I bought this ride only a month ago, but it is already my favorite cymbal. It has the bright, crisp tone that you can always expect from an A Custom cymbal, with an extra dose of versatility; I can thrash it to Slipknot or swing it to Buddy Rich after slapping on some moon gel. I have yet to hear a ride cymbal with a better sounding bell than this ride; it's loud, pingy, and works just as well for Latin as it does for thrash metal. This cymbal has wonderfully precise stick definition, and I can't say enough good about it. I most highly recommend this ride cymbal.