> > > Blind Test, Quiz 1, budget ride cymbals: Answer

Drummers and Drummerettes! It’s time to present you with the answer to the first edition of our new series of quizes we collectively call “Bind Tests“, which we are preparing in co-operation with Avant Drum Shop. Your task was to correctly identify two ride cymbals only by ear, based on an audio recording.


You had to choose from the following three budget rides: 20″ Paiste PST3 Ride , 20″ Meinl HCS Ride  and 20″ Istanbul Agop MS-X Ride .

The correct answer is:

A: 20″ Meinl HCS Ride

B: 20″ Istanbul Agop MS-X Ride

The winner of the ‘Choose the one you like best’ vote is the 20″ Meinl HCS Ride, which got 54% of the votes.

Out of hundreds of entries, the winner drawn by the machine is Mikołaj Kowalczyk from Cracow, who picks up the prize, which is a pair of Ahead sticks sponsored by BeatIt. Congratulations!

Please remember the next quiz and the next prize are coming your way on Monday!

Here is a video presenting the solution to this week’s quiz.