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Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal  20 in.

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Bright and explosive with a warm shimmer that carries well. Very dynamic and full-bodied, with immediate response. Washy stick sound with lively inte...Click To Read More About This Product

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Versatile and effective for multiple music applications.

Bright and explosive with a warm shimmer that carries well. Very dynamic and full-bodied, with immediate response. Washy stick sound with lively intensity and medium sustain. A good all-purpose crash.

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 Crash Cymbal
 
4.9

(based on 43 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Full crash (5)
  • Responsive feel (5)
  • Bright sound (3)
  • Explosive attack (3)
  • Focused crash (3)

Cons

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Stradivarius of Crash Cymbals!

By nowhereman

from Nor-Cal

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Pros

  • Bright And Shimmering
  • Bright Sound
  • Excellent Value
  • Explosive Attack
  • Focused Crash
  • Full Crash
  • Long And Even Sustain
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks
    • Stadiums Or Large Venues
    • Symphonies

    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

    The Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbals, and the 2002 Thin Crash are by far the best sounding crash cymbals ever made, if you like bright & shimmery with a ton of even sustain that doesn't drop of sharply. Only the Classic or standard crash cymbals along with the thin crash sound this way. The medium crash or heavier can be problematic. I would consider the 2002 crash and thin crash in sizes up to 20" to be the Stradivarius of crash cymbals. A classic recording of Paiste Thin 2002s can be heard on "Pet Your Friends" 16,18 and 19" thin crash were used, along with 18" and 20" standard 2002s. I first bought the 17,18 and 19" thin crash, then the 18 and 20" standard crashes and it's hard to tell them apart sound wise. The slightly heavier classic or standard crash have a little more volume but they both respond the same and sustain is almost identical. The 19" thin crash and the 20" crash sound a bit darker from the drummers perspective, but 10' away or when recorded, they sound ultra bright and not dark at all...weird! Another weird thing is the 22" ride sounds much deeper than the 24" ride...I have both the 20 and the 24" and use both with the 20 ride just to the right and over the 24". I also use the Zildjian 16 and 18" "A" customs to compliment these awesome crash cymbals. If you buy the 18 & 20" Crash, or the 17,18, and 19" Thin Crash you will be amazed at how great they sound and how even the sustain is...Simply Brilliant! As a warning...If you go heavier than the Classic or Standard 2002 Crash cymbals, you have gone beyond the design parameters and might not like them...I didn't...Also the Paiste website states they are medium wt. They are not, they are in fact closer to a thin to med-thin wt. The thin crash are thin to very thin like "A" customs but stronger and not as easy to crack. They are also not meant to be played like a drunk clubbing seals...Camco Drums and 2002s, That's Just Plain Spoiled!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great crash

    By Nick Name

    from usa

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    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

    when played, this cymbal sounds like the breath of angels. It has the quality of having been forged by elves on an anvil of platinum with a hammer made of a magic crystal. It is front and center on my kit, in my special place for my favorite crash. I listened to the samples on paiste's website before ordering and I am not disappointed. It just sounds right.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome!!!

    By JD-O-ss0

    from FL

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    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

    I own the 18inch crash cymbal and it's awesome to say the least. I used it to record a few songs a few months ago and i only kept receiving compliments from the recording engineer on how great it sounded and easy to record it was... This cymbal is the best out there along with any other from the 2002 series from paiste. Don't waste your money trying different brands. Get paistes only... you wont be disappointed!!!

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great cymbal

    By The DarkOne

    from Detroit

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    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

    This is such a beautiful cymbal. If you are looking for a kind of glassey sound this is what you want. My friends can't get over how wonderful it sounds.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    untouchable pitch/performane

    By BOD

    from California

    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

    I have always sought to find a "perfect" cymbal, and rest assured, here it is! The sound is phenomenal, and it plays like no other!Highly recommended!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Grail, Achieved

    By basementdwellers

    from The Nash

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    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

    Just bought my first 2002 Crashes, 19" and 20", used, brought them home and played them every way I could think of. Have a used 2002 China 18" I plan to pair these with, as well as a 505 16" Crash and 404 20" Ride that sounds great as a crash. Those are quality B8 cymbals from the 70s or 80s but when I saw this deal I couldn't pass. Sound-wise, the 2002 is the Grail of B8 cymbals. I don't care for the B8s of the other big two, and while Meinl has some nice B8s (Mb8 line), this is where it all begins and ends for me. Played as rides on bell or bow, they are glassy, shimmery, washy but with clear stick definition. Played as crashes, incomparable. Paiste website says weight is Medium, and that the weight of the "Medium" crash is Medium Heavy. Either way, any cymbal will crack if hit incorrectly or dropped. Read on cymbal makers' websites the correct way to hit a cymbal, and these should last for years. Only their high price (new) keeps me from giving all 5s. Visually stunning.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    nice stuff

    By derek-t5s39

    from kokomo, in

    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

    i've been playing for about 8 years now. these are the first pro-level cymbals i've bought, and i shopped around for a long time before i bought any. i own 17, 18 and 20 inch crashes currently... they're very dynamic. i play with a worship band so character is very important-whether it be a glancing stroke at pianissimo or a full-on crash, these cymbals respond spectacularly, and they fill the sound spectrum very well too. although expensive, you'll not regret this purchase.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pro Quality

    By vanhalenman

    from McConnellsburg, Pa

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    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

    Well I have tried and heard about every brand of crashes that there is except for Paiste. I seen where Alex Van Halen uses these cymbals, so I figured I give them a try. I honestly think this is the best thing I have spent my money on since I started drumming. These cymbals are amazing, and at this price it is a steal. They cut through guitars amazingly. These are without a doubt pro quality cymbals. After buying paistes I will never buy another brand of cymbal. Great job paiste.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LOVE THIS CYMBAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By littlejoey8485

    from kings mountain,NC

    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

    This cymbal is on my drum teachers kit that he used for lessons, and it is amazing. it has such good tone quality good job paiste once i save up enough money im going to buy a 2002 myself

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Paiste 2002 20

    By MetalManiac2k10

    from Commerce, GA

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    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

    I own the 20" size of this cymbal and I love it. I tested searched for many 20" crashes between Zildjian, Meinl, Sabian, other Paiste series', etc. This is the ideal crash for me. I love the brightness and the overtones of the cymbal as well as Paiste cymbals as a whole. Check out the "Giant Beat" cymbals by Paiste as well if you like the 2002's.

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