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Paiste Alpha Full Ride Cymbal   

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Medium weight, multi-purpose ride. A clean, articulate stick sound with a full, round wash underneath. Very dynamic and useful in many situations....Click To Read More About This Product

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Medium weight, multi-purpose ride. A clean, articulate stick sound with a full, round wash underneath. Very dynamic and useful in many situations.


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PaisteAlpha Full Ride Cymbal
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (9)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Do you want a great cymbal without a high price?

This cymbal really surprised me. I new it would be fairly good because it was a paiste, but it is absolutely excellent. This Cymbal reminds me of the type of ride cymbal that...Read complete review

This cymbal really surprised me. I new it would be fairly good because it was a paiste, but it is absolutely excellent. This Cymbal reminds me of the type of ride cymbal that the great Buddy rich used. It has a great pitched ping for ride, but if you use the body of your stick, you can get a great crash that is not clangy. Buddy used his ride as a crash all the time. He never used a Paiste, but this has the same type of sound and quality of the 20" ride that he used. It is also a great looking cymbal.

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Not the Pictured Cymbal

The cymbal pictured is not correct, it is an older, discontinued version of the Paiste Alpha Full Ride, and is a very different cymbal in sound and make.

The pictured...Read complete review

The cymbal pictured is not correct, it is an older, discontinued version of the Paiste Alpha Full Ride, and is a very different cymbal in sound and make.

The pictured version was made in Paiste's Switzerland factory, where all of their professional cymbals are produced (it is stamped "Made in Switzerland" on the underside). The current version is produced in Germany (stamped on underside) with Paiste's medium and lower end cymbals.

The new Paiste Alpha Full Ride is a respectable cymbal, and good for the price range, but no match for the previous Alpha Ride manufactured alongside Paiste's high end cymbals. The old Alphas, if you can find them, are similar (but lesser to) the Paiste Signature line in look and sound. The new Paiste Alpha line are less grooved, more machined in look and with less overall character.

The current version is nearly identical to the Paiste Alpha Brilliant Full Ride, which you can find here: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums-percussion/paiste-alpha-full-ride-brilliant

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not the Pictured Cymbal

By mrpelvis

from El Cerrito, CA

Pros

  • Good For Practicing
  • Good Value

Cons

  • Incorrect Product
  • Inferior To Pictured

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Paiste Alpha Full Ride Cymbal:

The cymbal pictured is not correct, it is an older, discontinued version of the Paiste Alpha Full Ride, and is a very different cymbal in sound and make.

The pictured version was made in Paiste's Switzerland factory, where all of their professional cymbals are produced (it is stamped "Made in Switzerland" on the underside). The current version is produced in Germany (stamped on underside) with Paiste's medium and lower end cymbals.

The new Paiste Alpha Full Ride is a respectable cymbal, and good for the price range, but no match for the previous Alpha Ride manufactured alongside Paiste's high end cymbals. The old Alphas, if you can find them, are similar (but lesser to) the Paiste Signature line in look and sound. The new Paiste Alpha line are less grooved, more machined in look and with less overall character.

The current version is nearly identical to the Paiste Alpha Brilliant Full Ride, which you can find here: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums-percussion/paiste-alpha-full-ride-brilliant

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great price and great sound

By Atomsmith546

from san diego, ca

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Comments about Paiste Alpha Full Ride Cymbal:

This cymbal is somewhat bright with good sustain and stick attack and the bell rings very nicely.
I also have an alpha 22 in rock ride that is a little darker in pitch so they work well together. I use the 20in full ride for big rocky interludes and such, and then the 22in rock ride for darker mellower ride sections and its great.

Paiste's ALPHA series are fantastic, great sounding cymbals for great prices. BUY THIS CYMBAL!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ride or accent...you decide.

By BobbyV

from Washington Crossing, PA

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Comments about Paiste Alpha Full Ride Cymbal:

This is a very diverse cymbal the has many applications. I use it as an accent cymbal and it sound great. I'm considering riveting this cymbal because that will really allow it's high tones to shine. A great cymbal at a good price...as I have moved from Zildian to Paiste.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Do you want a great cymbal without a high price?

By Lukegowest

from Wausau,WI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Ride Crash Cymbal

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Main Ride Cymbal

    Comments about Paiste Alpha Full Ride Cymbal:

    This cymbal really surprised me. I new it would be fairly good because it was a paiste, but it is absolutely excellent. This Cymbal reminds me of the type of ride cymbal that the great Buddy rich used. It has a great pitched ping for ride, but if you use the body of your stick, you can get a great crash that is not clangy. Buddy used his ride as a crash all the time. He never used a Paiste, but this has the same type of sound and quality of the 20" ride that he used. It is also a great looking cymbal.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    surprising

    By muchtrouble7

    from Harrison, AR

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    Pros

    • Makes Me Want More

    Cons

    • none at this time

    Best Uses

    • Utility Ride

    Comments about Paiste Alpha Full Ride Cymbal:

    Sounds good,looks good,priced right.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Happy

    By Nick

    from South Padre Island, Tx

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    Comments about Paiste Alpha Full Ride Cymbal:

    Picked this us as a backup when it was a "stupid deal of the day." Could not be happier - great sound. It is now my #1 ride.

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    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Decent ride

    By ns3476

    from Michigan

    Comments about Paiste Alpha Full Ride Cymbal:

    Very nice sound for the money, there are better rides out there but this has a nice ping sound to it which makes it worth the money.

     
    5.0

    Another great Paiste Alpha cymbal

    By Blackjack

    from Hamilton, MT

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    Comments about Paiste Alpha Full Ride Cymbal:

    Love the Alpha cymbals. This is my second one. I also have a 20" flat ride Alpha. Good looking, great sounding. Paiste has made me a believer!

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    • No
     
    5.0

    would buy again in a heart beat

    By papa d

    from hope idaho

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    Comments about Paiste Alpha Full Ride Cymbal:

    good price. easy ordering. fast delivery. love the cymbal. no complaints. thanks guys

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Paiste satisfies our ear drums and pockets

    By SGstandardman

    from Baton Rouge, LA

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    Comments about Paiste Alpha Full Ride Cymbal:

    I just got this cymbal and it is great. It sounds out of this world. I think it is great for any genre of music (although it might not be loud enough for metal). The Alpha series sounds like a million bucks, but costs nowhere near that. This ride has a great wash to it, and I plan on buying a lot more of the Alpha series cymbals.

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