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Paiste Signature Reflector Bell Ride Cymbal
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      Paiste Signature Reflector Bell Ride Cymbal (491443)
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Developed in cooperation with the legendary Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain.

The Paiste Reflector Bell Ride Cymbal delivers a fairly dark, controlled, and glassy sound with a wide range and clean mix. It has a very comfortable feel with a full ping over a large, deep harmonic wash. This ride cymbal is extremely well suited for intricate stick work that calls for a strong bell in all types of Rock based music.


Introduction: 2005
Background: Paiste creates affordable ride cymbals with never before realized sound quality and professional appearance. Draws on over half a century experience of creating real sound in affordable cymbals. Transfer the Swiss principles concerning shape, structure and sound to modern German high-tech production. Strive for the successful realization of the hand manufacture achievements in modern, technical production.

Innovation: Transfer the Swiss principles concerning shape, structure and sound to modern German high-tech production

Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze"

Quality: Mid-range with best quality/price relationship

Production: Modern, hi-tech production techniques

Applications: All volume settings. Live playing. Entire range of music styles

Users: The Paiste Reflector cymbal is designed for casual players and students. All players who want satisfying cymbal sound and function with musical feeling and authentic looks in their cymbals

Sound: Bright, clean, full, focused, cutting and energetic with proper functional and musical characteristics

Paiste Signature Reflector Bell Ride Cymbal Features:

  • Sizes: 20" 22"
    Weight: heavy
    Volume: medium to very loud
    Stick Sound: full, glassy
    Intensity: lively
    Sustain: long
    Bell Character: strong, deep, melodious




Paiste Signature Reflector Bell Ride Cymbal

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

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Pro Coverage includes:

  • Accidental damage protection (new gear only)
  • Expedited Repair
  • 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
Product Reviews
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  • This ride rocks!

    As reviewed by Shaun Mulholland on 5/16/2009

    Listening on Paiste's site was the only preview I had of this cymbal. I knew when I ordered it, this ride would be great, but I was blown away at what this cymbal can do when I got it. You can play soft, meduim, loud and the cymbal maintains its crisp, distinct ping over a harmonic wash. Even better, the wash doesn't get too overbearing when played loud, it just sort of holds its character. Expensive? Yes, but for a drummer looking for the best, you won't regret this one. This ride is truly an amazing piece of work. Buy it and rock on!

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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  • Fantastic Cymbal!!!

    As reviewed by Nicko McBrad on 1/14/2010

    I can't say enough great things about the 22" Reflector Ride. On top of being a beautiful looking cymbal, it has a warm, full sound with a large raised bell. This is a direct recreation of Nicko McBrain's Ride he uses in the studio and on stage and will give you that distinctive ride ping that is the hallmark of one of the greatest drummers alive. At 22" and almost 10 pounds of metal, this is a serious cymbal. I've gotten many compliments on this ride so far and couldn't be happier with the look and sound.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Ride, with only one real downside

    As reviewed by Clay on 1/2/2011

    I bought a 20" Bell Ride a couple of months ago, and I'm extremely happy with it. As other reviewers have said, the ride really holds it's 'character' no matter how hard or fast you play it. The ping really cuts through the mix, both live and in the studio (I've recorded about 10 songs with my Paiste, and it really delivers in the studio). The bell is easily the best part of the ride, the tone and power of the bell its really amazing. I've actually started to mix more bell work into my playing, just so I can use the bell more often! As great of a cymbal the reflector bell ride is, it has one downside. I like to crash-ride (or 'wash-ride' if you're a Sabian nut) on my crash a lot, and the ride's crash is too dark and full for my tastes. I like a little more decay and brightness when I'm crash-riding, but hey, that's what a secondary ride is for. The Signature Reflector Bell Ride rocks, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a really powerful ride.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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