As a jazz/fusion drummer I use this as my second ride. Hitting the bow hard with the tip of the stick is great for finishing off fills where you need something a bit more subtle than a crash. The cymbal offers some great different sounds which really sound perfect for the genre. The bell is clear and loud.
My advice, if you're on the fence, if it's this cymbal and another one and you just can't decide: Get this one!
I am nothing but happy with this cymbal's performance.
It is clean and crisp on the attack, with just enough dirt on the decay. the unique lathing pattern allows for a few distinct sounds from the bow alone.
The bell sounds great as well.
I just love the way the sound changes when playing on different places of the "bow".
It's very refined and subtile unlike any other ride cymbal.