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Forceful rich sound!
The Alpha Rock hi-hat top cymbal has a very bright, full, warm and clear sound. Wide range, very clear mix. Heavy, giving feel. Explosive, clear and open sound with a meaty and cutting chick. Very forceful, rich hi-hat for wide application in many musical genres.
Alpha Cymbals were first launched by Paiste in 1992. Since then, the Alpha Series has been highly successful on an international scale. Today, the Alpha brand is synonymous with dependability, and the cymbals are well-known for their first-class sound and fair prices. In 2006, Paiste presented a completely revamped Alpha, which advanced these trusted qualities and took Alpha cymbals to a new level.
In recent years, Paiste has invested heavily into the perfection of its high-tech processes, seeking to faithfully reproduce the principles of Swiss hand craftsmanship in its modern production facility in Germany. The updated Alpha cymbals are manufactured using this top-notch technology. They are then enhanced using traditional hand hammering. The combination of hi-tech and traditional methods brings about never before realized quality levels in a highly efficient production environment. Alpha cymbals thus fulfill high demands in quality and function while taking into account the financial realities of today's active drummers.
Paiste designed the updated Alpha series specifically with the global demands of today's music in mind. Global music increasingly combines stylistic and cultural backgrounds into new musical forms, requiring cymbals with wider application range. By applying modern design concepts to the individual models, Paiste has met these requirements convincingly. The assortment offers a wide choice of models and sizes, and covers a wide range of music styles. It allows the drummer an optimal variety of sounds in the cymbal set. Despite all of these improvements, the company is offering the new Alpha cymbals at unchanged retail prices.
- Weight: medium heavy
- Volume: medium to very loud
- Stick Sound: pronounced, very tight and crisp
- Intensity: lively
- Sustain: long
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Comments about Paiste Alpha Rock Hi-Hat Cymbal Top:
I have the 14" Alpha Rock Top and paired it up with an Alpha Sound Edge Bottom. The sound of this combination is KILLER. They have a bright, crisp tone without any clanginess. They also have a strong chick, great sizzle when played loosely and a awesome bite when played a little bit tight. These can be used for almost any style of music. If you need to play something articulate they'll do it and if you need them to be loud and aggressive they'll do that too! If you've been wondering how this combination would sound, don't hesitate to buy them because they ROCK!! So, if you're looking for a very nice set of versatile hats that won't break the bank, here they are. Oh, I forgot to mention that the Rock top looks extremely cool too.