Well suited for louder playing.
The Paiste 2002 Heavy Ride Cymbal sounds bright, full, warm, and energetic. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Strong, defined ping over, full, warm, slightly dark wash.
Background: During the 1960's developing Beat and Rock music required cymbal sound to match the new frequencies and volume levels and in 1967 the Giant Beat series was created - The 2002 was developed 1971 fusing the power of the Giant Beat with the differentiation of the Jazz series Formula 602 - In 2005, Paiste once again makes the 2002 a core series for the future, as the best and most innovative Dimensions models are incorporated into the newly expanded 2002, adding current trend cymbal sound to this venerable line
Innovation: First cymbal series fully developed for electronically amplified music
Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze"
Production: Manual Craftsmanship - Hand Hammering, Hand Lathing
Applications: Medium to very loud settings - Live and Recording - Country, R&B, Rock, Jazz-Rock, Progressive, Metal, Grunge, and modern hybrids rooted in those styles
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Users: Working Musicians, Enthusiasts - All players who need energy and drive and want their cymbals to cut through the music in all settings
Sound: Bright, warm, brilliant, musical, precise with high energy levels and powerful projection characteristics
Looks: A wide variety of surface textures with even, balanced hammering and lathing patterns - Prominent, 2nd generation 2002 red silk screening
Recognition: Used by countless top players world-wide over three decades to create a significant portion of our modern music heritage