Paiste 2002 18" Crash
Size: 18 Inch
Weight: 1318g (1978 Serial Number), 1323g (1979 Serial Number), 1329g (1979 Serial Number), 1340g (1980 Serial Number), 1352g (Black Label), 1368g (1979 Serial Number), 1374g (1976 Serial Number), 1401g (1977 Serial Number), 1405g (Black Label), 1425g (1980 Serial Number), 1435g (Black Label), 1446g (2015 Serial Number), 1450g (2019 Serial Number), 1462g (Red Label), 1469g (Red Label), 1483g (1987 Serial Number), 1483g (2011 Serial Number), 1485g (1995 Serial Number), 1487g, 1490g (2002 Black Label Re-issue), 1496g (1976 Serial Number), 1499g, 1504g (2007 Serial Number), 1520g (1985 Serial Number)
Years of production: 1971 - Present
Sound file: 2002 18" Crash
2002 18" Crash
2002 18" Crash
2002 18" Crash
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Review: This might be THE most AMAZING crash ever. It's a classic Paiste crash, and I have yet to hear a negative comment about it. I've owned it for a couple of years. I bought it along with the 20" ride and the 17" crash.
This is, like the other original 2002s, a great, GREAT rock crash. Paice stuff, Bonzo stuff, Porcaro stuff, Wilk stuff, you name it. But this is, like most current 2002s, also very versatile, and can be used in both heavier and lighter music styles than rock.
The stick sound is very FULL and WASHY. To me, this is exactly what a crash cymbal should sound like. I don't think it's particularly bright or dark. In my opinion, this is the CuSn8 version of the Signature full crash. It's not much left to say about the stick sound. Oh and it's GREAT. I recommend ALL drummers to check this one out.
The bell sound is bright. Not a separated character compared to the rest of the cymbal. I actually love the bell sound, but I never use it. This is a CRASH!!
Overall: Simply AMAZING, FULL, WASHY, versatile crash that should be included in all Paiste setups. A gem.
Review written by Viktors
Review: Well there has been a lot of reviews about this crash so I'll just add something, this crash sound so beautiful that if you hit it right and close your eyes you'll hear how it draws complex lines with the sound. It's like if the sound follows a path, very musical. It nothing like any cymbal I've heard before.
Review written by Chewaz
Review: THE 2002 Crash - This is what all drummers require in their setup. Warm, full-bodied, shimmery, bright, and cutting. This can be used in any style. This can even be used as a ride in jazz settings in small settings. I recommend this crash as anyone's 1st Paiste. If I were going to take one cymbal with me on a deserted isle, this one would be it!
Review written by Stranjluv101
Artist/song where it can be heard: Don Alias, Barry Altschul, Erich Bachträgl, Alex Bally, Carmine Appice, Rod De'Ath, Alex Bally, Pete Barnacle, Barriemore Barlow, Frank Beard, Alvino Bennett, Steve Berrios, Klaus Dieter Blahak, Art Blakey, John Bonham, Fred Braceful, Fran Breen, Freddie Brocksieper, Bill Bruford, Chuck Burgi, Roy Burns, Scott Carneghi, Michael Carvin, Ndugu Chancler, Jim Chapin, John Chester, Jon Christensen, John Coghlan, Pierre Courbois, Curt Cress, Brian Davison, Donald Dean, Aynsley Dunbar, Düde Dürst, Sheila Escovedo, Jean-Francois Fabiano, Siegfried Fink, Al Foster, Vladimir Furduy, Joe Gallivan, David Garibaldi, Jerry Gaskill, John Gilston, Beaver Harris, Albert Heath, Jon Hiseman, Heinrich Hock, Ronald Howden, Ralph Humphrey, Lex Humphries, Tapani Ikonen, Huub Janssen, Matt Laug, Hans-Peter Leopold, Dave Lombardo, John Marshall, Nick Mason, Pat Mastelotto, Nicko McBrain, Keith Moon, Heinz Niemeyer, Mani Neumeier, Jeff Porcaro, Cozy Powell, Prairie Prince, Bill Rieflin, Alex Riel, Bobby Rondinelli, Phil Rudd, Warren Smith, John Stevens, Alonzo Stewart, Fredy Studer, Ed Thigpen, Robert Townsend, Laco Tropp, Mick Underwood, Edward Vesala, Nick d'Virgilio, Chad Wackerman, Ian Wallace, Terry Williams, Pick Withers