I bought a 70s 20" A Zildjian Flat Ride several years ago. The above description is accurate. It did not serve my intended needs for a relatively quiet ride so I got rid of it.Bri6366 said:The 70s-80s Zildjian catalogs put the Flat Rides in the "Medium-Heavy" weight class. Similar to the Ping Rides of the time, it would probably be more accurate to say "Medium to Heavy." At least that's how they played messing around with them.
I have a sweet-sounding 18" Paiste Traditional (they were made 1998-2009, not the current Signature Traditionals) Flat Ride that I always use for low-volume gigs. I also have a 20" Soultone Custom ($85 from Amazon!) that's a bit pingier and louder than the 18" Paiste yet more usable and pleasing than the above mentioned Zildjian version.