Is the Meinl 20in Dark Ride (custom classics) good for beginner jazz?

EdenII

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Just got my first acoustic kit and I wanted to know if the Meinl 20in Dark Ride would be a good fit as there is one in my area for around $100. I don't know much about cymbals, but I have heard dark, hand-hammered ones are good. Is it a good idea to pick up the ride or should I try looking around more at like pawn shops and craigslist to find a better one for around the same price.
 

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No that sounds good/like a good price/ Look at it closely/in the lathe lines/ for any cracks'

You can hit with your thumb and listen close for any rattling- should be none.
 

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$100 is cheap. It’s not an ideal jazz ride but should be fine. It crash/rides great and is also a great big crash but still gets out of the way real quick. So, a pretty versatile cymbal I’d say.
 

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