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Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal 18 in.

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The Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal is a bit heavier than the standard 2002 Crash, while remaining very balanced with a full and rich tone. Nice ride...Click To Read More About This Product

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A versatile crash that works well at louder styles and volumes.

The Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal is a bit heavier than the standard 2002 Crash, while remaining very balanced with a full and rich tone. Nice ride sound in larger venues.

Made with CuSn8 bronze for a bright, warm, and energetic tone. Great for live and studio gigs requiring high energy and the utmost in precision and musicality. Heavier models have been added to round out the original classic series by providing increased volume.


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Paiste2002 Medium Crash Cymbal
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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  • Responsive feel (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Piaste forever!

I've been using Paiste stuff for almost all of my life since I was kid. I loe them for their full, heavy and warm sound. 2,5 years ago I bought 2002 Full Crash...Read complete review

I've been using Paiste stuff for almost all of my life since I was kid. I loe them for their full, heavy and warm sound. 2,5 years ago I bought 2002 Full Crash 18" (unfortunately discontinued cymbal) and this 18" medium crash is the great couple for my 18" Full crash. It's sounds really awesome! Paiste Forever!PS BTW, it sounds great also with 2002 China 18"!

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Mehhh Not the Greatest

I have these on my Ludwig set and I'm not in love with them. They do sound very vintage, but I don't care for the sound or feel of them. So I guess...Read complete review

I have these on my Ludwig set and I'm not in love with them. They do sound very vintage, but I don't care for the sound or feel of them. So I guess they're okay if you are truley set on having your drum set sound like it's from the '60s, including the bad qualities. It's kind of a weird feeling when hitting them, not much rebound, kind of dead. Also, the coating comes off very quickly. So overall, they are what they say they are, but just be sure that's what you're really after.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Piaste forever!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

I've been using Paiste stuff for almost all of my life since I was kid. I loe them for their full, heavy and warm sound. 2,5 years ago I bought 2002 Full Crash 18" (unfortunately discontinued cymbal) and this 18" medium crash is the great couple for my 18" Full crash. It's sounds really awesome! Paiste Forever!PS BTW, it sounds great also with 2002 China 18"!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome!!

By rockarolla-tCPQm

from Rochester, MI

Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

Paiste is the way to go. I own the 18" medium, and it is the best cymbal i have ever heard. Its loud, bright, and full sounding. And they're the best looking cymbals out there. Plus the same one Bonham used! So buy this cymbal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THis is what you've been looking for

By Matt Kinel

from Needham, MA

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Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

Tommy Aldridge, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Ian Paice, Nick Mason, Alex Van Halen, and I, along with countless other classic rock and metal drummers, use paiste 2002's. I bought the 18" medium and i now swear by paiste. Zildjians were what i was playing before, and im glad i took a chance and bought paiste. Its not a chance, its an investment. Paiste does not accept as many variations in sound and thickness as zildjian, there cymbals are made for recording or stage use. Paistes in general, are more expensive, however, that extra cash buys better quality and better sound. I gave this cymbal a 10 for value because i strongly believe that this cymbal is worth the extra cash. If youre a serious drummer, paiste is the only way to go. Try out paiste, you'll see, hear and feel the differnce. Plus the finsh on them is beautiful and does not show scratches and fingerprints as much as zildjians. If you play classic rock, your not a true classic rock drummer without this.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best cymbals ever made

By rcstingers13

from somewhere

Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

these cymbals are awesome. there the exact ones that john bonham used. they cut through music great and have a slow clean decay. i would recomend these to anybody.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

classic paiste quality

By danmusicman

from rochester mn

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Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

This cymbal is amazing. Durable, versatile, rich, controllable... the list goes on. I have tried my different cymbals but this crash does it all. I have the 18" and it's the only crash on my kit so naturally it gets a lot of use. It has lasted longer than any sabian i've ever had, and it's sound actually improves day to day.. which seems odd, but it's true. Never been happier with a cymbal. More of a 'high' crash for sound, high wash, long sustain.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

2002's are incredible

By Steve-lQVwL

from Frankfort, IN

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Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

I bought this medium 2002 cymbal after getting disgusted with any kind of zildjian cymbal cracking after only a year or so of playing. So without further ado lets get down to it. Paiste is the best brand. Period. You can not find a better sounding cymbal. The 2002 line is incredible. These cymbals will not break. They are thick, but they are still crisp and bright, they shimmer and they have a very nice long and full decay. They work great in any situation; metal, rock, worship, etc. and not too mention that they are beautiful cymbals too! Who cares about spending a few dollars on a cymbal, if you are a serious cymbal Paiste is the ONLY serious choice!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By SwoRN EnemY879

from Dayton,Ohio

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Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

i bought this cymbal a few days ago, and it is awesome, very loud, very bright and slightly washy sound. i love it.

(1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Mehhh Not the Greatest

By GuitarJammer

from CA

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Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

I have these on my Ludwig set and I'm not in love with them. They do sound very vintage, but I don't care for the sound or feel of them. So I guess they're okay if you are truley set on having your drum set sound like it's from the '60s, including the bad qualities. It's kind of a weird feeling when hitting them, not much rebound, kind of dead. Also, the coating comes off very quickly. So overall, they are what they say they are, but just be sure that's what you're really after.

 
5.0

Love it!!

By Paddy Wagon

from NYC

About Me Experienced

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Explosive Attack
  • Full Crash
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

      Great all purpose crash.

       
      5.0

      open box

      By Paiste013

      from kansas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

        It's a Paiste 2002, do I need to say more? Have been playing Paiste for over 30 years, have never had a 2002 18 in crash, seen this on the open box deals, and thought what the heck. It's a real gem, reminds me of my Paiste Signature crashes that I use.

         
        5.0

        2002 series comes through again!!!

        By mx

        from torrance, ca

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Excellent
        • Explosive Attack
        • Focused Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • It's A Multipurpose Crash

        Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

        so pleased with this purchase! this cymbal exceeds my expectations!

         
        5.0

        Excellent cymbal!

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

        It is very important for me to have one crash to sound very bright and crisp and another to sound deep and dark. The paiste 2002 is the former of the two. I own the 17" and it is perfect for me. If you are looking for a crash that you're going to ride pretty heavy I would say look elsewhere (this one may be a little too bright). However, if you are looking for a crash that you want to sound perfect from the time your stick hits until the time the sound completely decays then LOOK NO FURTHER. This is a great crash, it is worth the money, and it can take a beating!

         
        5.0

        Friggen Sweet

        By Kzoo Drummer

        from Kalamazoo, MI

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        Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

        I bought this cymbal a couple of months ago and it is the one of the best parts of my set along with my 2002 series 14 inch hi-hat and 22 inch ride. They all sound perfect together and are a great investment. I used to play zildjian and now would not use the best zildians out there. I am a Bonham style drummer and he had the right idea in using paiste! It is definatly worth the extra cash!

         
        5.0

        well worth the price

        By Donnie V

        from Tennessee

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        Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

        These cymbals are amazing! I own an 18" and a 20" and they're just incredible. I used to own a set of zildjian ZHT's, and as soon as I put the 2002's on I could immediately hear a difference on the overall full sound. Also, I've heard about 2002's supposedly breaking/cracking quickly, but for the life of me, I don't see how it would happen unless your extremely angry and go crazy on your cymbals to relieve some stress.

         
        5.0

        Great Cymbal

        By machostacos

        from Upland, IN

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        Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

        I've had this cymbal (16") for a year now and absolutely love it. A fairly heavy hitter, I've yet to crack a cymbal, but this thing takes everything I give it and asks for more. It cuts through the mix like a hot knife through soft butter, which is good because it's not the loudest cymbal, though it's certainly not quiet by any means. It's a bright, shimmery cymbal that's perfect to ride on and use for accents. It is very versatile, very sensitive, and has a great feel to it. It actually compliments the Zildjian A Custom Medium series very well, so even if you don't have another Paiste on your kit, chances are this will fit in nice and snug-like regardless! One of my favorite cymbals.

         
        5.0

        Entire set of 2002

        By thaibxrusa

        from Louisville, KY

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        Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

        I recently got back into playing drums after a ten year layoff. I bought a PDP Platinum kit, and I needed a nice set of cymbals. I went with the Paiste 2002 series.. a 16", 18", 20" crash, with a 24" ride and SoundEdge 14" hats. These cymbals have a bright warm tone and sounds amazing. They are also the most beautiful cymbals on the market. They have a unique color and just shimmer. They aren't cheap but cymbals last quite awhile if you take care of them, so in the long run they are worth it.

         
        5.0

        Very affordable!!

        By slagers4

        from Peotone, IL

        Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

        One of the best Paiste crashes I've owned and very durable for heavy hitters like myself. Affordable, also instead of buying huge 20" crashes just buy a 16" and get the life of a 20"

         
        5.0

        GREAT SOUNDING CYMBAL!

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

        I've had this cymbal for about 2 weeks now and its amazing. It's really loud and has a bit darker tone from my other crashes. This is by far the best sounding cymbal I've ever owned. It's not suprising that Bonzo had this on his set.

         
        5.0

        Superb projection

        By tonydizzle

        from West Texas

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        Comments about Paiste 2002 Medium Crash Cymbal:

        Been playing A Zildjians for a while, always wanted a 2002 but was always a few dollars shy when buying pro-level cymbals, ya know. Anyway, I finally took the plunge, and...WOW. So bright, cutting, clear, and full. Not as warm and washy as my A's, but it CUTS. I'm switching to Paiste!!!

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