Joey Waronker is one of the most in-demand session-drummers in modern and popular styles from funk to rock. Designed to stand out both in the studio and live, his cymbals call for versatility.
Joey Waronker Ride
- Is surprisingly nimble and easily controlling for such big cymbal.
- Employs lighter, more even hammering, a medium weight and finer lathing to achieve a clear and focused stick sound that is clear and focused, accompanied by an ever-present but unobtrusive wash.
- When crashed, the attack is glassy and focused with an even and balanced decay.
"For such a big cymbal the Waronker ride is surprisingly nimble. The stick sound is clear and focused and is accompanied by an ever-present but unobtrusive wash. In keeping with its diameter, there is a wide, expansive feel to the cymbal but at the same time it is easy to control. The bell isn't designed to operate in clang territory (unless shouldered, in which case it lights up); rather it gives an authoritative but appropriately musical response. A great all-round ride." - Adam Jones
"24" Joey Waronker Ride can be considered as "medium heavy". The hammering is very subtle, but there are a few larger and a tick deeper impacts. The size of the bell actually corresponds to that of a 20" cymbal and therefore looks quite small. The profile is kept very flat. What is remarkable about this ride is the finely shimmering attack in conjunction with the seemingly endless sustain. Alluded to on profile, a fairly broad background noise arises immediately after the attack, which swings up with a broad crash character, but then quickly swings into a modulation. It takes a good part of the fine overtone shimmer with it, and a certain rumbling and dark hue is also formed. Slow patterns or single notes as accents can offer a good richness of sound even when played at a very quiet level. Despite the wide, floating sustain, the strikes remain clearly recognizable in somewhat brisk or busier patterns. Although the ride can sound quite loud, it can be tonally slim enough to interact very well overall spectrum." - Team
"They put out a beast of a 24″ ride cymbal. At first touch, it has a dark ping with lots of stick definition and control. However, when you crash the cymbal, it swells with intention and has a lovely long decay. This 24″ cymbal states only one thing, “I am a drummer; I am here to play.” It has lasted many tours of hard crashing." - Nick Cesarz
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