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Paiste 2002 China Cymbal  

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The Paiste 2002 China Cymbal is an exotic, powerful cymbal with a traditionally shaped bell. Sound is bright and trashy with great projection. Medium...Click To Read More About This Product

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The first cymbal series fully developed for use in amplified music.

The Paiste 2002 China Cymbal is an exotic, powerful cymbal with a traditionally shaped bell. Sound is bright and trashy with great projection. Medium to loud volume with a fairly pingy stick sound. Nice sound variety when played in different areas of the cymbal, always produces a complex mix.

Made with CuSn8 bronze for a bright, warm, and energetic tone. Great for live and studio gigs requiring high energy and the utmost in precision and musicality. Heavier models have been added to round out the original classic series by providing increased volume.


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Paiste2002 China Cymbal
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

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5.0

I own 12 cymbals but this is my favorite

By Bikecoachdave

from Columbia, Ky.

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Paiste 2002 China Cymbal:

      Ive purchased 3 China cymbals in my years, third time was the charm. First 2 were Zildjian (which I love, dont get me wrong) This was the cymbal with the sound I was looking for. Not too deep, not too bright, Like baby bears soup, it was just right. I actually look forward to songs and grooves when I hit it because it blends so well into any fill or groove without overpowering it or taking over. My Zildjian China Low was close, but just too deep, and I did try the higher, brighter models, but the Low was as close as I could find to the sound I wanted. Then I came across this cymbal and it was love at first crash. Just fits so well into everything I play, mostly alternative rock. I have the 16 inch model and highly recommend it. It may be the only Paiste product I own, as my others are Zildjian and Sabian, but this one is the favorite child.

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      4.0

      My paiste (first)

      By 5yeardrummer

      from Janesville, WI

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      Comments about Paiste 2002 China Cymbal:

      This product is a good deal if you dont want a very clean or very trashy china, if you want a china that pretty much does it all for a decent price, this is the cymbal for you. PS: I personally like this cymbal a lot because of how much i like this brand
      This cymbal is pretty good, it doesn't have a specifically trashy sound but it has some, so it can sometimes be used for riding-works in blast beats and w/ double bass, but it also has a great explosiveness when used when accenting so it's pretty good all around.
      This might be a litte bit affected because all of my other cymbals cost around 50$ apeice, but i've had it for a year and there is only a couple of finger marks and one small scratch that i stay away from hitting
      Like i said before, this might be slightly biased because of my other cymbals' prices, but i think it was a good deal, i got it on sale and with the stand it cost about $225

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      5.0

      A Great China (My Favorite

      By The Indian

      from Al

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      Comments about Paiste 2002 China Cymbal:

      I have the 18" & 22" Black Label (old logo from the 1970's) 2002 China Type. A great sounding cymbal that is very dark & versatile. A more European take on the china cymbal, with fast decay, dry stick response & best of all it doesn't open up unless you really lay into it so it can be used in many different volume settings from soft to very loud. Playing on different areas of the cymbal produce very many sounds which can be used accents, riding, linear/melodic playing/fills. It is not thin & trashy like Wuhan or other "authentic" garbage can lid china cymbals. Both of my chinas are over 30 years old, & other than slight cosmetic wear, show no signs of cracks or keyholing. The 22" is my favorite cymbal in my setup. China cymbals are not for everyone but if you get one, it may as well be versatile enough to be used in many styles of music.

       
      5.0

      16 inches (perfect china overall)

      By jgdrummer

      from Warner, NH

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Beautiful
      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Feels Very Durable
      • Great Deal
      • great sound
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Genres With A China

        Comments about Paiste 2002 China Cymbal:

        Get it. It feels very good when you hit it, it sounds amazing, if you want a china but don't know where to start, buy this one. It is the best of both worlds. Trashy, but tame and bright sounding. And it's only 16 inches, so you can position it almost anywhere. I would consider buying it with this: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums-percussion/gibraltar-grabber-cymbal-arm so you can mount it without using more stands.

         
        5.0

        Paiste 2002 China

        By surferben182

        from Boston, MA

        Comments about Paiste 2002 China Cymbal:

        I have the 1980's version of this cymbal and it is just amazing. The cymbal has a very unique sound that can fit in with just about every style.I would recommend, but I would go to a store because not all cymbals are manufactured the same. Go to the store and hit one to see if it would work with your current cymbals

         
        5.0

        i own this

        By scoob-lwCgv

        from pasadena,md

        Comments about Paiste 2002 China Cymbal:

        i've had this cymbal since 1980 and i still play it to this day it still sounds as good as the day i got it i play some what heavy so i use cymbal springs which is the reason i think all of my cymbals still sound good and havent cracked yet get this cymbal it is worth the money

         
        5.0

        its worth it........

        By drummer boy-aFTQq

        from texas

        Comments about Paiste 2002 China Cymbal:

        i bought this china about a month 1/2 ago and its been awsome! its loud,trashy,and has about a medium short sustain. it also doesnt really show finger prints or stick marks. it is also a very good cymbal for rock/heavy metal. overall its a great cymbal.

         
        5.0

        32 Years of Hardcore Play

        By Rless45

        from Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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        Comments about Paiste 2002 China Cymbal:

        I bought the 2002 20" Paiste in 1978 and what a great china cymbal! I passed it down to my son several years ago and it finally cracked,Darn it!!! Well, if this cymbal can take 32 years of hellish hardcore play, then we will definitely buy another!

         
        5.0

        GodOfThunder

        By GodOfThunder-.RzFo

        from Texarkana, TX

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        Comments about Paiste 2002 China Cymbal:

        Paiste 2002 cymbals meet the highest quality standards, period. I should know. I have play them for 20 years. And just like a fine wine, they get better with age.

         
        5.0

        Worst Mistake of My Life

        By GonzoBanker

        from Charlotte, NC

        Comments about Paiste 2002 China Cymbal:

        Worst mistake of my life was giving this cymbal away! I bought a 20-inch 2002 China in the 90s. Played it and loved it. This was the only cymbal I kept when I sold my kit. Years later, thinking I'd never play again, I gave it to an aspiring drummer. Now here I am buying it again! Versatile cymbal. It can ride. It can crash. It can play soft and it can play loud. Beautiful piece of bronze. I miss it!

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