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Paiste Alpha Rock Ride Cymbal   

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The Alpha Rock Ride cymbal has an energetic, full, clear, bright sound. Fairly wide range, clear mix. Pronounced ping over an even, rich, overtoned w...Click To Read More About This Product

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Modestly priced, it's ideal for aggressive music styles.

The Alpha Rock Ride cymbal has an energetic, full, clear, bright sound. Fairly wide range, clear mix. Pronounced ping over an even, rich, overtoned wash. Very pronounced bell sound, fairly separated, and well-balanced within the overall cymbal sound. The Alpha Rock ride is perfectly suited for forceful playing in aggressive music styles, where wide dynamics are required.

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 including the Alpha Rock Ride Cymbal, 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.

  • Weight: medium heavy
  • Volume: medium to loud
  • Stick Sound: bright, crisp, pronounced
  • Intensity: lively
  • Sustain: long

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Let It Ride

By The420Four

from Toledo Ohio

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  • Bright Sound
  • Great Tonal Qualities
  • Long sustain
  • Separated Bell Sound
  • Works As A Crash


    Best Uses

    • concerts
    • Home Studio
    • Live Venues
    • Rock and roll

    Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Ride Cymbal:

    I replaced my Zildjain Planet Z 18" Crash Ride with the 20" Rock Ride cymbal by Paiste because I was looking to upgrade my entire cymbal set to all Paiste. I chose this particular cymbal because it has an awesome sounding bell just like my PZ but above and beyond the PZ in other areas like not having any unwanted undertones, and other things like sustain. It just sounds better than other 20" rides that I've heard plus Paiste seems to crack and keyhole less than others. Of course you can prevent keyholing on any cymbal with the correct stand and accessories but cracks come from bad manufacturing processes and hitting too hard. These cymbals just seem to crack less often than other brands.

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    Can't beat it

    By Anonymous

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    Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Ride Cymbal:

    I have the 22" and it is one of my favorite cymbals of all time. I heard a guy play this at a show and a month later I bought it. I've had it for about a year now and it is still my all time favorite ride cymbal. It has a great ping if you hit with the tip and will be as washy as you want if you bash it with the shoulder of your stick. The bell cuts through anything. great ride especially for the price.


    Fantastic sound!

    Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Ride Cymbal:

    this ride is perfect for rock/metal. tons of volume and attack with a bright ping but can be mellow when you need it to be.i alternate between the shoulder and the bell alot during the same songs and since the bell is fairly seperated from the shoulder its very distinctive.great sound...great price. i give it "2 metal thumbs" way way up!


    Good for the price

    By Anonymous

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    Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Ride Cymbal:

    I have a 20'' alpha power ride and it is good for the money. If you have extra cash, go for power 2002 or a power signature. Overall it's an average cymbal with nice, Paiste tone.

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