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Paiste 2002 Thin China Cymbal

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The Paiste 2002 Thin China Cymbal sounds very dark, full, sizzling, and exotic. Wide range very complex, dirty mix. Buttery feel, very responsive.Introduction: 1971 Background: During the 1960's devel... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Paiste 2002 Thin China Cymbal sounds very dark, full, sizzling, and exotic. Wide range very complex, dirty mix. Buttery feel, very responsive.

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

Use Paiste's Musical Application Guide to find the best cymbal for your music!
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: 14", 16", 18"
  • Weight: extra thin
  • Volume: soft to medium
  • Stick Sound: washy
  • Intensity: lively
  • Sustain: short
  • Bell Character: integrated
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Manufacturer's Warranty
One year warranty against cracks or manufacturer defects on all cymbals.

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Best China I Have Ever Heard

By Stephen Clark

from Annandale, VA

Comments about Paiste 2002 Thin China Cymbal:

I have been using Paiste since I first started drumming and I feel that they are the only cymbals that can actually be called cymbals. I feel like with Zildjian you are just paying for the name printed on the cymbal. Don't even get me started with Sabian. Anyways, if you have ever heard a Wuhan china you know that they sound amazing and very trashy. This cymbal sounds very similiar. It is very trashy but it is much smoother than Wuhan and has some nice tonal overtones. I have heard many chinas and this is the only one that I truly love the sound of. If you would like to hear this cymbal then go to the Paiste website.



By Breeum

from Denver

Comments about Paiste 2002 Thin China Cymbal:

This is by far the most amazing china ive ever played ive used HHX, Orientals, and A Custom chinas and this bad boy blows them all out of the water. best china ever!

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