Pure darkness. The original dry cymbal. The Special Dry 21 ride cymbal features a super short sustain even when crashing. When riding the wash is quick and low but still present leaving you with a crisp and focused stick sound with every stroke. This is perfect for fat funky grooves and breakbeats that require defined strokes during quick passages. The bell is integrated which improves the responsiveness of the cymbal. The top is raw and unlathed adding a rugged and raw look that might just have the unique flare youre seeking. Not a cymbal for any occasion but absolutely perfect for a setting that demands it.