Your description is not far off. It's very dry, but there is still some highs from the bell. I have used it one the left, for bass solos and quiet passages. I think the rivets made the edge crash (as much of a crash one has the balls to play on this thing) a bit more usable, but the influence on the ride sound was surprisingly small.How would you describe the sound? To me, over speakers it sounds like entire frequency bands have been chopped out of it's spectrum.
Very cool sound. Is it too sparse to use with a group?
Thanks, Joe. I use a Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera with a Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro. The mic is really good, I also use it with an audio recorder to record rehearsals.