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The Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal is bright and explosive, with a warm shimmer that carries well. Very dynamic and full-bodied, with immediate response. Washy stick sound with lively intensity and medium s... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal is bright and explosive, with a warm shimmer that carries well. Very dynamic and full-bodied, with immediate response. Washy stick sound with lively intensity and medium sustain. A good all-purpose crash.

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Paiste2002 Crash Cymbal
 
4.9

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Full crash (6)
  • Responsive feel (5)
  • Explosive attack (4)
  • Focused crash (4)
  • Bright sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 57 customers

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5.0

Paiste 2002

By Wayno

from Massachusetts

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Focused Crash
  • Full Crash
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

      Living ten minutes from zildjian world head quarters, you play zildjian. But always something missing, so I looked at what my favorite drummers play. 85 to 90% use paiste! Avh, bonham, McBrain, mullen jr, moon, of course Copeland, and rockenfield. So on. Traded all my zildjians and bought all 2002, 14 sound edge, 16, 17, 18, 19" crashes. China's 22"ride everything. Then I also bought sabian paragon cause it is Neil! Full set, the paiste are for me better when you hit the crash it's just awesome. The ride bell amazing. To me it's in my ear because all the drummers I admire! If you can afford them or even layaway, they are the best cymbals by far! Again my opinion, see what your favorite drummers use and go from there!

       
      5.0

      PAISTE 2002 CYMBALS BEAT ALL THE REST

      By PREVALENT ROCKS

      from LANCASTER,CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Explosive Attack
      • Focused Crash
      • Full Crash

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

          2002 BEATS ALL THE REST,,,,,THE BEST CYMBALS OUT THERE,,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great crash

          By New_URT_Player

          from PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

          when played, this cymbal sounds like the breath of angels. It has the quality of having been forged by elves on an anvil of platinum with a hammer made of a magic crystal. It is front and center on my kit, in my special place for my favorite crash. I listened to the samples on paiste's website before ordering and I am not disappointed. It just sounds right.

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By JGB Drums

          from Statham Georgia

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Full Crash
          • great sound
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

            Great sounding cymbal very full and good pitch, wouldn't expect anything less from paiste definately worth having on your kit if you're looking for this kind of cymbal

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

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            By aaron

            from cincinnati, oh

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Full Crash
            • Long Sustain
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

                I wanted a large crash to use for large crash/ride parts. This cymbal definitely delivers. I've just finished tracking an album using it (Valley of the Sun is the band, Electric Talons of the Thunderhawk is the upcoming release you can hear it on) and couldn't be happier. The cymbal did arrive with some damage, a dent on the edge that I'm assuming happened in transit somewhere. It doesn't affect the tone so I wasn't too worried about it. I do definitely recommend this cymbal though, in any size; classic cymbal sound that can't be beat.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best i've ever had

                By Jackson Jill drummer

                from Windsor Ontario Canada

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bright Sound
                • Explosive Attack
                • Focused Crash
                • Full Crash
                • Responsive Feel

                Cons

                • Chips Easily

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

                  The best, most responsive sounding cymbals i have ever played are the 2002 series. However they they also the thinest. I am afraid of hitting them too hard they will crack easier than other brands.

                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Stradivarius of Crash Cymbals!

                  By nowhereman

                  from Nor-Cal

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Bright And Shimmering
                  • Bright Sound
                  • Excellent Value
                  • Explosive Attack
                  • Focused Crash
                  • Full Crash
                  • Long And Even Sustain
                  • Responsive Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Small Venues
                    • Soundtracks
                    • Stadiums Or Large Venues
                    • Symphonies

                    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

                    The Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbals, and the 2002 Thin Crash are by far the best sounding crash cymbals ever made, if you like bright & shimmery with a ton of even sustain that doesn't drop of sharply. Only the Classic or standard crash cymbals along with the thin crash sound this way. The medium crash or heavier can be problematic. I would consider the 2002 crash and thin crash in sizes up to 20" to be the Stradivarius of crash cymbals. A classic recording of Paiste Thin 2002s can be heard on "Pet Your Friends" 16,18 and 19" thin crash were used, along with 18" and 20" standard 2002s. I first bought the 17,18 and 19" thin crash, then the 18 and 20" standard crashes and it's hard to tell them apart sound wise. The slightly heavier classic or standard crash have a little more volume but they both respond the same and sustain is almost identical. The 19" thin crash and the 20" crash sound a bit darker from the drummers perspective, but 10' away or when recorded, they sound ultra bright and not dark at all...weird! Another weird thing is the 22" ride sounds much deeper than the 24" ride...I have both the 20 and the 24" and use both with the 20 ride just to the right and over the 24". I also use the Zildjian 16 and 18" "A" customs to compliment these awesome crash cymbals. If you buy the 18 & 20" Crash, or the 17,18, and 19" Thin Crash you will be amazed at how great they sound and how even the sustain is...Simply Brilliant! As a warning...If you go heavier than the Classic or Standard 2002 Crash cymbals, you have gone beyond the design parameters and might not like them...I didn't...Also the Paiste website states they are medium wt. They are not, they are in fact closer to a thin to med-thin wt. The thin crash are thin to very thin like "A" customs but stronger and not as easy to crack. They are also not meant to be played like a drunk clubbing seals...Camco Drums and 2002s, That's Just Plain Spoiled!

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Sounding 18" Cymbal

                    By ED DETRICH

                    from Richmond, Va.

                    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

                    I just bought the Paistes 2002 18" Crash Cymbal. Great sound. You can use it as a crash, & a ride cymbal.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Crash!

                    By Luke McCarty

                    from Crossville TN

                    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

                    Overall, this is an awesome crash. If you want a bright, shimmery crash cymbal this is for you.
                    This is a great crash! I have the 16". It opens up with an explosion and then washes away with a sweet shimmer that is characteristic of the 2002 series. Very clean and sweet cymbal. It sounds like Jesus himself in live contexts.
                    Great quality on this crash too. It looks nice and feels like it will last a while.
                    This cymbal is a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Paiste, Top of the Heap!!!!

                    By Johnny H.

                    from everywhere and anywhere

                    Comments about Paiste 2002 Crash Cymbal:

                    I've been playing with Paiste's for awhile now and they are who I started with. Just like the tones and volumes in thier cymbals. I've been banging away on the Alpha series which are some great cymbals for the price, but wanted a change and bought two 2002 crashes, an 18" and a 17". I could'nt brag enough about them. Just a great overal tone ans sustain! They will stand out when you play! Now I know why Bonham chose these cymbals. They are a very versitle cymbal and mix well with a variety of other Paiste cymbals such as the Paiste Signature Prototype ride and hat's I have. Also blend in well with my Alpha thin crash. Looking for an all around great cymbal at mid level prices? You can't go wrong with Paiste's 2002 series cymbals.

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