Re: Stagg Ride
I have a few Stagg Ride cymbals:-
A 20" DH Jazz Ride - love it, sweet bell, good controllable wash (its a bit too heavy for my idea of a Jazz ride but good all the same), crashes really well, my favourite for low volume - can handle anything from low volume to (medium) loud0and for my requirements probably my most versatile ride I have.
A 21" DH Exo Extra Dry Ride - More of a rock ride to my ears with a monster bell, you can really lay into it - you'll only damage your sticks and hands, I like it but I would say its a bit dry - not extra - don't even think about crashing this one - 3,800 grams (nuclear explosion).
A 20" Stagg SH Brilliant Series Rock Ride - A good basic rock ride, strong bell, nice ping - nasty overwhelming crash (but I seldom crash rides anyway).
A 20" SH Medium Ride - A mistake, the bell sounds muffled, riding on it is uninspiring and crashing it makes me vomit in my mouth. Really, really unpleasant.
I bought all 4 online, used and unheard.
After buying the DH Jazz and the SH Rock and liking them I became complacent bought the DH Exo which I like but it seems like a rock ride to me, I should sell it or the SH Rock but can't make up my mind which one to sell as I like them both.
The SH medium made me realise the danger of buying cymbal without listening to them, I was probably lucky with the other 3 but this one makes up for it. But they were all silly cheap and I couldn't resist.