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Paiste Alpha Metal Crash Cymbal with Brilliant Finish 17 in.

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The character of the Paiste Alpha Metal Crash Cymbal is very powerful, metallic, and icy shimmery with a trashy, dark edge. The cymbal has a wide range and a fairly dirty mix. It's a very strong and s... Click To Read More About This Product

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The character of the Paiste Alpha Metal Crash Cymbal is very powerful, metallic, and icy shimmery with a trashy, dark edge. The cymbal has a wide range and a fairly dirty mix. It's a very strong and sturdy crash cymbal that can be used in many settings of today's metal music. Occasional crash/riding patterns are also possible with this type of cymbal.

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. This Metal Crash Cymbal from 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 Alpha Metal crash 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.

Paiste Alpha cymbals have become very popular among professional artists, especially in rock and metal. Working with such drummers, Paiste developed new cymbals 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
  • Finish: Brilliant
  • Weight: Medium heavy
  • Volume: Medium to very loud
  • Stick sound: Icy, metallic
  • Intensity: Very lively
  • Sustain: Long
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One year warranty against cracks or manufacturer defects on all cymbals.


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PaisteAlpha Metal Crash Cymbal with Brilliant Finish
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome Cymbal

This crash is pretty great.The sound and look are top notch.Extremely powerful cymbal.The sound is extremely cutting but not necessarily overpowering.Nice bright attack and a bit of a dark decay.Defiantly a metal and rock...Read complete review

This crash is pretty great.The sound and look are top notch.Extremely powerful cymbal.The sound is extremely cutting but not necessarily overpowering.Nice bright attack and a bit of a dark decay.Defiantly a metal and rock cymbal. The feel is great i can definitely tell these crashes will last awhile.Thanks for making an awesome cymbal Paiste!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Loud but ugly

5
So I bought this thing thinking it was going to be the answer to my problems, but I was wrong. I bought the 17 for my main crash. Well it is...Read complete review

5
So I bought this thing thinking it was going to be the answer to my problems, but I was wrong. I bought the 17 for my main crash. Well it is loud, but its why to glassy and has a cheap sounding decay after you hit it. It also does not look as good as the picture here. Its not shiny like that, but has those hammer marks are on em. It does have a reasonable price though. So if you want something that is decently priced, is super loud, but not so great sounding, then go with this.
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5.0

GREAT CYMBALS

By DROID

from Norwood, MA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • None Flawless

Best Uses

  • Hard Rock
  • Heavy Metal
  • Rock
  • Rock Hard Rock Metal

Comments about Paiste Alpha Metal Crash Cymbal with Brilliant Finish:

What can i say Paiste delivers. Theese cymbals are amazing. crafted wonderfully, they hold their shine, very durable, I have a 17" and an 18". The 18" is brand new got it recently, I've had the 17" for 2 years now. No cracks or damage and its still shiny. I've been using paiste for 6 years now. i've worked my way up on quality based on my experience. Started with the 101 brass broke them, the i moved up to the PST 5, broke thoose now i have the Alpha Metal series and they go well with my experience and my hard rock drumming. I've been drumming for 8 years and if you can afford them get theese cymbals. They are the best cymbals i've ever used

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Top Notch Intermediate Cymbal

By Nicholas Gossic

from Tampa Bay, FL

Comments about Paiste Alpha Metal Crash Cymbal with Brilliant Finish:

I love Paiste and their sound, but I purchased the 20inch looking for a more heavier and darker crash. I got that and then some...it definitely has a lot of volume and sustain. Great for riding on too, will give you plenty of noise to fill up the room with. And of course it has that signature Paiste glassiness to it as well. The brilliant finish looks amazing and will light up your kit, especially outside in the sun. Value is excellent, sounds better than most intermediate cymbals in this price range and just as good as the more expensive ones.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These things are STURDY!!!!

By brandon trojahn

from north dakota

Comments about Paiste Alpha Metal Crash Cymbal with Brilliant Finish:

Got the 17" about 3 months ago. I have a terrible track record with destroying cymbals....some people may call it lack of technique, I call it too much SOUL! But either way, I play the heck out of this thing...and not even a stick mark to show for it. It will seriously stand up to anything! This cymbal is also LOUD!!! verry bright sounding and truly does cut through ANY mix.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

RE-DICULOUS!!!

By HVYMTLDRMMR

from South Carolina

Comments about Paiste Alpha Metal Crash Cymbal with Brilliant Finish:

I bought the 17" last year an was Blown Away! LOUD & AGGRESSIVE!! come February I will be purchasing another 17" as well as an 18" & 19". The Metal line was made for exactly that....METAL \M/

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sound quality expected of higher end models.

By Aaron Wells

from Iowa

Comments about Paiste Alpha Metal Crash Cymbal with Brilliant Finish:

Buy it!
I have been a die-hard Paiste user for nearly ten years and have generally used only the signature line or 2002 line. I used a few of the older model alphas before they redesigned them and really enjoyed the sound, but was mostly unimpressed with the sounds of the newly designed alphas. Since their prices have risen outrageously in recent years, I had to settle for the alpha series crash to replace my signature full crash (my favorite!). I am completely blown away by the quality of the sound of this cymbal. I opted for the 20" to match the rest of my cymbals and it keeps pace with my 2002 20" power crash and 2002 20" novo china. In fact, I daresay I almost like it better! Very loud and crazy sustain. Icy and bold. Versatile in every sense of the word. Huge bell that is cutting and beautiful. Couldn't ask for more at the price.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Paiste Alpha Metal Crash

By Joshua Chan

from Undisclosed

Comments about Paiste Alpha Metal Crash Cymbal with Brilliant Finish:

I've got the 18" Crash for already a month and I LOVE IT!
One thing i abosolutely love is that it sounds unique. It sounds icy, full, slightly trashy & LOUD.
Although the price is a little expensive, it's worth it. If your thinking of getting this cymbal, GET IT!!!
Very suitable crash for metal, punk & rock

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Loud but ugly

By Agent Ali

from Westfield, massachusetts

Comments about Paiste Alpha Metal Crash Cymbal with Brilliant Finish:

5
So I bought this thing thinking it was going to be the answer to my problems, but I was wrong. I bought the 17 for my main crash. Well it is loud, but its why to glassy and has a cheap sounding decay after you hit it. It also does not look as good as the picture here. Its not shiny like that, but has those hammer marks are on em. It does have a reasonable price though. So if you want something that is decently priced, is super loud, but not so great sounding, then go with this.
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6

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Paiste Alpha Metal Crash 18"

By Curt Kasten

from U.P. eh.

Comments about Paiste Alpha Metal Crash Cymbal with Brilliant Finish:

Just recieved my 18" Metal crash the other day. I love this thing! Like most other reviewers stated this thing is loud, glassy, and cuts through anything. The only problem I see with these cymbals is now I need to buy more to replace all my Zildjians. I bought the 18" to replace an A Custom I had cracked. Now I intend to replace them all. Thanks Paiste for a great product at a decent price.

 
5.0

Loud as Hell

By Esteban Cha

from Undisclosed

Comments about Paiste Alpha Metal Crash Cymbal with Brilliant Finish:

I got the 19'' as a Bday present and gotta say, this is a mother.... loud cymbal.

Finish is awesome and it cuts through the loudest settings. You can also use it as a Ride since it has a huge bell, though for some, the sound might not be their cup of tea. But as a main crash....it rips the sky apart.

Great cymbal if you play mostly metal and rock music.I got the 19'' as a Bday present and gotta say, this is a mother.... loud cymbal.

Finish is awesome and it cuts through the loudest settings. You can also use it as a Ride since it has a huge bell, though for some, the sound might not be their cup of tea.

Great cymbal if you play mostly metal and rock music.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hands, down, the ultimate cymbal............

By Master Vater

from Chula Vista, CA

Comments about Paiste Alpha Metal Crash Cymbal with Brilliant Finish:

Hands down, the ultimate cymbal when you wanna kick into 4th gear, just going on a no holds barred crashing style. I currently own the 20" Metal Crash model, when I use it, I use mostly as a ride, and has that undeniable ping, glassy, and icy characteristics to it, when played this way. I recommend this for anyone who is looking for a Bad MF cymbal who won't take no for an answer.

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