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Paiste Alpha Rock Crash Cymbal   

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The Alpha Rock Crash has a very bright, full, glassy, and shimmering sound. Wide range, clear mix. Fairly giving feel. Very strong, cutting, and stur...Read More

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For loud players.

The Alpha Rock Crash has a very bright, full, glassy, and shimmering sound. Wide range, clear mix. Fairly giving feel. Very strong, cutting, and sturdy crash cymbal for louder playing situations in aggressive musical styles.

Alpha Cymbals were first launched by Paiste in 1992. Since then, the Alpha Series has been highly successful on an international scale. Today, the Alpha brand is synonymous with dependability, and the cymbals are well-known for their first-class sound and fair prices. In 2006, Paiste presented a completely revamped Alpha, which advanced these trusted qualities and took Alpha cymbals to a new level.

In recent years, Paiste has invested heavily into the perfection of its high-tech processes, seeking to faithfully reproduce the principles of Swiss hand craftsmanship in its modern production facility in Germany. The updated Alpha cymbals are manufactured using this top-notch technology. They are then enhanced using traditional hand hammering. The combination of hi-tech and traditional methods brings about never before realized quality levels in a highly efficient production environment. Alpha cymbals thus fulfill high demands in quality and function while taking into account the financial realities of today's active drummers.

Paiste designed the updated Alpha series specifically with the global demands of today's music in mind. Global music increasingly combines stylistic and cultural backgrounds into new musical forms, requiring cymbals with wider application range. By applying modern design concepts to the individual models, Paiste has met these requirements convincingly. The assortment offers a wide choice of models and sizes, and covers a wide range of music styles. It allows the drummer an optimal variety of sounds in the cymbal set. Despite all of these improvements, the company is offering the new Alpha cymbals at unchanged retail prices.

FEATURES
  • Weight: medium heavy
  • Volume: medium to very loud
  • Stick Sound: silvery, washy
  • Intensity: lively
  • Sustain: long
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PaisteAlpha Rock Crash Cymbal
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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Good Overall Cymbal

I bought the 16" Alpha rock crash cymbal about 6 months ago and I have been ultra satisfied with its overall performance. At first I was skeptical because of the price. To my...Read complete review

I bought the 16" Alpha rock crash cymbal about 6 months ago and I have been ultra satisfied with its overall performance. At first I was skeptical because of the price. To my surprise the product is very responsive to light medium and heavy hitting. It has a way of creating a musical sound at all levels of attack. I would recommend it to any drummer on a budget who is looking for a quality cymbal. The musicians I play with only have all good things to say because it compliments my Zildjian ZXT 16" thin crash very well. I?m not to ?Brand? oriented so I like to mix and match. If you like a bright crash with a sweet attack and medium decay time this is the cymbal to take a whack at before you buy the expensive stuff.

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Good for awhile

I own the 18 and 19 inch crashes and they both sound great. But after I don't know, six months, they crack. I have had each of them as a primary crash and...Read complete review

I own the 18 and 19 inch crashes and they both sound great. But after I don't know, six months, they crack. I have had each of them as a primary crash and both times they broke sooner than I think they should. I am a very hard hitter but I don't think they should break in six months. Great cymbals but get the warranty.

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3.0

Good for awhile

By Gbdrummer

from Wisconsin

Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Crash Cymbal:

I own the 18 and 19 inch crashes and they both sound great. But after I don't know, six months, they crack. I have had each of them as a primary crash and both times they broke sooner than I think they should. I am a very hard hitter but I don't think they should break in six months. Great cymbals but get the warranty.

 
5.0

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By Nilbritto

from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Crash Cymbal:

(weight: 4.25 pounds) One of my favorite crash cymbal already. It has a very nice bright and sparkling tone with a wonderful shimmer for a medium heavy crash. Has medium sustain and truly sounds like the sound file. Great crash for rock/metal playing situation, great for crash riding and overall a very good cymbal. A must try for budget minded players. But the sound it produces its truly professional in every way.

 
5.0

BLACK ALPHAs ARE CHEA{ER

By METALHEAD666!!!!!//m/

from Tampa, FL

Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Crash Cymbal:

Dont get me wrong- Paiste Alphas are TERRIFIC CYMBALS!!! I have a Ride and used crash from my friend and i love them- but ive started to hear talk that black alphas suck and regular ones RULE! Truth is they are both awesome but one costs LESS! They're not even THAT different sound wise. So im just sayin- think before you buy these because i bought a black alpha and loved it aswell as the regular alphas, and spent less....The same price as an 18" B.Alpha is the same as like a 17" inch Alpha but- basically your gonna end up spending more $$$ on a larger size Alpha or less on the same size with a black coating and tribal styled S on it!

 
5.0

I own the 18''....

By drumsR1337

from WI

Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Crash Cymbal:

I own the 18" and it is loud and has a long sustain.This thing can really take a beating too. I have had it for over 2 years and it hasn't cracked yet. This is a quality crash for it's price. If you play any type of rock, I definitely recommend this cymbal because it's loud and won't crack any time soon.

 
5.0

Kick butt cymbal

By Wynonah

from Auburn, PA

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Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Crash Cymbal:

I have the 20" Rock crash and it is one of the best sounding "large" crashes I have heard. It is fast, bright and the sound is perfect. It has a very long sustain. I use it for my follow-up crash. After I hit a few 16's and a couple of 14's I follow up with this monster and it is unreal. I have been playing for 25 years and love the Paiste Alpha. One of the best values in a top end cymbal. My next top choice for a med value cymbal is the PST5.

 
5.0

great rock ride

By wickedwd5000

from reno/tahoe, NV

Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Crash Cymbal:

I use a 17" and a 19" rock crash, they compliment each other very well. They have a really meaty crash, a lot of sustain....but they still sound very musical. I use a full setup of paiste alpha's, and have done some minor touring, and ALOT of local gigging with them. No reason to spend the xtra cash unless your a pro, when you can get a sound like this for half the price.

 
5.0

Totally killer cymbal!!

By ECXExport

from Portsmouth NH

Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Crash Cymbal:

I got the 18" a few days ago, this is my first Paiste, switching from A Customs and I'm toally happy I did! This is a POWERFUL cymbal! It is wicked loud and I expected a gong sound cuz its so heavy but no! It sounds amazing! I'm planning on getting the Alpha Metal Ride to compliment it but wicked awesome! I LOVE it! Get one!

 
4.0

Decent....

By Flameheadrummer

from Texas

Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Crash Cymbal:

The first thing I noticed about this cymbal is that it had very long sustain, with a very open sound. For those of you looking for a decent sound for low buck, you cant go wrong with the Alpha series, for those of you looking for a focused and dark sound, I wouldn't recommend this cymbal, overall, its decent for the price, definitely not the best, and certainly cannot even come close to the signature series.

 
5.0

Buy This Crash Cymbal

By Rodney-RGlhu

from Kansas City

Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Crash Cymbal:

I bought the 17" Rock Crash. What a terrific piece to add to your kit. The bell cuts through very well. It crashes great. Clean, bright, with a fairly long sustain. For the price, I consider it a steal. You can't go wrong with this crash.

 
5.0

This is a heavy metal cymbal

By up comming death metal drummer

from Spokane, WA

Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Crash Cymbal:

I just got the 20 inch rock crash for christmas.The thing is amazing.It has a dark washy heavy sound to it.Im going to pick up a 17 inch rock crash from my local music store today.Im sure it will sound great.I just got to say I love the piastie alpha rock series.I would recomend these cymbals to any metal drummer.

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