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Paiste 2002 Power Crash 18 in.

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1274115038799   POS #:108077942
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The Paiste 200 Power Crash Cymbal sounds aggressive, shattering, and powerful. Fairly narrow range, dense, tight mix. Heavy feel, powerful attack, with brilliant, silvery highs and midrange heavy body... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Paiste 200 Power Crash Cymbal sounds aggressive, shattering, and powerful. Fairly narrow range, dense, tight mix. Heavy feel, powerful attack, with brilliant, silvery highs and midrange heavy body.

Introduction: 1971

Background: During the 1960's developing Beat and Rock music required cymbal sound to match the new frequencies and volume levels and in 1967 the Giant Beat series was created - The 2002 was developed 1971 fusing the power of the Giant Beat with the differentiation of the Jazz series Formula 602 - In 2005, Paiste once again makes the 2002 a core series for the future, as the best and most innovative Dimensions models are incorporated into the newly expanded 2002, adding current trend cymbal sound to this venerable line
Innovation: First cymbal series fully developed for electronically amplified music
Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze"

Quality: Professional

Production: Manual Craftsmanship - Hand Hammering, Hand Lathing

Applications: Medium to very loud settings - Live and Recording - Country, R&B, Rock, Jazz-Rock, Progressive, Metal, Grunge, and modern hybrids rooted in those styles

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Users: Working Musicians, Enthusiasts - All players who need energy and drive and want their cymbals to cut through the music in all settings

Sound: Bright, warm, brilliant, musical, precise with high energy levels and powerful projection characteristics

Looks: A wide variety of surface textures with even, balanced hammering and lathing patterns - Prominent, 2nd generation 2002 red silk screening

Recognition: Used by countless top players world-wide over three decades to create a significant portion of our modern music heritage


  • Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
  • Weight: heavy
  • Volume: medium to very loud
  • Stick Sound: fairly washy
  • Intensity: lively
  • Sustain: long
  • Bell Character: integrated
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By THRASH not TRASH drummer

from Novato, CA

Comments about Paiste 2002 Power Crash:

Just awesome. Perfect cutting power and projection. Only two things: Wasn't as heavy(I got the 19") as I thought it would be, and Guitar Center needs to handle their shipping procedure a little better, because it came with a very very small notch in the edge. But other than that, its PERFECT.

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Great but not Amazing

By Jables

from New Rochelle, NY

Comments about Paiste 2002 Power Crash:

While purchasing this cymbal my expectations were pretty high. I must say that when I received this cymbal and began playing it MOST of these expectations were met. To start, this cymbal is pretty heavy. If you are a hard hitter, this cymbal is for you. I started playing it and immediately noticed how loud this thing is. I wasn't even playing it that hard and it was way louder than my other cymbals. Its sustain will last until when you stop playing and while you sleep, its crazy long. I can tell that this cymbal definitely will not be cracking on my any time in the near future because of how heavy it is and how loud it gets, so I don't have to hit it as hard. The only con that I have for this cymbal is that the tone of it is a little sub-par. It is not very focused and sounded slighty glassy with some strange overtones to it. Other than that this cymbal is great. I would say that it would be perfect for any Rock, Metal, Grunge, Punk or any other harder genre. If you play smooth jazz or funk I would suggest looking elsewhere. Basically to sum it up, if you are looking for a cymbal that you can beat to death and will cut through your friends Marshall half stack at practice, then this cymbal is for you if you can deal with the tone not being amazing.

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ALMOST perfect


from Seattle Wa

Comments about Paiste 2002 Power Crash:

i have the 17 and 18," yes they sound GREAT individually. but if you hit them together, they dont sound like the same crash, it sounds like your hitting a rock, or heavy or maybe even a metal crash, then you hit the next one and it sounds like a thin, they just dont go well ya


Great for loud music

By Mark33

from Houston, Texas

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Comments about Paiste 2002 Power Crash:

I own a Paiste 2002 16" crash and a Paiste 2002 17" rock crash. Paiste also makes several versions of crashes -- they have a "thin crash", then just a "crash", then a "medium crash", then a "rock crash" or a "power crash", and so on. Some of these come in different sizes, like 16", 17", 18", 19", 20" -- sometimes bigger and smaller too. Each one makes a slightly different sound based on how heavy the cymbal is. Like you could buy three 18" crashes in different metal thicknesses, like "Thin", Medium", and "Power" or "Rock" and all three would sound slightly different, but could work well together. The "Power Crash" would be one of their loudest cymbals for something like Rock or Metal music, where you need to cut through the mix. Just remember that they start off with a "thin crash" and get heavier into a "power crash". How loud and how long it resonates depends on the cymbal's weight or metal thickness.


It's warming up


from St. Cloud Fl

Comments about Paiste 2002 Power Crash:

Good sound, a bit stiff and a little higher pitched than I thought it would be but it's coming around

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