Item # 585155 | Customer Ratings: ( 5 Based on 6 reviews)

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Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal
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Perfectly suited for fast ride patterns at extreme volumes in metal music settings.

This 20" Paiste Alpha Metal Ride Cymbal features a brilliant finish with a metallic, strong, focused, and dynamic character. It has a fairly narrow range and a raw mix of frequencies. You'll get a heavy feel combined with a strong, glassy ping over an aggressive, icy wash with subtle undertones.

Alpha cymbals were first launched by Paiste in 1992. Today, the Alpha brand is synonymous with dependability, and the cymbals are well known for their first-class sound and fair prices. The Alpha Series is now available in a Brilliant Finish, once again advancing these trusted qualities.

The brilliant look is accomplished by skilled craftsmen who hand polish the Paiste cymbals to a mirror perfect finish in the final production stage. Prior to that, top-notch hi-tech processes give Alpha cymbals their initial shape and strength. They are further enhanced by traditional hand-hammering.

Alpha cymbals have become very popular among professional artists, especially in rock and metal. Working with such drummers, Paiste developed new cymbal models to expand the arsenal available for players in these genres.

Paiste Alpha cymbals have developed a strong following in recent years and are today endorsed by numerous working drummers all over the world, such as Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch, Jason Sutter with Chris Cornell, Dave Witte of Municipal Waste, Tommy Portimo of Sonata Arctica, and Steven Spence of Black Tide.

Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal Features:

  • Size: 20" cymbal
    Weight: extra-heavy
    Volume: medium to very loud
    Stick sound: glassy, clean, strong
    Intensity: lively
    Sustain: long
    Bell character: strong, present

Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal

One year warranty against cracks or manufacturer defects on all cymbals.

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  • Free Shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% Coverage for Commercial Use
  • Extended Return Period
  • Extended Price Protection
  • No Lemon Guarantee
  • Free Transfer of Coverage to a new owner
  • Repair Costs Covered for up to 3 years from date of purchase
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  • Awesomefor death metal.

    As reviewed by Mike on 4/22/2011

    I love paiste products but they do cost a lot. With the Alpha line, you can get pro or semi-pro sounding cymbals. This ride has a great ping and a controlled wash. The bell is large enough for accurate placement. Great sticking sound and it resemb;es the Rude power ride. Five out of Five paiste.

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  • Loud cymbals

    As reviewed by Ryan Gore on 4/8/2011

    I love these cymbals. The whole Paiste Alpha series. I started using them 2 years ago and won't stop. They're very durable and built strong. I love them because they always sound perfect when you hit them. They're loud and ring for a long time. I've been using the same Ride, Crash, and China for these past 2 years and I'm inlove with them. I would be using a second Alpha crash but I recently picked up a 2002 crash. I've used other cymbals in the past but nothing can compare to Paistes. I love using them. They look good and sound even better. They last a long time also.

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  • GREAT ride and bell!

    As reviewed by Jordan Fisher on 4/25/2011

    I was upgrading from a pst5 and wanted a louder bell and cleaner sounding ride. This one is THE ONE and it is better then any other one i've tried in the price range. It cuts through two guitars and the singer and it sounds amazing. It does ring for awhile but what cymbal doesnt? Great product, BUY IT NOW

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