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Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal 20 inch  (Used)

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      Perfectly suited for fast ride patterns at extreme volumes in metal music settings.

      This 20" Paiste Alpha Metal Ride Cymbal features a brilliant finish with a metallic, strong, focused, and dynamic character. It has a fairly narrow range and a raw mix of frequencies. You'll get a heavy feel combined with a strong, glassy ping over an aggressive, icy wash with subtle undertones.

      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 Paiste cymbals to a mirror perfect finish in the final production stage. Prior to that, top-notch hi-tech processes give Alpha cymbals their initial shape and strength. They are further enhanced by traditional hand-hammering.

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

      Paiste 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.

      Features

      • Size: 20" cymbal
      • Weight: extra-heavy
      • Volume: medium to very loud
      • Stick sound: glassy, clean, strong
      • Intensity: lively
      • Sustain: long
       
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      PaisteAlpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal
       
      5.0

      (based on 5 reviews)

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Unique, great sounding ride

      By Ju

      from NYC

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      Pros

      • Responsive Feel
      • Unique Tone

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        Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal:

        Been playing for 26 years. Used to have a Paiste 3000 ride back in the day that I loved, and wanted to find something similar. The bell on this ride is similar to the old 3000 power ride, but the bow of the cymbal is completely different than any ride I've ever heard. This is why I love it so much. I haven't heard a ride with this much character in a long time. I can't even really describe it. It's not trashy, but it's not really clean either. It's like Icy or something. Very unique. The new Alpha line seems to be something special in the paiste arsenal. It is loud like people say, but can also tame it down with the right sticks and technique to even work in jazz and fusion type situations. Decay is somewhat short for a ride this heavy, which is nice actually. As a crash it is brutal, but again has this almost odd tone that really makes it stand out. I really love this ride.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great cymbal, awesome price. LOUD!

        By Hunter Riegert

        from california

        Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal:

        It is a really loud ride and a really good price
        The bell on this cymbal destroys many other rides, and the overtones sound brilliant.It can be a little ringy if you play it in a confined space so be sure to put some tape or moongel on the bottom. Otherwise it is one of the best rides for metal, in my opinion.
        super durable, i know it will last through years of abuse.
        its a great price that doesnt break the bank.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WOW

        Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal:

        I bought this cymbal a while back and it is incredible. I have used many rides but this is killer. the bell will rip your head off. and the body and bow are just absolutely incredible buy this cymbal

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid Ride

        By Eric Anderson

        from Virginia

        Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal:

        This ride has a very deep sound and is great for blasts, crashes, or even just simple patterns. The ride itself has great sound all around the cymbal and has a myriad of tones that can be played. The best part about the cymbal though is the bell! It is massive, and has a great volume!

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        nice

        By kevin buckley

        from Bel Air MD

        Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal:

        buy this cymbal. i love it and it is really nice and has nice sound.

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