For a number of years, China cymbals have been affectionately known by their nickname "trash cymbals." Don't let this nickname fool you however, at it is actually derived from the dark, explosive tone that the cymbal emits when it is struck. Ask any performer and they'll tell you that these cymbals are a crucial component of any standard drum kit, which is why you deserve the best craftsmanship possible. That's where Paiste comes into play. Often regarded as one of the top cymbal manufacturers that the world has ever known, purchasing a Paiste China cymbal is definitely a worthy investment for any percussionist.
Paiste is a brand that has a number of passionate supporters. Musicians such as Tommy Aldridge of Whitesnake, Frank Beard of ZZ Top, Charlie Benante of Anthrax, Patrick Carney of the Black Keys, Stewart Copeland of the Police, Kurt Dahle of the New Pornographers, Mikkey Dee of Motorhead, Larry Mullen Jr. of U2 and Alex Van Halen of the Mighty Van Halen all swear by their Paiste gear to get the job done. With names like these on board, it's no wonder you're looking to join the club.
Paiste make a great variety of China cymbals, so you'll have no trouble finding the one that perfectly meets your needs and budget. If you're not sure where to start, you may want to take a look at some of our best sellers. For example, the 2002 China Cymbal is part of the first line Paiste has developed to be used specifically with amplified music. That means that you can rest assured that it's got great projection, as well as a great overall variety of sounds and tones.
Another great option is the Alpha Rock China, Brilliant. This cymbal could easily be described as large and in charge! With an aggressive attack and a fiery shatter, this is the kind of China cymbal you want on hand to cut through the noise, regardless of genre.
And these are only two of the China cymbals available here. To be honest, it really doesn't matter which Paiste China cymbal you choose. With unparalleled build quality and tone to match, Paiste China cymbals are an absolute must for your kit.