Paiste 2002 22" Heavy Ride

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Precise energy and powerful projection for rock, jazz, and fusion

Made with CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze", the Paiste 2002 series is based on the first cymbal series fully developed for electronically amplified music. During the 1960's developing Beat and Rock music required cymbal sound to match the new frequencies and volume levels and in 1967 the Giant Beat series was created - The 2002 was developed 1971 fusing the power of the Giant Beat with the differentiation of the Jazz series Formula 602.

Paiste once again makes the 2002 a core series for the future, as the best and most innovative Dimensions models are incorporated into the newly expanded 2002, adding current trend cymbal sound to this venerable line. Used by countless top players world-wide over three decades to create a significant portion of our modern music heritage.

Working musicians who play medium to very loud settings - live and recording - country, R&B, rock, jazz-rock, progressive, metal, grunge, and modern hybrids rooted in those styles will appreciate the bright, warm, and musically precise energy levels and powerful projection characteristics of this 22" ride.

  • Weight: heavy
  • Volume: medium loud to very loud
  • Stick Sound: pingy
  • Intensity: slightly dry
  • Sustain: medium
  • Bell Character: strong, integrated
  • Sound Character: Bright, full, warm, energetic. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Strong, defined ping over, full, warm, slightly dark wash. Well suited for louder playing

Laser-like clarity with rich body? Must be a Paiste 2002! Order today.

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nice 22" ride

By josh-YWYiC

from los angeles, ca

Comments about Paiste 2002 22" Heavy Ride:

cymbal has some dry qualites, slight warm-entergetic tones and a nice ping sound when struck. overall a pretty good cymbal for different types of rock music

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Great sound, super strong

By t-OZYh7

from Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Comments about Paiste 2002 22" Heavy Ride:

I got this second hand and it looked about 10 years old and had chinks and scratches all over it, but it was a Paiste 2002 so I got it anyway. It's a bit pingy maybe due to it's having weight but only just, you can everything from delicate ping to a nice wash to blitzkrieg scream with the change of where you hit it and then a bit more elbow, though it's generally louder than my old music teacher would have liked. The bell is nice and loud too, I don't need a separate cowbell anyway. And after 4 years of battering it still hasn't shown any sign of breaking, even though when I got it there were several large gouges around the edge from it being dropped on concrete or something, seriously a good millimeter deep and nothing has grown from any of them yet. I'd like to see what a 24" inch classic ride would be like but take it from me, nothing will have the durability of the heavy ride, and the classic will have to be pretty special to out weigh that for my liking.

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