Yep, it's really dark, although it doesn't sound as dry as the recording in person. It crashes with a very gong-like tone, hit just right it reminds me of the tam tam at the start of A Love Supreme. I bought with the intention of playing quieter jazz, works great.
Picked up a very light (2070g) Bosphorus Master Flat ride. This one, although the recording doesn't do it justice:
Something about thin flat rides that is really special, tons of really sweet wash, nice woody stick sound and it never gets out of control. Love it!
Yeah, that all makes sense. You're trading off some of essential character of a flat ride when you go big. I'll leave this here though - I think it sounds amazing if very different from most flat rides:
These seem to be rare birds, most flat rides I see are 18-22's. I think I want one on the thin end of the spectrum - I love the stick definition and controlled wash of flat rides and like the idea of something big and low pitched. Is there a reason these are uncommon? I'd have to buy one based...
Heads up to steer clear of this one once my return gets back in stock:
I bought the last one for $196.95 and it arrived today, significant dent on the edge and scuffed up like it's well used. It's going back which is...