Buy yourself a nice palette of timbres and colors to play, with this fine - and relatively thin - 22" Mellow Ride from Anatolian's acclaimed Jazz Collection series.
The cymbal has a lovely sonorous underlying wash. Simply tap the cymbal with the tip of your drumstick, before it fills the room with a sweet, dark and complex sound.
The cymbal has a slight curvature, which helps to gather the stick attack a little. This means that you can still hear the attack, despite the sonorous wash that is floating underneath at all times.
Remember that it is a cymbal that is designed for acoustic music, and therefore should preferably be played lightly.
The bell matches the rest of the cymbal really well, and has a full, nice and crisp sound.
A fantastic jazz ride with lots of nuances to play with.