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Paiste Alpha Brilliant China Cymbal 16 inch 

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  • Weight: medium
  • Volume: medium to loud
  • Stick sound: washy
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      Features an explosive, shattering attack with a hissing decay.

      This Paiste Alpha China Cymbal features a brilliant finish with a bright, cutting, and full sound with warm undertones. It has a medium range, with a complex mix, making it a strong China cymbal useful in many musical applications.

      Alpha cymbals were first launched by Paiste in 1992. Today, the Alpha brand is synonymous with dependability, and the cymbals are well known for their first-class sound and fair prices. The Alpha Series is now available in a Brilliant Finish, once again advancing these trusted qualities.

      The brilliant look is accomplished by skilled craftsmen who hand polish the China cymbals to a mirror perfect finish in the final production stage. Prior to that, top-notch hi-tech processes give Paiste Alpha cymbals their initial shape and strength. They are further enhanced by traditional hand-hammering.

      Paiste Alpha cymbals have become very popular among professional artists, especially in rock and metal. Working with such drummers, Paiste developed new cymbals models to expand the arsenal available for players in these genres.

      Alpha cymbals have developed a strong following in recent years and are today endorsed by numerous working drummers all over the world, such as Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch, Jason Sutter with Chris Cornell, Dave Witte of Municipal Waste, Tommy Portimo of Sonata Arctica, and Steven Spence of Black Tide.


      • Weight: medium
      • Volume: medium to loud
      • Stick sound: washy
      • Intensity: lively
      • Sustain: medium
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      Not bad for metal

      By THOG drummer

      from Germany/America

      Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant China Cymbal:

      The china is great for break downs in metal and overall accents throughout songs. It is bright and cuts through other noise fairly well, even better than I expected. It doesn't look that great, but who cares?! The only drawback is the price; a Wuhan can work just as well for 90 bucks less, especially if you're in a bind.
      Sounds great for break downs.
      I had to under rate this because of the price, but it sounds great.
      Too expensive.

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      Wow unbelivable

      By cStrotman

      from Maryland

      Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant China Cymbal:

      I just got the 14" Alpha China today and right out of the box it blew me away. It looked so good with the brilliant finish. The sound quality is amazing its everything I was hoping for and more. If you are looking for one high quality china at not to high a price this is your baby. I Love It

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      Great for Value

      By MarioA

      from San Juan, Puerto Rico

      Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant China Cymbal:

      Finding a Paiste at this price is a tough thing to in of itself, yet finding one of this quality if ASTOUNDING! I recorded with this china not to long ago, and after hearing i went on to buy it because i loved it so. Cuts well through the mix and no annoying overtones, yet it DOES NOT have a quick decay, it rings for a while.. Love it recommend to anybody on a budget

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