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Paiste 2002 Heavy Ride Cymbal  20 in.

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The Paiste 2002 Heavy Ride Cymbal sounds bright, full, warm, and energetic. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Strong, defined ping ove...Click To Read More About This Product

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Well suited for louder playing.

The Paiste 2002 Heavy Ride Cymbal sounds bright, full, warm, and energetic. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Strong, defined ping over, full, warm, slightly dark wash.

Introduction: 1971

Background: During the 1960's developing Beat and Rock music required cymbal sound to match the new frequencies and volume levels and in 1967 the Giant Beat series was created - The 2002 was developed 1971 fusing the power of the Giant Beat with the differentiation of the Jazz series Formula 602 - In 2005, Paiste once again makes the 2002 a core series for the future, as the best and most innovative Dimensions models are incorporated into the newly expanded 2002, adding current trend cymbal sound to this venerable line
Innovation: First cymbal series fully developed for electronically amplified music
Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze"

Quality: Professional

Production: Manual Craftsmanship - Hand Hammering, Hand Lathing

Applications: Medium to very loud settings - Live and Recording - Country, R&B, Rock, Jazz-Rock, Progressive, Metal, Grunge, and modern hybrids rooted in those styles

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Users: Working Musicians, Enthusiasts - All players who need energy and drive and want their cymbals to cut through the music in all settings

Sound: Bright, warm, brilliant, musical, precise with high energy levels and powerful projection characteristics

Looks: A wide variety of surface textures with even, balanced hammering and lathing patterns - Prominent, 2nd generation 2002 red silk screening

Recognition: Used by countless top players world-wide over three decades to create a significant portion of our modern music heritage

  • Sizes: 20", 22"
  • Weight: heavy
  • Volume: medium loud to very loud
  • Stick Sound: pingy
  • Intensity: slightly dry
  • Sustain: medium

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Paiste2002 Heavy Ride Cymbal

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She's So Heavy

By Cymbaholic

from Nashville

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Comments about Paiste 2002 Heavy Ride Cymbal:

Looking for a used 20" Ride (couldn't find one), unable to afford one new, I got a used 20" Heavy Ride here in great condition (Condition 2, but I can't find the "blemish" that caused markdown), for a rock-bottom price. (Thanks, mf!) I was able to replicate the sounds on the Paiste site exactly under these conditions. Bell: sound of my cymbal an exact match. Bow: sound of mine an exact match when struck lightly with a nylon-tip stick 2" in from edge. So that's the tone. As to volume, agree sustain is LONG. A light tap on the bow sustained audibly (ear 14" from cymbal) for 30 seconds. I think of this cymbal as Paiste counterpart to Zildjian Ping Ride with B8 instead of B20 overtones. If you like the Z Ping you'll like this. If not, go for a straight Ride. But this just went on sale. Grab one now and rock! P.S. Aesthetics as with all Paiste cymbals except the previous Alpha line (finally beautiful again) a 10/10. Truly the most beautiful cymbals in the world.


Paiste 2002 Heavy Ride

By The Indian

from Al

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Comments about Paiste 2002 Heavy Ride Cymbal:

This is a great sounding ride cymbal. It has a beautiful stick sound and long sustain. The bell is small but it has a very distinct sound. There is also a bit of dark wash produced by this cymbal making it versatile for more subtle styles. However the wash can easily get lost in the mix with a loud band. Overall, this ride seems like the middle ground between the 2002 ride and the 2002 Power Ride.



By Dr, Hook

from Texas

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Comments about Paiste 2002 Heavy Ride Cymbal:

When they call this a heavy ride, they are not kidding. You could use this puppy to do bench press exercises...so make sure that you have a sturdy cymbal stand. (just kidding bout the bench press) But it is heavy. It also has a rather bright quality when doing a straight ride. Very distinct sticking and longer sustain than the Pastie web site says. It is LOUD too. If you want a ride that can really cut through, this is it. Quality is perfect and it is a pretty cymbal. Nice bell too. Oh, you will NOT be crashing this cymbal unless you have a drumstick sponser. Strictly ride.

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