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Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal 20"

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Sound Character: Medium bright, full, rich. Wide range, balanced mix. Even response with clear, silvery stick sound supported by full wash. Very musical, general purpose ride with big sound.Background... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-14-2018 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Sound Character: Medium bright, full, rich. Wide range, balanced mix. Even response with clear, silvery stick sound supported by full wash. Very musical, general purpose ride with big sound.

Background: Create ultimate cymbal sound with traditionally typical Paiste characteristics and expand sound horizons beyond 1980's cymbal program
Innovation: First cymbal series created from patented bronze specifically developed for cymbals
Alloy: Patented signature bronze
Quality: Professional
Production: Manual Craftsmanship - Hand Hammering, Hand Lathing, Proprietary Methods
Applications: All volume settings - Live and Recording - Entire range of music styles
Use Paiste's Musical Application Guide to find the best cymbal for your music.
Users: Working Musicians, Enthusiasts - Demanding Players with precise requirements who need fully developed model character in their cymbals
Sound: Musical, transparent, beautiful, rich, colorful - full, bright, expressive sound - Model range features everything from particularly delicate, sensitive to expressive, potent and powerful qualities
Looks: Variety of surface structures and looks - Hammering and lathing patterns range from complex to delicate - Elegant, classic black silk screening
Recognition: Received widespread critical acclaim - Generally accepted as the ultimate in characteristic Paiste Sound


  • Full Ride: 20" - 21" - 22"
  • Weight: medium heavy
  • Volume: soft to loud
  • Stick Sound: evenly balanced
  • Intensity: lively
  • Sustain: long
  • Bell Character: clear, crisp, separated
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PaisteSignature Full Ride Cymbal

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Pretty good

By Aramid1

from Martinsville, VA

Comments about Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal:

This is a great ride. It has a bit too much build in a small space, but all in all it meets my needs as an all purpose ride. The bell is cutting and it is possible to get a good crash sound.

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By Ben Dowd

from Aledo Illinois

Comments about Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal:

I built a new kit from the ground up, drums, hardware and all new cymbals. I hunted, tested and filtered through TONS of rides, and this one came out on top. I was looking for a ride that had a nice, wet, crisp and open ride sound, one that opens well, has a strong bell, and could chorus crash. This ride passes all my tests swimmingly. The bell is SUPER loud, very tight and gets a good reaction from the bow of the cymbal as well. I love the ride sound, as it is relatively traditional and versatile, yet it crashes like a champ. As labeled, this cymbal is FULL. When i chorus crash with it, i do not have to dig AT ALL and it will fill the whole room. Totally awesome, because that leaves all my other crashes open for different combinations and they aren't already opened. I love having that option. You do have to play it with discipline. If you want a typical ride sound, you have to play high on the bow. as you travel down you star opening up more, more than most rides will. Some people may not like that, but I love it because it gives me that many more textures to crescendo with. Despite it's very high dynamic ceiling, it can play so nice, so clean and quiet. I play a lot of worship, and this ride delivers every dynamic I want exactly the way I want it. You don't have to work hard on this cymbal and I appreciate that. With a little practice, you can make this ride a wonderfully expressive instrument all by itself. All in all, this is a rock cymbal, and the Signature Paiste's DO NOT BREAK. These things are strong! i highly recommend this to any rock player who needs a workhorse with a tender side.

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Great Ride, but not that versatile for quieter styles...

By guilherme veroneze

from Brasilia - BRAZIL

Comments about Paiste Signature Full Ride Cymbal:

I?ve bought my Sig Full ride in 2006 and since then it has been my main ride. I play, mainly, Dave Matthews band and also some hard rock, pop rock and heavy metal songs. For these styles this ride fits perfectly. It has a clear and loud bell, and a beuatiful tone. However there are 2 aspects which should be said: 1) it is a quite loud cymbal... So this ride is not really a good option for quieter styles, such as, jazz and bossa nova. When I play these styles I always grab a K constantinople or a Paiste traditional medium ride, since the full ride is quite loud... 2) The overtones are a bit annoying and a bit "out of control". In soft moments, when the instruments of the band are playing light stuff the overtones seem a bit "out of place". I use a piece of duct tape to control the overtones (and so does Jared Falk...). Anyway, it is a nice ride...!!!

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