Paiste Heavy Ride

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Description

Alpha

  • Heavier than the Full and Dry Ride, with very good stick definition and a clean sounding bell. Dry in quality, good for any style of music desiring articulation. (2)
  • Fairly dark, full, warm. Very wide range, clean mix. Slightly heavy feel. Strong, silvery ping over clean, low, even wash. A very full ride with strength and cutting power for louder playing.
    Weight heavy Volume medium loud to very loud Stick Sound pingy Intensity lively Sustain long Bell Character full, separated (3)
  • Clear, full, glassy, warm. Medium range, clean mix. Rather heavy feel. Strong, silvery ping paired with a metallic warm undertone, and a strong dark wash. A distinctive ride with a strong character for heavy playing.
    Weight heavy Volume medium to very loud Stick Sound bright, very pronounced, dry Intensity lively Sustain long Bell Character full, piercing, separated (4)

Innovations

  • Bright, energetic, full. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Fairly heavy, very controllable feel. Bright, heavy, slightly woody ping over full, dark, complex wash. A strong, heavy ride with wide dynamic range.
    Weight heavy Volume medium to very loud Stick Sound defined Intensity lively Sustain medium long Bell Character fairly integrated (3)

Signature Precision

  • Bright, powerful, brillant. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Defined, meaty ping with a clear, controllable wash. Piercing bell sound. Strong, heavy ride, well suited for playing at higher volume levels.
    Weight heavy Volume medium to very loud Stick Sound bright, pronounced Intensity fairly lively Sustain long Bell Character separated (5)

Sound Formula

  • A strong, lively, energizing sound, with cutting, projecting ping. Pitch is lower than Power Ride and applicable to high volume situations. (2)

2002

  • A lively, strong and energetic cymbal with a very definite ping that cuts and carries. Even though thicker than most Paiste rides, the pitch is low and the sound warm due to special, heavy hand hammering. Low bottom, moderately high ping and a powerful overall sound. (1)
  • Bright, full, warm, energetic. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Strong, defined ping over full, warm, slightly dark wash. Well suited for louder playing.
    Weight heavy Volume medium loud to very loud Stick Sound pingy Intensity slightly dry Sustain medium Bell Character strong, 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