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Paiste Alpha Rock Crash, Brilliant
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      Paiste Alpha Rock Crash, Brilliant (585161)
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Very strong, cutting, and sturdy crash cymbal for louder playing in the heavier music genres.

This Paiste Alpha Rock Crash Cymbal features a brilliant finish with a very bright, full, glassy, and shimmering character. It has a wide range, clear mix, and fairly giving feel—a standard rock crash cymbal.

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 Paiste 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 crash cymbals to a mirror perfect finish in the final production stage. Prior to that, top-notch hi-tech processes give Alpha rock crash cymbals their initial shape and strength. They are further enhanced by traditional hand-hammering.

Paiste 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 cymbals from the Alpha Series 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 Rock Crash, Brilliant Features:

  • Weight: medium-heavy
    Volume: medium to loud
    Stick sound: silvery, washy
    Intensity: lively
    Sustain: long
    Bell character: big, fairly separated





Paiste Alpha Rock Crash, Brilliant

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

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  • Accidental damage protection (new gear only)
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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
  • Repairs Can Be Authorized Toll-Free by Phone or the via the web
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  • Phenominal Crash

    As reviewed by Aaron on 7/18/2011

    I had to wait a few months for mine in specific, but it. Was. Worth. It. It has such a bright, sound to it. It's GREAT for adding a nice, loud accent in with a beat. Though it's not so great for keeping a constant beat with because of it's very long sustain. But. Be warned, if you have it outside on a sunny day, it's like blinding. So be careful. But Great cymbal. I'd recommend to anyone.

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  • explosive

    As reviewed by John on 3/15/2011

    these crashes originally caught my eye because of their look and price, but after playing them, i can say that they are the best crash ive ever played, apart from sabian HHXs. They are VERY loud, and on the heavy side, with a strong punch and a shimmering, roaring sound.

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  • 17 and 18 inch alpha rock crashes

    As reviewed by Zach on 7/26/2011

    these crashes are great. they have a nice warm tone, accompanied by a nice bright shimmer. i highly recommend the 17 inch, it is my favorite crash cymbal. looks great, sounds great, i love these crashes.

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