Like many of us, I spent a lot of time searching for the "perfect" ride cymbal with just the right balance of stick, crash, and bell. And I've found some great examples, so I'm not asking for recommendations there. But as I've brought various rides to my band rehearsals and gigs, I realized that on some jumping tunes I really want the fast rebound and crisp cut of my fave flat ride, while on dreamy/ballad tunes I really prefer a ride with softer attack and a sustaining low wash. "The best" compromise is still a compromise. So I've set up my kit with two rides. Only took it to one rehearsal so far, but it worked out great there. We'll see how it goes on our next gig. Anyone else going a similar route, outside the studio?