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Aggressive, brilliant, shattering attack paired with an airy and almost trashy decay.
The Paiste 2002 Wild Splash Cymbal sounds silvery, warm, full, and breathy with a fairly wide range and complex mix. Extremely quick and responsive feel. Well suited for all styles of rock & extreme metal music that requires a piercing splash to cut through very loud volume settings.
Background: During the 1960s developing rock required cymbal sound to match the new frequencies and volume levels and in 1967 the Giant Beat series was created. The 2002 was developed in 1971 fusing the power of the Giant Beat with the differentiation of the Jazz series Formula 602. In 2005, Paiste once again made the 2002 a core series for the future, as the best and most innovative Dimensions models were incorporated into the newly expanded 2002, adding current cymbal sounds to this venerable line
Innovation: First cymbal series fully developed for electronically amplified music
Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze"
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
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
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Comments about Paiste 2002 Wild Splash Cymbal:
This is, overall, a pretty fantastic cymbal. I luckily got this for free as a gift from a friend of mine.
This has a great sound to it, I really like it, much better than other splash cymbals I have heard, but it still is just off from perfect... It's as close as I'll get for now and I really like the cymbal, it's just not the perfect sound for me.
I'm not sure how other splash cymbals stack up to this one in terms of price/performance (value), but I know this sounds a heck of a lot better than my friend's Sabian B8 10" splash.