Wild, metallic, harsh, roaring, full, glassy, somewhat dark and dry.
The Paiste Rude Hi-Hats deliver an extremely wild, roaring open sound with a fast attack and merciless shatter. Tight and crispy, metallic, barking chick sound. Made for all extreme music styles such as Heavy Metal, Hardcore or Thrash Metal and similar forms of complex and louder musical contexts where a steady, consistently cutting and durable Hi-Hat is required. The Paiste Rude hats have a wide range and complex mix. The feel is quick and responsive.
Background: Created as a response to the extreme developments Heavy Metal and Punk which required extreme cutting power and volume - RUDE was re-launched as 3000 RUDE, then 2002 RUDE and returns to its classic RUDE name in 1999 - In 2005 the RUDE series is expanded with the introduction of Thin Crash models, bringing more control and sophistication to that series
Innovation: First cymbal series without lathing featuring uniform thickness and sound engineering to compete with extreme mid-range frequencies and volume levels
Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze"
Production: Manual Craftsmanship - Hand Hammering
Applications: Medium loud to very loud - Live and Recording - Punk, Heavy Metal, Modern Metal derivatives, and contemporary styles rooted in or similar to those styles
Users: Working Musicians, Enthusiasts - All players who need raw energy and extreme cutting power without sacrificing musical cymbal sound
Sound: Raw, lively, bright, energetic, with heavy mid-range harmonics and powerful, cutting characteristics
Looks: Funky, raw surface texture with deep brown to beige and greenish hues featuring prominent hammering patterns - Prominent, classic RUDE white silk screening
Recognition: Attracted a wide following and gained popularity beyond their typical musical application - RUDE retains a faithful following and has become a classic cymbal sound