Paiste Crash

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Description

Alpha

  • A medium weight, all-purpose crash that has a full range of brightness, warmth and body. Immediate crash sound and medium decay time. (2)
  • Bright, warm, full, shimmering. Wide range, clean mix. Even, responsive feel. Strong, full, sturdy. Wide application range.
    Weight medium Volume medium to loud Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain medium Bell Character integrated (4)

Formula 602 Modern Essentials

  • Full, warm, brilliant, shimmering, deep. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Quick response, fairly soft feel. Rich, strong crash sound with open low end and shimmering highs. Very versatile, responsive crash cymbal suitable for numerous musical styles.
    Weight medium Volume low to loud Stick Sound soft, washy, shimmering Intensity lively Sustain long (6)
  • «Nice and transparent. As the crashes get bigger, you really start hearing the warmth project.» - Vinnie Colaiuta (6)

Signature Precision

  • Bright, full, warm, brillant. Wide range, clean mix. Balanced feel. Very versatile, all-purpose crash for clear, full accents.
    Weight medium Volume medium low to loud Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain medium long Bell Character fairly integrated (6)

Twenty

  • Full, open, fairly bright with a wide hissing sparkle. Fairly wide range, fairly complex mix. Responsive feel, fiery with a light touch of dark trashiness. A very dynamic, full sounding crash cymbal for application in a very wide range of musical settings.
    Weight medium Volume medium low to loud Stick Sound silvery, washy Intensity lively Sustain medium long Bell Character integrated (5)

Visions

  • Somewhat dry, the crash provides a fuller sound range with good projection. In the bigger sizes, very nice for ride/crash use. (2)

2002

  • A fast cymbal with an explosive, cutting crash sound. No need to overplay this dynamic cymbal. It is at once full, brilliant and sensitive. (1)
  • Bright and explosive with a full bodied sound that carries well. Very dynamic and full, with immediate response. A good all purpose crash. (2)
  • Bright, warm, full, shimmering. Wide range, clean mix. Even, very responsive feel. Very versatile all-purpose crash. The definitive classic rock crash sound.
    Weight medium Volume medium soft to loud Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain medium Bell Character integrated (4)

802

  • Immediate response followed by a well blended, medium to long crash. A very musical and professional crash sound for low to medium volume playing. (2)
  • Bright, full, warm. Fairly wide range, balanced mix. Even, responsive feel. Explosive, full crash with even fade. Musical crash with wide application range.
    Weight medium Volume medium to loud Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain medium long Bell Character integrated (7)

502

  • A very musical, warm crash with a nice blend of high and low overtones and a medium decay rate. Good for all purpose playing. (2)
  • Bright, warm, full, brilliant. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Even, responsive feel. Versatile, basic, musical crash for all-purpose playing.
    Weight medium Volume medium soft to loud Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain medium Bell Character integrated (7)

402

  • A strong, high pitched attack with medium decay. Full mid-range to high frequencies with excellent projection. (2)
  • Fairly bright, full, focused. Medium range, clean mix. Even, responsive feel. A strong, versatile crash for all-purpose playing.
    Weight medium Volume medium soft to loud Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain medium Bell Character integrated (7)

302

  • Medium low in pitch with a well balanced crash attack and a short decay rate. Overall sound is soft and full. (2)
  • Fairly dark, full, focused. Medium range, clean mix. Even, responsive feel, explosive attack. A versatile crash for all-purpose playing.
    Weight medium Volume medium soft to medium loud Stick Sound fairly washy Intensity lively Sustain medium short Bell Character integrated (7)

200

  • Medium pitched, fast attack, with moderate sustain. Great for accents. (3)

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Information from:

  1. 1979 PAISTE Catalog
  2. 1998 PAISTE.com
  3. Mid-1980's 200 Leaflet
  4. 2001 PAISTE Catalog
  5. 2009 PAISTE.com
  6. 2019 PAISTE.com
  7. 2002 PAISTE.com