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Paiste Stewart Copeland Signature Blue Bell Ride  22 in.

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This special Ride cymbal is the result of a collaboration between Paiste and Stewart Copeland, who inspired an entire generation of drummers with his...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Rhythmatist - Stewart Copeland's Inspiration ” The Blue Bell Ride

This special Ride cymbal is the result of a collaboration between Paiste and Stewart Copeland, who inspired an entire generation of drummers with his unique playing style as the driving force behind The Police. The introduction of this ride cymbal coincides with the celebrated world-wide reunion tour of The Police.

The 22" Blue Bell Ride is based on the Signature 22" Dark Metal Ride, and was modified according to Stewart Copeland's exacting specifications. In the process, this development reintroduces Paiste's unique ColorSound coating, as the cymbal is coated partially blue on top and fully on the bottom.

The 22" Blue Bell Ride features a dry, slightly dark, raw and melodic sound. Its dominant characteristics include a clear, glassy ping and a distinctive strong, deep bell, in accordance with Stewart Copeland's Ride playing technique within the context of the music of The Police. As a tribute to Stewart's collaborative effort in the creation of this unique cymbal, the label "The Rhythmatist" and Stewart Copeland's "Rider" logo appear in conjunction with the model designation on the ride cymbal. Paiste's signature cymbals are entirely made by hand in Switzerland using traditional methods that have remained unchanged in over half a century. ColorSound is a proprietary coating for cymbals developed by Paiste in the 1980s, which optimizes the effect of a coating on cymbal sound and is extremely durable.


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PaisteStewart Copeland Signature Blue Bell Ride
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Clear sound, great look

By TCB

from NYC

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Comments about Paiste Stewart Copeland Signature Blue Bell Ride:

This heavy ride from Paiste has very clear and cutting ping. The bell is solid with a very integrated sound. There is very little wash, so it's really best suited for rock music rather than jazz. I just added this to my set with other Paiste Signatures, and they sound great together. Plus, this one looks fantastic!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Ride Ever!

By Ludwigislife

from Westhampton, MA

Comments about Paiste Stewart Copeland Signature Blue Bell Ride:

I've had this ride for about 3 months. I went from a really washy and long sustaining zildjian k ride to this beast. This ride is perfect for playing rock, metal, maybe pop, and definitely prog. The bell is MASSIVE. If you hit the bell with the shaft of your stick it explodes!!! If you are thinking of getting this ride, don't think...just buy.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tonal versatility

By bunnyman

from Illinois

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Comments about Paiste Stewart Copeland Signature Blue Bell Ride:

I just got mine yesterday, and I will say that it's a very versatile cymbal. The price can be off-putting, I will admit; however, it's got so many tones within. The bell is clear, the body has great ping while still maintaining a dry character, and it is just different enough from the Dark Metal Ride it's based upon to warrant it's hefty price tag. It's not for everyone; however, if you like to mix in a ballad with your metal and hard rock, this cymbals got great character to be versatile, especially when you change stick sizes. The blue colour probably makes it more expensive (as coloured cymbals cost more from Paiste directly), but it's more than just a Dark Metal Ride coloured blue. It is worth checking out if you're having trouble finding a pingy, yet dry voiced cymbal.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice.

By The DarkOne

from Detroit

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Comments about Paiste Stewart Copeland Signature Blue Bell Ride:

It has very good stick definition, but it has a fairly high tone to it. It has more of ping to it. The Bell is amazing. If you're looking for a washey sound you're looking at the wrong cymbal. It has a very clean sound. If you play a lot of rudiments and rolls on your ride this would be a wise choice.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beautifully made cymbal!

By Parrot5150

from Canada

Comments about Paiste Stewart Copeland Signature Blue Bell Ride:

Just bought this I'm a huge fan of Copeland's sound and playing. It's a beautiful looking and sounding cymbal, a testament to Paiste and their quality craftsmanship. Nice glassy sound and the bell cuts beautifully. Very controlled sound so if you're looking for a ride that's crashable..this is not the one for you.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More than just the Rhythmatist's Ride

By jazzer123

from Saint Augustine, FL

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Pros

  • Bright
  • Cutting Bell
  • Dry
  • Versatile

Cons

  • No Crashibility

Best Uses

  • Pretty Much Everything

Comments about Paiste Stewart Copeland Signature Blue Bell Ride:

Paiste hit a home run with this one. This is the only ride cymbal that you will ever need, especially if you're already invested in Paiste's ecosystem. It's light enough for jazz, and heavy enough for metal. The Blue Bell's voice fits into almost all genres. I was playing along to some tracks last night, and the Blue Bell fits seamlessly into the Fab Four, Afro-Cuban Jazz moods, Police, etc. Literally, the most versatile ride. It doesn't crash well, but I wasn't looking for that in this ride. The price is off-putting, but really just pull the trigger. You'll love it.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The bell isn't blue!

By Thorn495

from South Carolina

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Comments about Paiste Stewart Copeland Signature Blue Bell Ride:

This cymbal can really cut through the mix. The different sounds you can get from the bell are probably the best parts. The wash itself is very glassy and clear, but isn't heard as much unless their are quiet moments in a song or you are hammering it with the sides and shoulders of your sticks like Stewart Copeland does. I am definitely happy with my purchase of this ride. All my other rides are washy and not as pingy as this beast is. It's a good ping too. Not like some other heavy rides I've tried from Paiste that sound like someone throwing stones at an anvil -- its ping is very crystal-like and smooth. I feel like I just did a book review on "Reading Rainbow." Duh duh DUH!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice, but not for me

By Metrophish drummer-W10eX

from Kensington, MD

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Comments about Paiste Stewart Copeland Signature Blue Bell Ride:

this ride i checked out at a local music shop along with a few other rides. this ride is somewhere around medium-heavy with a pretty nice stick definition. i liked it and brought it home and when i stuck in on the stand and played it with my set, it sounded great, but i also thought it sounded a bit dark and low. also, some of the "ping" sound washed out when i was playing it with drums. I'm also not a big fan of the bell. it's too powerful and thick for me and too piercing. also when i was taking home in the car, some of the white writing chipped of on the bottom side. it's a nice ride, but I'm gonna trade it in for a Sabian HHX dry ride.

 
5.0

Blue Bell Ride

By ccdrummer90

from Weston, WV

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Comments about Paiste Stewart Copeland Signature Blue Bell Ride:

I love this cymbal, the color is so unique and it matches my pearl drums perfectly. As far as the sound, of couse being that this is a Paiste Signature series cymbal, is amazing. A really strong bell and a really nice rock ride sound, it is obviously not for really light music. If you've got the money then this cymbal is worth it, because the only downside is the steep price.

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