Anyone using a flat ride???

bongomania

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Yes indeed! Check over in the cymbal talk subforum and you’ll see lots of us digging flats.
 

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I have three different ones that I use in jazz combo, dinner jazz gigs. 24” Dream Bliss small bell flat ride, 20” Agop Signature flat, and 20” Amedia Legend flat ride.
 

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using an 18" Soultone with a 2 guitar and bass rock/pop band...this one's got a nice sultry but soft wash and is crashable. When i bought it I thought it would probably live in my stick bag but its perfect.
 

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Recently became a fan of flat rides, love that stick response and control. Picked up the classic Paiste Formula 602 medium flat and the Zildjian K light flat and having a blast!
 

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I had a 90's K 20" Flat that was great...can't remember why I got rid of it, I think they sound great with rivets, but don't think I could do one as a main ride they can be a little too quiet
 

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Not as the main, but I pretty much always have one up.
 

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I used to have a 21” Paiste Vintage black lable flat tide that I never should have let go of. I’d love to have that one back.
 

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Thanks for the responses guys!!!! I'm gonna dig my 20-2002 flat ride out and try it....

Cheers and blessings, Trey
 

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I use a 1979 18" Paiste flat ride for my quieter gigs. Love that cymbal. Nice "ting ting" with little sustain. With brushes and sizzle chain, it's just a subtle "shhhhhh."

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I have two .... Bosphorus Turk 19" and Istanbul Agop 18". The former gets used as a main ride most of a typical night but set up as left hand ride .....
 

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using an 18" Soultone with a 2 guitar and bass rock/pop band...this one's got a nice sultry but soft wash and is crashable. When i bought it I thought it would probably live in my stick bag but its perfect.
You must have a big stick bag.
 

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I played with a 20" Paiste blue label flat ride for years. I now have a 20" made in Canada Zildjian flat ride. For quiet gigs it's often my main ride.
 

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Not "main" rides per se but are used when needed.....a 20" Zildjian and an 18" Sabian.
I almost bought a 22" Stagg on impulse one day but (initially) talked myself out of it, then a couple of days later found I had snoozed....
I know someone that uses a 22" Zildjian in a 2 ride set up.....I don't like that one as much but they do, and it is a nice cymbal.
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Yea - my main ride is an 18“ Bosphorus unlathed flattie. Very sweet sounding and quiet - ideal in a soft pop rock / blues covers band with a singer who likes to be heard clearly by the audience above the other instruments (acoustic rhythm and lead guitars, bass, sax/flute, usually un-miced drum kit).
 

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I have a super portable setup - 10x14 "bass", with a snare stand built in on top, and I mounted a cymbal arm. I gigged it recently for the first time with a HH and my sole cymbal was a 19" Soultone old school patina flat ride - worked perfectly for the acoustic outdoor art gallery gig I had. I'm not good enough to use a flat ride in a jazz setting but for this gig, it was just fine. Current flats include that one and a 20" K Con..........but that one stays in the home studio.
 

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YEP 2---- K 22 90S BRILLANT FINISH FLAT TOP and a 20 A CUSTOM FLATTIE with 2 rivets.......ALSO A 26 FACTORY METAL CUSTOM FLAT THUNDER SHEET WOBBLES MAD.......
 

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I have a couple of the newer Constantinople flat rides. Really like their pure, clean tone. I sometimes use them as main rides on mellower songs.
 


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