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Paiste 2002 Wild Crash Cymbal 18 in.

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The Paiste 2002 Wild Crash Cymbal has a sound that is hissing, roaring, metallic, and shimmering. Narrow range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive, balanced feel, especially controllable while crash/... Read More

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The Paiste 2002 Wild Crash Cymbal has a sound that is hissing, roaring, metallic, and shimmering. Narrow range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive, balanced feel, especially controllable while crash/riding. Very sturdy crash cymbal for louder musical applications in aggressive drumming styles.

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 in 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: 17", 18", 19", 20"
  • Weight: medium
  • Volume: medium to very loud
  • Stick Sound: silvery, raw
  • Intensity: full, lively
  • Sustain: fairly short
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Fantastic Crash


from Morgan Texas

Comments about Paiste 2002 Wild Crash Cymbal:

I bought this crash (18") @ my local GC and couldn't be happier. I have played everything from Zildjian A,A-custom,K,Sabian AA,HHX,Boshporus GOLD & ANTIQUE, PAISTE 2000,3000, & sigs....and I have to say this cymbal has the brightest wash of them all. Sticking is very buttery & the decay was medium. The bell on this Pie is awesome. When rolling with mallets, the build is bright & heavy without sounding brittle. It complimented my 2002 20" ride beautifully. I play A Zildjian Quick beat 14" hats(1970s) and thought about getting a B20 crash, but I'm glad I got this one, and plan on getting a 17 & 19 when funds allow. Bottom line....I love it & think you will to if you play Classic or Hard Rock.I've only had it for a few months now,but it's held up well with no signs of wear or (as a drummer of many years I don't like to say this word)....c-r-a-c-k-s.....Very happy with my purchase.

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from Huntley, IL

Comments about Paiste 2002 Wild Crash Cymbal:

This is one of the best crashes on the market.. i got the 20" and its a beast.. it cuts through everything when my band plays shows and hopefully it will stand up to me playing it.. lol.. anyways great product so you should definitely go buy it..

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