Ride Cymbals

Ride Cymbals

Another standard cymbal that can be found on most drum kit is the ride cymbal. A ride cymbal's main purpose is to provide a steady rhythm rather than accents.

Drummers usually place this instrument near their dominant hand for convenience. Though ride cymbals are designed primarily for the purpose of making a sustained, shimmering sound, they can be modified according to the drummer's sound requirement.

The sound of a ride cymbal is influenced by the size and thickness of the cymbal and the kind of mallet used to hit it with. Smaller and thinner cymbals make shimmering sounds more than the thick ones. You'll get a smooth, quiet sound if you hit it with wooden drum sticks. Hitting it with nylon-tipped sticks will give you a sharper tone. You will get a low, steady beat if you hit it with a brush.

  • Sabian

    Sabian 18" AAX Freq Crash

    MSRP: $396.00
    $239.00
    Sabian 18" AAX Freq Crash This cymbal has a sound to be reckoned with: a penetrating high-pitched attack, easy-riding wash, long and full sustain, and an intense cut that comes exclusively from Sabian's dual-lathing process. The result is a hard-hitting...
    MSRP: $396.00
    $239.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian 18" B8 Crash Ride

    MSRP: $173.00
    $95.00
    Your introduction to great cymbals starts and ends with Sabian. So move your drumming skills and passion to the next stage and start making a name for yourself. The B8 18"Ν Crash Ride is the ideal and logical place to begin your musical journey into the...
    MSRP: $173.00
    $95.00
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    Sabian 18" SBr Crash Ride

    MSRP: $102.00
    $79.00
    Note: This item requires additional processing time, typically 3-4 business days.   The Sabian SBr 18" Crash Ride is a dual-purpose model for full-sounding riding or loud crashing.
    MSRP: $102.00
    $79.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian 20" AAX Studio Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
    Play your way with Sabian AAX cymbals. The versatile cymbals that make up this series have their own specific look, and feature a soft feel and bright response with a readily activated wash of shimmering tone that complements your overall sound. A...
    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian 20" AAX Studio Ride Cymbal 22010X1

    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
    Play your way with Sabian AAX cymbals. The versatile cymbals that make up this series have their own specific look, and feature a soft feel and bright response with a readily activated wash of shimmering tone that complements your overall sound. A...
    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian 20" B8 Pro Medium Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $241.00
    $129.00
    Sabian 20" B8 Pro Medium Ride Cymbal Calling all early stage drummers. The good cymbal-making decisions you make now can help make you a better drummer down the road. Start with a respected brand name like Sabian and a quality cymbal like the B8 Pro...
    MSRP: $241.00
    $129.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian 20" B8 Pro Rock Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $241.00
    $129.00
    Sabian 20" B8 Pro Rock Ride Cymbal If you are a metal maniac or rowdy rock and roller who thrives on the onslaught of fast and furious strikes that goes with the territory, then this is the cymbal for you. Intensely powerful with a strong focus and...
    MSRP: $241.00
    $129.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian 20" B8 Ride

    MSRP: $209.00
    $115.00
    Sabian 20" B8 Ride Cymbal Sabian's smooth and versatile 20"Ν ride is perhaps the most popular cymbal out there. One reason might be due to it's affordable price, but it's also very well made with outstanding sound character delivered in a range of mid...
    MSRP: $209.00
    $115.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian 20" HHX Evolution Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $614.00
    $369.00
    Session Drummer, Rich Redmond has the Sabian HHX Evolution Ride 20" in his Artist Set-Up. The Sabian 20" HHX Evolution Ride Cymbal has a crisp attack and warm undertones, culminating in a shimmering ride with exquisite crash capability.
    MSRP: $614.00
    $369.00
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    Sabian 20" HHX Stage Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $614.00
    $369.00
    The Sabian 20" HHX Stage Ride Cymbal delivers simmering tone, crisp stroke responses, controlled spread, with a raw, hammered bell for pronounced cut.
    MSRP: $614.00
    $369.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian 21" AA Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $507.00
    $279.00
    The Sabian 21" AA Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal is topped with a solid, raw bell. This versatile instrument delivers strong, dry stick articulation with a touch of funky tone at every volume. An X8 Drums Staff Favorite!
    MSRP: $507.00
    $279.00
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    Sabian 21" AAX Memphis Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $507.00
    $299.00
    Your next great cymbal is right here. The Sabian 21" AAX Memphis Ride responds just like you expect that it should, with a dry stick sound, controlled wash, a raw, cutting bell and a crashable edge for emphatic accents. The raw surface is cut with...
    MSRP: $507.00
    $299.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian 21" AAX Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $507.00
    $299.00
    The name of this cymbal says it all. The highly innovative and modern-sounding 21" AAX Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal is described by Sabian master product specialist Mark Love this way. "The Raw Bell Dry Ride design is possibly the single most versatile and...
    MSRP: $507.00
    $299.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian 21" HHX Groove Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $676.00
    $405.00
    Julius Petrus of Team / Liquid Boogie Roll has the Sabian HHX Evolution Ride 20" in his Artist Set-Up. The Sabian 21" HHX Groove Ride Cymbal features a funky blend of definition and tone in a cymbal with simmering sound and feel.
    MSRP: $676.00
    $405.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian 21" HHX Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $676.00
    $405.00
    The Sabian 21" HHX Raw Bell Dry Ride Cymbal is a classic Sabian design, putting out crisp definition wherever your stick lands, from bow to raw, unlathed bell. A hot, dark, simmering sound for all styles.
    MSRP: $676.00
    $405.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian 22" HHX Legacy Heavy Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $731.00
    $439.00
    Jayson Brinkworth of Deborah Cox has the Sabian HHX Legacy Heavy Ride 22" in his Artist Set-Up. The Sabian 22" HHX Legacy Heavy Ride Cymbal burns with focused, simmering clarity. Stick articulation remains semi-dry and crisp over a cushion of warm tone.
    MSRP: $731.00
    $439.00
  • Sabian AA Bash Ride

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    Sabian AA Bash Ride

    MSRP: $507.00
    $279.00
    Sabian 24" AA Bash Ride This cymbal must have been made by a psychedelic alchemist. It's oversized with a small-bell design and has a ride that you can not only hear and feel, but actually SEE as the noise reverberates waves through the metal. This...
    MSRP: $507.00
    $279.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian AA Medium Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $465.00
    $259.00
    Sabian 20" AA Medium Ride Cymbal The Sabian 20" AA Medium Ride Cymbal is highly versatile. It balances crisp stroke definition with a smooth blend of bright tones and a clean bell.
    MSRP: $465.00
    $259.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian AA Metal Ride

    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
    This ride has a killer metallic resonance that can power its way through the rowdiest and loudest music like a big, steel longhorn steer. The rock-sized bell and quick, piercing stick definition make it perfect for hard-hitting breakdowns that will tear...
    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian AA Rock Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $465.00
    $259.00
    Sabian 20" AA Rock Ride Cymbal The Sabian AA Rock Ride Cymbal's big, bright bell and solid, full-bodied sticking add up to aggressively loud and penetrating power.
    MSRP: $465.00
    $259.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian AAX Metal Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
    What fun is playing the drums in a rock and roll band if all those cool grooves and pulsing rhythms of yours can't be heard over all the scream of the other instruments? That won't happen if you're playing Sabian AAX cymbals. Thanks to the "Dynamic...
    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian AAX Omni Crash/Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $396.00
    $239.00
    The Sabian AAX Omni cymbal is a one-of-a-kind crash-ride hybrid that will sound incredible on your kit. With a wonderful bell sound, excellent stick definition, and raw, resonant tone, this crash-ride works amazing in any style of drumming. Designed...
    MSRP: $396.00
    $239.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian AAX Stadium Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
    Sabian 20" AAX Stadium Ride The Sabian 20"AAX Stadium Ride is a winner of "The Players Choice" award and well deserved due to its incredible balance of controlled wash and bright stick definition. With its medium-heavy weight, warm spread, and solid...
    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian AAX Stage Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
    Sabian 20" AAX Stage Ride Drummers know a superior quality cymbal when they hear one. And as you know, whether you're practicing, jamming with your pals or playing a live gig, you just can't expect to get good, reliable sound with an inferior quality...
    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian AAX V-Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
    The 20" Sabian AAX V-Ride is an amazing medium-weight ride cymbal for all types of drummers. Featuring a unique infusion of silver in it's bronze alloy, this composition results in a bright, focused sound that will resonate through your mix. It's raw,...
    MSRP: $465.00
    $279.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian B8 Rock Ride

    MSRP: $209.00
    $115.00
    The right cymbals are essential components in any drum set. But finding the right cymbal can be a challenge, especially when you're just starting out. If you're a rocker who plays hard, stick to the old adage bigger is better. Cymbals that are too thin...
    MSRP: $209.00
    $115.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian HHX 3 Point Ride

    MSRP: $676.00
    $405.00
    The Sabian 21" HHX 3-Point Ride is a monster cymbal that delivers a deep, dark, and smoky tone across its 3 playing points. Lathed inner and outer rings and a raw, unlathed center ring create the unique and powerful sound. Designed with the legendary...
    MSRP: $676.00
    $405.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian HHX Fierce Ride

    MSRP: $676.00
    $405.00
    The Sabian 21" HHX Fierce Ride is a solid cymbal that provides a complex blend of raw tone and semi-dry "tah" stick sound. Designed by legendary Jojo Mayer, this naturally finished cymbal was made to combine great tones for a fierce, yet controllable...
    MSRP: $676.00
    $405.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian HHX Legacy Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $614.00
    $369.00
    Educator Dom Famularo has the Sabian HHX Legacy Ride in his Artist Set-Up. The HHX Legacy Ride Cymbal is a light, crashable model that delivers stick definition, wash, and darkness with an unlathed "Control Band," limiting spread.
    MSRP: $614.00
    $369.00
  • Sabian

    Sabian HHX Manhattan Jazz Ride Cymbal

    MSRP: $614.00
    $369.00
    Todd Nance of Widespread Panic has the Sabian HHX Manhattan Jazz Ride in his Artist Set-Up. The Sabian HHX Manhattan Jazz Ride Cymbal has a subtle but simmering blend of traditional tone in a highly responsive and very versatile model.
    MSRP: $614.00
    $369.00
  • Sabian Xs20 18" Crash Ride

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    Sabian Xs20 18" Crash Ride

    MSRP: $250.00
    $149.00
    Cymbals are all about the sound, of course, but they're also about personal preference. It's pretty simple"_if you buy a cymbal you don't like, you're probably not going to play it. That's why it's so important that you get the right cymbal for your...
    MSRP: $250.00
    $149.00
  • Sabian Xs20 20" Medium Ride

    Sabian

    Sabian Xs20 20" Medium Ride

    MSRP: $296.00
    $179.00
    A tasty balance of stick definition and tonal wash ensures a clean, musical sound at all volumes, with a mid-sized bell for playing solid grooves. Style: Modern Sound: Musical Metal: B20 Finish: Brilliant or Natural Weight: Medium
    MSRP: $296.00
    $179.00
  • Sabian Xs20 20" Rock Ride

    Sabian

    Sabian Xs20 20" Rock Ride

    MSRP: $296.00
    $179.00
    Heavy weight means more metal for a solid, highly defined stick response that cuts clearly, and powerful bell for playing hard-hitting grooves.
    MSRP: $296.00
    $179.00