Paiste Rude China

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Extremely loud, nasty China for higher volume playing.

The sound character of the Paiste Rude China Cymbal is dark, full, raw, and energetic. Has a wide range and complex mix; heavy feel, fairly controllable, and very explosive crash sound.

Background: In 1980, Paiste created the Rude China in response to the extreme developments Heavy Metal and Punk which required extreme cutting power and volume - RUDE was re-launched as 3000 RUDE, then 2002 RUDE and returns to its classic RUDE name in 1999. In 2005 the RUDE series was expanded with the introduction of Thin Crash models, bringing more control and sophistication to that series

Innovation: First cymbal series without lathing featuring uniform thickness and sound engineering to compete with extreme mid-range frequencies and volume levels

Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze"

Quality: Professional

Production: Manual Craftsmanship - Hand Hammering

Applications: Medium loud to very loud - Live and Recording - Punk, Heavy Metal, Modern Metal derivatives, and contemporary styles rooted in or similar to those styles

Users: Working Musicians, Enthusiasts - All players who need raw energy and extreme cutting power without sacrificing musical cymbal sound

Sound: Raw, lively, bright, energetic, with heavy mid-range harmonics and powerful, cutting characteristics

Looks: Funky, raw surface texture with deep brown to beige and greenish hues featuring prominent hammering patterns - Prominent, classic RUDE white silk screening

Recognition: Attracted a wide following and gained popularity beyond their typical musical application - RUDE retains a faithful following and has become a classic cymbal sound

  • China: 18"
  • Weight: heavy
  • Volume: loud to very loud
  • Stick Sound: fairly pingy
  • Intensity: lively
  • Sustain: medium
  • Bell Character: integrated

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a china you can bash

By Best Pedal Ever

from Lititz, Pa

Comments about Paiste Rude China:

I got this china cymbal last month and did a show, and it was a beautiful cymbal. It had a perfect balance between high and low, and it works well with my 22" china. If you need a simulation, it is just slightly lower tonally that the 18" china boy high.

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By Neloangelo420

from Hayward, CA

Comments about Paiste Rude China:

This is the best sounding china cymbal i have ever heard, It's very loud and ear plugs would be recommended, in my opinion this cymbal outclasses every other cymbal in the rude family including the powerful 20" power ride when crashed or struck with the bead of the stick. This is by far the recommended cymbal for those who are serious about wanting to perform metal/death metal music.

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(102 of 204 customers found this review helpful)


A sick china

Comments about Paiste Rude China:

This china has such an awesome sound to it. When you hit the rim of the cymbal it has a dark crash/gong like sound. When you hit the part of the cymbal where it starts to invert, it makes a deafening cracky crash sound. An awesome cymbal overall. Definately for loud players.

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By Noah walker

from Music city Tennessee

Comments about Paiste Rude China:

I break at least one cymbal a year. but the rude classic is a beast. I've had the cymbal for 3 years now and its still plays like new. This cymbal is great for everything. Use it for metal, or jazz. The articulation of the cymbal is insane. Great for accents. This cymbal is a little pricey, but for a serious drummer it's a great investment.

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Paiste Rude Series China is amazing

By paramourdrum

from des moines, wa usa

Comments about Paiste Rude China:

this china is amazing sounding with the combination of any other kind or type of cymbal. it has a strong feel so you feel like you aren't going to crack it and the sound is piercingly high pitched for an incredibly unique but definitely awesome china for the heavy playing

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Greatest China Ever!

By Alberto Z.

from Texas

Comments about Paiste Rude China:

Hands down the best sounding china I've ever heard. Get this!

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(24 of 49 customers found this review helpful)


A great china cymbal.

By Kyle Mcallister

from Cincinnati, OH, USA

Comments about Paiste Rude China:

The Paiste rude china cymbal has one of the greatest sounds I have heard.

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