Zultan 20" Ride Dark Matter

Ride

  • Size: 20"
  • Dark Matter Line
  • 100% Hand-hammered
  • Dark, warm sounding characteristics with a large dynamic range and "crash" reserves
  • Fine overtone structure
  • Pronounced bell
  • Defined stick attack
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Hand Hammered Yes
Finish Regular / Traditional
Alloy B20 Bronze

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Dark and Brooding
14.04.2015
This cymbal sounds great, and is great value for money. The main sound of it is very dark, as its name would suggest, but there are plenty of harmonics going on towards the end of each hit, which make it sound rather complex. It works well for playing jazz, but also for playing in situations where you don't want the ride to cut through very subtle guitar work, such as ambient or post-rock music. The finish looks fantastic and the cymbal itself feels quite durable. For the money, it definitely stands up against cymbals which cost nearly twice as much, and doesn't at all sound 'budget'.
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Excellent (on its level!!!)
Matyas S., 13.01.2016
First of all, this ride is excellent for the price! I even say it is among the more versatile ones on the budget-level, and even in the slightly higher price range. Not the top turkish cymbal brand, that title goes for Agean cymbals, hands down! Still, very nice! Warm tone, not glassy at all, slightly quiet (maybe 80-90% of the volume of a regular cymbal), so if you play a lot of ballads and low dynamic parts, this will sound great. But if you choose this because of the videos and sound samples, I have to warn you! The bell of it will not be as clean and loud as the videos and samples suggest! Not even close! So if you use the bell a lot, consider a different ride. This is still great in a less distortion-heavy music, pop or pop-rock, but not recommended for heavier styles or jazz either. Ok, for some forms of jazz it might work, but still. This cymbal dissappointed me a bit with it's bell (but just because I expected more because of the sound samples). I'm curious to see how it will age sound-wise, also curious about how crackable it might turn out to be, but... Is it a budget-level ride? Well... regarding the price, yes. Regarding the sound, it is above budget-level. The bell itself is the weak point, the rest is way better than a budget-level ride. Do I recommend it? Depends a lot on your style of playing and the music you play. Would I buy it again? Not sure. As a secondary ride though, works quite well.
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Good price and good sound
Zeugnimod, 04.02.2019
I?m satisfied with this ride. It has a dark sound that I like, I play with 2 rides and it has a quite distinct sound. When you accentuate it I can get a crashy sound that can be useful. Good buy.
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Patina plus Sound = Oberklasse
ZultanGearHead, 30.12.2017
Das 20" Ride Becken der Dark Matter Serie von Zultan spiele ich jetzt seit zwei Jahren und bin von seinem Klang immer noch hin und weg. Ein mittelschweres, tiefes Ride, welches sich sehr dynamisch spielen lässt. Ich spiele ausschließlich Weltmukke, Ethnojazz und Funk in eher moderater Gangart.
Die meisten von uns dürften wissen, dass die Stickwahl einen nicht unerheblichen Einfluss auf den Klang der Bronze hat. Meine Favoriten sind die 13mm schlanken Werkzeuge von Rohema. Mit Tango Hornbeam (sehr leichtes Stäbchen) dezent, warm, holzig - die Obertöne silbrig, mit seidigem Schimmer. Gespielt mit Tango Hickory (normal schwer) tiefer, voller, angenehm kühl - die Obertöne silbrig. Mit 8-H Hornwood nochmal einen Tick voller, einen Deut tiefer - die Obertöne silbrig mit kristallinem Schimmer. Egal mit welchen der dreien: der Ping ist wunderbar, immer prägnant, geht auch nicht unter, wenn das Becken derbe geritten wird. Und - ganz wichtig! - es schaukelt sich nicht so hoch, dass der Sound zumatscht. Sustain ist lang, angenehm lang, der Klang stets kontrollierbar. Obgleich recht schwer, lässt sich dieser Teller sehr gut ancrashen. Als Ride reagiert es natürlich etwas träger wie ein reines Crash. Was mir sehr gut gefällt sind leichte Akzente mit der Stockschulter, ganz gleich wo auf der Spielfläche des Beckens gesetzt. Der Klang der Glocke ist richtig gut. Tief, durchsetzungsstark und sehr sauber. Nachdem ich inzwischen fast ein Dutzend Zultan Rides getestet habe landet der Glockensound des Dark Matter unangefochten auf Platz Eins. Auch mit Besen, Rods & Filzern bearbeitet klingt das Ride ultra klasse. Nun stellt euch folgendes Bild vor:
Ihr betretet im Sommer eine dunkle Höhle, darinnen es angenehm kühl ist. Im Schein eurer Taschenlampe glitzern Kristalle. Von Stalaktiten fallen silbrige Tröpfchen herab - "plitsch!" - und verhallen langsam in dem Gewölbe der Höhle. Dieses Bild entstand in meinem Kopf, als ich das Ride mit meinen Prof. Bamboo Rods gespielt habe. Ich erwähne das nur um euch zu vermitteln, mit was für einem vielschichtig klingenden Bronzeteller wir es hier zu tun haben.
Zur Qualität:
Alles sauber entgratet, Löcher fast mittig mit minimaler Tendenz zum eiern.

Fazit: 
Für den Dumping Preis von 169 Euronen bekommt ihr mit dem 20 Zoll Dark Matter von Zultan ein dunkles, wohl- und vielschichtig klingendes, handgedengeltes sexy Ride mit phantastischer Ansprache, welches von Rock über Pop bis zu Jazz universal einsetzbar ist und sich kläglich wie qualitativ keine Schwäche leistet. Und da ihr nicht aus Versehen hier gelandet seid, fackelt nicht lange und bestellt diese OBERKLASSE-Bronze. Am besten drei Exemplare. Eines davon wird sicherlich in euer Set passen und euch glücklich machen! 

Nachtrag:
Meine beiden Dark Matter Becken wollten von der Optik nicht mehr recht ins Set passen (Zultan Dune & Q Serie). Akkuschrauber und Schleifteller her, Scheiben drauf, runter mit Wachs und Patina. Hervorgezaubert silbrigen Glänzeglanz (mit dunkeln Stippen) und einen Sound Leute, der an Obertönen und Brillianz das Original Dark Matter Ride nochmal topt! Unfassbar gut !
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