Paiste China

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Description

Alpha

  • A trashy, powerful china with a moderate decay. (2)
  • Medium bright, full, energetic. Fairly wide range, fairly complex mix. Farily heavy feel, full sounding, explosive crash, trashy, complex ride. Powerful china with great presence.
    Weight medium heavy Volume medium to loud Stick Sound strong, washy Intensity lively Sustain medium Bell Character integrated (3)
  • Bright, cutting, full with a warm undertone. Medium range, complex mix. Explosive, shattering attack with a hissing decay. A strong china cymbal useful in many musical applications.
    Weight medium Volume medium to loud Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain medium Bell Character integrated (4)

Formula 602 Modern Essentials

  • Dark, warm, strong, exotic, sizzling, earthy. Wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Fairly soft, responsive feel. Great for explosive, strong, dark accents. Complex, washy ride sound. A modern China cymbal with a wide spectrum for various musical applications.
    Weight medium thin Volume medium low to loud Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain long Bell Character integrated (5)
  • “The China is nearly smooth”, states Vinnie Colaiuta. (5)

RUDE

  • Truly "rude" sounding China cymbal. Raw sound, short decay with great projection. The perfect china for extreme volume situations. (2)
  • Dark, full, raw, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Heavy feel, fairly controllable, very explosive crash sound. Extremely loud, nasty china for higher volume playing.
    Weight heavy Volume loud to very loud Stick Sound fairly pingy Intensity lively Sustain medium Bell Character integrated (4)

Signature Precision

  • Medium bright, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Explosive response, rather soft feel. Dynamic china for exotic colouring in a wide musical range.
    Weight medium Volume medium low to loud Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain medium Bell Character integrated (5)

Twenty

  • Earthy, pangy, rich, explosive, shattering. Fairly wide range, fairly complex mix. Balanced and giving feel. Earthy, dark, silvery shatter supported by a steady, explosive, foamy wash. A very sturdy and solid china/swish type cymbal with quick and trashy response that is perfectly suited for any kind of application.
    Weight medium Volume medium low to loud Stick Sound pangy, sizzling Intensity lively Sustain medium Bell Character integrated (4)

Visions

  • Exotic, powerful and full sound with short sustain. Good projection and wide sound variety from edge to bell area. Trashy, but controllable. (2)

2002

  • An exotic, powerful cymbal with a unique bell shape that helps to prevent overtones from building. An effective ride cymbal, because it doesn’t get louder unless struck harder. This is why it is possible to play soft and fast on it and it doesn’t build up. Crash sound is aggressive and explosive. More unusual and funky sounds in one cymbal than would seem possible. Very effective with stick or mallets. (1)
  • An exotic, powerful cymbal with a traditionally shaped bell. Sound is bright, trashy with great projection. Nice sound variety when played in different areas of the cymbal. (2)
  • Medium bright, full, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, full sounding crash, complex, trashy ride. The definitive classic rock china sound.
    Weight medium Volume medium to loud Stick Sound fairly pingy Intensity lively Sustain medium Bell Character integrated (3)

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Information from:

  1. 1979 PAISTE Catalog
  2. 1998 PAISTE.com
  3. 2001 PAISTE Catalog
  4. 2009 PAISTE.com
  5. 2019 PAISTE.com