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Paiste Traditional Thin Crash 18 in.

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Sound Character: Dark, transparent, warm. Loose frequency range, very complex mix. Very sensitive, soft response and feel. Suitable for light ride playing in larger sizes.

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Sound Character: Dark, transparent, warm. Loose frequency range, very complex mix. Very sensitive, soft response and feel. Suitable for light ride playing in larger sizes.

Introduction: 1996

Background: Re-create lost cymbal sounds from the Blues, Swing, Big Band, Cool Jazz, Be-Bop and Hard Bop era of the 1930's to the 1960's.

Innovation: First cymbal series to be researched and newly developed to achieve authentic historical sound.

Alloy: Patented Signature Bronze

Quality: Professional

Production: Manual Craftsmanship - Hand Hammering, Hand Lathing, Proprietary Methods
Applications: Soft to medium loud settings - Live and Recording - Historic to Modern Jazz, Blues, Swing & Big Band, also well suited for acoustic music

Users: Working Musicians, Enthusiasts, Collectors - All players who need traditional sound and feeling in their cymbals

Sound: Dark, complex, warm, smoky, with special emphasis on control and stick feeling - Some models feature particularly soft, trashy or dirty qualities

Looks: Complex surface structures, distinct hammering patterns and varied lathing patterns - Bare aesthetics consistent with historical cymbals, minimal black silk screening

Recognition: Enthusiastic approval from international drumming community - Critical acclaim in percussion magazine reviews

  • Thin Crash: 16" - 17" - 18" - 20"
  • Weight: thin
  • Volume: soft to medium
  • Stick Sound: washy
  • Intensity: fast, lively
  • Sustain: medium
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17" Traditional Thin Crash

By Landon Wing

from Visalia, CA

Comments about Paiste Traditional Thin Crash:

I was able to pick-up this cymbal on closeout, as it understandably doesn't play well in a cymbal rack setting. That is to say, it doesn't have that "Paiste" sound. It's not bright, nor pingy, nor thick with good stick definition. It doesn't even have much sustain. By now, you're asking, "What does this cymbal do good, then?" My answer is, "EVERYTHING in a low-medium volume band setting." The simplest characteristic I can think of to describe it is: It just blends well. It's not too harsh. It WILL NOT cut through a Marshal stack. It has just enough attack and decay to get in and get out of the way quickly, all in a manner that is the oh-so-musical genius of Paiste's Traditional line of cymbals. The wash has a fair amount of trashiness in my particular crash, but due to its dark nature, it's tastefully done. Please take note here, as the sound file on Paiste's sight is unusually off on this particular model, which is highly unlike Paiste. The tone is present is their recording. However, they do not capture the trashiness is the sustain/wash of this cymbal. The bell on my particular cymbal is not loud at all, unlike another reviewer states. However, it is unlathed and generally doesn't produce a very musical sound when struck. I just avoid striking it on this crash. I have not played any K's, Agop, or HH cymbals, so I can not compare them. However, Paiste's sound files are mostly accurate, especially on their rides and hi-hats, so give them a listen, and pull the trigger! You will not regret a purchase of any Paiste Traditional cymbal, epsecially when used in an appropriate musical setting. By the way, I've used this Traditional Thin Crash and a Traditional Medium Light Ride in amplified Bluegrass, amplified Contemporary Country, Blues, and Jazz. In the amplified settings, I could've used more volume from this cymbal. It did, to its credit, stand up to some very solid hits without denting, bending, or warping.

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By Devon Gulati

from Lake in the Hills, IL

Comments about Paiste Traditional Thin Crash:

Pros- This cybal has a very loud sound, it sounds pretty good. It also is a very fast sound Cons- It only has a few cons, it has a loud bell that i do not like when I play some music. Lastly it is very expensive. All in all this cymbal is very good. 4 STARS. If you like dumming then you will love this cymbal

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