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Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal 

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Sound Character: Medium bright, full, rich. Wide range, balanced mix. Even response with clear, silvery stick sound supported by full wash. Very musi...Click To Read More About This Product

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Extremely balanced with an even response.

Sound Character: Medium bright, full, rich. Wide range, balanced mix. Even response with clear, silvery stick sound supported by full wash. Very musical, general purpose ride with big sound.

Background: Create ultimate cymbal sound with traditionally typical Paiste characteristics and expand sound horizons beyond 1980's cymbal program
Innovation: First cymbal series created from patented bronze specifically developed for cymbals
Alloy: Patented signature bronze
Quality: Professional
Production: Manual Craftsmanship - Hand Hammering, Hand Lathing, Proprietary Methods
Applications: All volume settings - Live and Recording - Entire range of music styles
Use Paiste's Musical Application Guide to find the best cymbal for your music.
Users: Working Musicians, Enthusiasts - Demanding Players with precise requirements who need fully developed model character in their cymbals
Sound: Musical, transparent, beautiful, rich, colorful - full, bright, expressive sound - Model range features everything from particularly delicate, sensitive to expressive, potent and powerful qualities
Looks: Variety of surface structures and looks - Hammering and lathing patterns range from complex to delicate - Elegant, classic black silk screening
Recognition: Received widespread critical acclaim - Generally accepted as the ultimate in characteristic Paiste Sound

FEATURES
  • Full Ride: 20" - 21" - 22"
  • Weight: medium heavy
  • Volume: soft to loud
  • Stick Sound: evenly balanced
  • Intensity: lively
  • Sustain: long
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PaisteSignature Full Ride Cymbal
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

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4.0

A nice ride, though not that versatile.

By GuilhermeBaterista

from Brasilia - BRAZIL

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Great Pitch
  • Nice Bell

Cons

  • A Lot Of Overtones
  • Too Many Harmonics
  • Weight

Best Uses

  • Heavy Metal
  • Pop
  • Rock

Comments about Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal:

The Signature Full ride is a really nice ride. It has a bright, clear tone and a really nice bell that cuts through. I play in a Dave Matthews Band conver and have played in rock, heavy metal and hard rock bands and this ride simply fits perfectly. However there are 2 things that I really have to point out: 1) it is not that versatile considering that it is a quite LOUD cymbal. So, playing jazz, bossa nova and other quieter styles with this cymbal is not really a good idea; 2) It has a lot of overtones/harmonics that, sometimes, can be anoying. I use some duct tape on it to minor this downside... And so does Jared Falk, by the way...! Last but not least, it is a bit pricey too.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect all around ride

By Rangi

from Tauranga New Zealand or Chicago IL

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Comments about Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal:

i have owned the 21" now for almost 10 years. as i have smashed and killed many other cymbals in that time this one remains strong and still looks great. it really is a perfect all around ride. iv played it along side a number or different cymbal combinations. A customs, many different AAX models and other paiste cymbals its it blends well with all of them. it can be a bit overpowering sometimes as it is quite loud! i know its a bit pricey, i was able to afford it when i had a bit more secure income and boy am i glad that i did.

 
5.0

Simply amazing!

By Inklebar

from LaCrosse, WI

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Full Sounding
  • Responsive

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      Comments about Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal:

      When I first started playing on this cymbal I was a little bit disappointed. I felt like it was too loud, and it was going to overpower and wash out my and my bands playing. After playing it for a while, I warmed up to it and gave it a shot with the guitarist jamming with me. Wow, this cymbal is simply amazing when played with other instruments. It is super musical, it has good wash that fills the sound, but it doesn't get out of control. very versatile cymbal. I would recommend it in any music setting except for quieter situations. This cymbal has very good articulation. Its stick definition is very clear, but it has an underlying wash that fill the sound spectrum. It is perfect because most cymbals that have good articulation lose their tone and become very dry, and vice versa with cymbals that have good tone and wash they lose their articulation. With this cymbal you get best of both worlds. It is bright, silvery, musical, full bodied, its good for crashing, defined, focused, and very beautiful on top of it. It is an excellent cymbal, and is worth the money.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yes, it's pretty wonderful

      By Cymbaholic

      from Nashville

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      Comments about Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal:

      I just bought one of these used. Of course I had to compare it to the sound file on the Paiste site. It was identically pitched; the cymbal on the sound file could have been my cymbal. So at least mine sounds exactly like that; yours might too. But I would hear it in person first. So much is made of Signatures, that unless you are just floored there's a bit of let down. This is a pretty wonderful cymbal, but it did not floor me. It is pretty dirty, so I am going to clean it and see if it hits me better after. It's true that the cymbal does not develop overtones like a B20 cymbal does. In that sense it's more dead, while at the same time being more bright. Make sense? Even if it doesn't, a very fine cymbal.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great All Rounder

      By Blooddrummer

      from South Africa

      Comments about Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal:

      I am a die hard Zildjian fan so I dont really care about other brands. A few month ago I bought a Drumset and I got a few Paiste cymbals with it including this one. From the moment I started playing it, I loved it. I am in a metal band and this cymbal is amazing. It cuts Through anything and it is the perfect cymbal for blue and jazz. And it does not build up any annoying overtones.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweeter that a sweet ride

      By drummer5359

      from Pittsburgh, PA USA

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      Comments about Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal:

      I own full setups of Zildjian "A"s and "K"s as well as Paiste "2002"s. But, my Paiste Signature setup is my favorite. The full ride is the foundation of this line. As for them being a bit pricey, this is your chance to own the Ferrari of cymbals for a few hundred dollars.

       
      5.0

      Paiste Signature Full Ride

      By Tama Starry Eyed Classic

      from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

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      Comments about Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal:

      As a lover of the Paiste Signature series, I had to review my ride. This is a very musical, melodic ride. It has an excellent balance of harmony and rhythm and sounds good no matter what I do from the bell to the edge. A very beautiful sounding cymbal, but then, I have learned to expect that from the Paiste Signature series.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      HOW SWEET IT IS!

      By BUNCE

      from New Hartford NY

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      Comments about Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal:

      I've been a drummer for nearly 4 decades and have owned several rides over the years, including Zildjian A's and K's and Sabian AA's and HH's, all of which were fine instruments. But this Paiste Signature Full Ride is in a class by itself. It's the most responsive cymbal I've ever played. Merely touching it with the stick makes it sing, and it doesn't build up annoying overtones. This one I shall take to the grave (but pass it on to my son before they bury me!!!)

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      this 20

      By tomcat

      from the land of sunshine---> florida panhandle

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      Comments about Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal:

      I've always been a fan of larger rides so i was a bit skeptical getting this particular 20 incher.i decided going for the 20 listening the paiste sound clips on their site.all i can say is I'm in 20 inch ride heaven!this thing is really a joy to play.its versitility is amazing!One of the things i really enjoy about this cymbal is you can lay into it and build the wash up and its still very controlable and sounds great.it borders on being a great crash with all the benefits of of a ride.the bell is also quite nice and does a good job in its own right.if theres one thing that i wish this cymbal had,it would be to have a bit more ping to it.but overall i couldn't be happier with this cymbal.its a keeper in my arsenal of rides!

       
      5.0

      simply stunning

      By BlackAndRed

      from Bel Air, MD

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      Comments about Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal:

      I've used Paistes in one model line or another for over 20 years, and when the opportunity came to get Signatures, I jumped on it. This is the best, most musical ride I have ever played, and the broad range I can play on it is fantastic. I can lay into it and make it wash, or I can lay back on the edge for a 50's sound. I can't say enough about it.

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