Paiste Cup Chime

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History

Originally the Cup Chimes were part of the 2002 series. Later they got moved into the Exotic Percussion series, only to return to the 2002 fold a few years later. Originally they were numbered from 1 to 7 and the sizes calculated from centimeter to fraction of inches. The inch sizes eventually got streamlined to full or half inches later on. The following table shows the numbering and different measurements:

Cup Chimes No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7
Original in inches 8" 7½" 6¾" 6⅜" 5⅞" 5⅜" 4⅞"
Current in inches 8" 7.5" 7" 6.5" 6" 5.5" 5"
In Centimeters 20 19 17 16 15 14 12.5

Series - Sizes

Description

Exotic Percussion

  • These small CuSn8 bronze cymbals have large bells and narrow rims, producing a lively exotic sound with a hint of crash and bell character. They may be played individually, mounted upside down over cymbal bell in the drum set, on a cymbal stand using our 7-arm cup chime holder or on the Multi-Sound holder using our 5-arm cup chime holder (1, 2)

  • Bright, warm, full, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Soft, extremely responsive. Explosive, shattering, glassy attack with modulating warm, full, long fade. Features an exotic, very dominant center tone with lively, flanging over- and undertones. Available individually or as sets on hardware mountable 5 and 7 arm holders. Well suited for upside down mounting over a ride bell.
    Weight medium Volume soft to medium loud Stick Sound dry, pingy Intensity lively Sustain long Bell Character full, loud (3)

Visions

  • Small cymbals with large bell and a narrow rim. A lively, exotic bell-like sound that adds new dimensions to any set-up. (2)


2002

  • Bright, warm, full, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Soft, extremely responsive. Explosive, shattering, glassy attack with modulating warm, full, long fade. Features an exotic, very dominant center tone with lively, flanging over- and undertones. Available individually or as sets on hardware mountable 5 and 7 arm holders. Well suited for upside down mounting over a ride bell.
    Weight medium Volume soft to medium loud Stick Sound dry, pingy Intensity lively Sustain long Bell Character full, loud (4)

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Information from:

  1. 197? PAISTE catalog
  2. 1998 PAISTE.com
  3. 2001 PAISTE catalog
  4. 2009 PAISTE.com