Paiste 3000

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3000

Introduction: 1986(1)
Discontinued: 1995
Background: An extension of the classic 2002 sound, the 3000s were given added strength in the middle to low frequency range, enabling it to compete better with mid-range heavy Rock guitar sounds, especially in 3000 RUDE.(1)
Innovation: Employing a new (at the time) lathing on a B8 alloy.
Alloy: CuSn8 (Also known as "2002 Bronze")
Quality: Professional
Offered as: 3000 Regular Finish - 3000 Reflector
Production: 3000 series cymbals feature a ribbon lathing, also used on Signature cymbals.
Applications: 3000 series cymbals can be used in many applications, from live to studio.
Users: Tommy Lee, Cozy Powell, Tico Torres, Stewart Copeland
Sound: Generally the same brilliance as 2002, but with added lower frequencies, they sound larger and not as clean; very explosive, extreme volume, particularly in 3000 RUDE; 3000 REFLECTOR add a glassy, shimmering quality; these cymbals are generally preferred by Rock and Heavy Metal musicians,and in any situation that requires extreme volume.(1)

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3000 Reflector

Introduction: 1988
Discontinued: 1995
Background:
Innovation:
Using Paiste's lathing process for creating a cymbal finish that looks great, especially under extreme lighting, such as on stage.
Alloy:CuSn8 (Also known as "2002 Bronze")
Quality: Professional
Offered as: 3000 Regular Finish - 3000 Reflector
Production: The Reflector finish is accomplished not by buffing, but by a proprietary process developed by Paiste.
Applications: Reflector cymbals can be used in any situation. Many prefer them for the slick eye appeal in live settings.
Users: Tommy Lee, Cozy Powell, Paiste Tico Torres, Stewart Copeland
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Information from:

  1. Modern Drummer, September 1991, Pg. 5, Paiste advertisement

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