymbal. I have played both the Zildjian K Custom and this ride. This ride is drier than the K Custom and doesn't have as much wash when played on the bow. Very good stick attack when played on the unlathed portion of the cymbal. The bell works well to cut through amplification if needed. When you transition to the cymbal edge, the cymbal opens up quite easily producing a warm dark low crash that works great as an added low crash in any set-up. The edge can also be used as a "washy" ride as well. This is an amazing product by Sabian.
Dan in Nebraska