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Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal 20 in.

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This 20" Paiste Alpha Metal Ride Cymbal features a brilliant finish with a metallic, strong, focused, and dynamic character. It has a fairly narrow range and a raw mix of frequencies. You'll get a hea... Click To Read More About This Product

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This 20" Paiste Alpha Metal Ride Cymbal features a brilliant finish with a metallic, strong, focused, and dynamic character. It has a fairly narrow range and a raw mix of frequencies. You'll get a heavy feel combined with a strong, glassy ping over an aggressive, icy wash with subtle undertones.

Alpha cymbals were first launched by Paiste in 1992. Today, the Alpha brand is synonymous with dependability, and the cymbals are well known for their first-class sound and fair prices. The Alpha Series is now available in a Brilliant Finish, once again advancing these trusted qualities.

The brilliant look is accomplished by skilled craftsmen who hand polish the Paiste cymbals to a mirror perfect finish in the final production stage. Prior to that, top-notch hi-tech processes give Alpha cymbals their initial shape and strength. They are further enhanced by traditional hand-hammering.

Alpha cymbals have become very popular among professional artists, especially in rock and metal. Working with such drummers, Paiste developed new cymbal models to expand the arsenal available for players in these genres.

Paiste Alpha cymbals have developed a strong following in recent years and are today endorsed by numerous working drummers all over the world, such as Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch, Jason Sutter with Chris Cornell, Dave Witte of Municipal Waste, Tommy Portimo of Sonata Arctica, and Steven Spence of Black Tide.

Features
  • Size: 20" cymbal
  • Weight: extra-heavy
  • Volume: medium to very loud
  • Stick sound: glassy, clean, strong
  • Intensity: lively
  • Sustain: long
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One year warranty against cracks or manufacturer defects on all cymbals.


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PaisteAlpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unique, great sounding ride

By Ju

from NYC

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Responsive Feel
  • Unique Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

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    Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal:

    Been playing for 26 years. Used to have a Paiste 3000 ride back in the day that I loved, and wanted to find something similar. The bell on this ride is similar to the old 3000 power ride, but the bow of the cymbal is completely different than any ride I've ever heard. This is why I love it so much. I haven't heard a ride with this much character in a long time. I can't even really describe it. It's not trashy, but it's not really clean either. It's like Icy or something. Very unique. The new Alpha line seems to be something special in the paiste arsenal. It is loud like people say, but can also tame it down with the right sticks and technique to even work in jazz and fusion type situations. Decay is somewhat short for a ride this heavy, which is nice actually. As a crash it is brutal, but again has this almost odd tone that really makes it stand out. I really love this ride.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great cymbal, awesome price. LOUD!

    By Hunter Riegert

    from California

    Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal:

    It is a really loud ride and a really good price
    The bell on this cymbal destroys many other rides, and the overtones sound brilliant.It can be a little ringy if you play it in a confined space so be sure to put some tape or moongel on the bottom. Otherwise it is one of the best rides for metal, in my opinion.
    super durable, i know it will last through years of abuse.
    its a great price that doesnt break the bank.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW

    By pearl drummer-90Jj.

    from Missouri

    Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal:

    I bought this cymbal a while back and it is incredible. I have used many rides but this is killer. the bell will rip your head off. and the body and bow are just absolutely incredible buy this cymbal

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LOUD!!

    By Andrew

    from California

    Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal:

    I bought this cymbal about a month ago,im a metal player and it is very loud,louder than my friends guitar and amp,and it has a nice crisp ring.i recomend it to everyone! its durable too dropped it twice very hard too and not a dent or scratch!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Loud cymbals

    By Ryan Gore

    from Northridge, California

    Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal:

    I love these cymbals. The whole Paiste Alpha series. I started using them 2 years ago and won't stop. They're very durable and built strong. I love them because they always sound perfect when you hit them. They're loud and ring for a long time. I've been using the same Ride, Crash, and China for these past 2 years and I'm inlove with them. I would be using a second Alpha crash but I recently picked up a 2002 crash. I've used other cymbals in the past but nothing can compare to Paistes. I love using them. They look good and sound even better. They last a long time also.

     
    4.0

    In my opinion,

    By Derrick Chamberlain

    from McAllen, Texas.

    Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal:

    I like the way this sounds as a crash. The bell is the only true part that doesn't really fascinate me, besides that. All around, great intermediate ride.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Solid Ride

    By Eric Anderson

    from Virginia

    Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal:

    This ride has a very deep sound and is great for blasts, crashes, or even just simple patterns. The ride itself has great sound all around the cymbal and has a myriad of tones that can be played. The best part about the cymbal though is the bell! It is massive, and has a great volume!

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    nice

    By kevin buckley

    from Bel Air MD

    Comments about Paiste Alpha Brilliant Metal Ride Cymbal:

    buy this cymbal. i love it and it is really nice and has nice sound.

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