Paiste Splash

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Description

Alpha

  • Bright, quick and powerful. A cutting effect useful for highlighting and accenting. Similar to the 2002 splash but with more weight. (2)
  • Very bright, full, warm. Balanced range and fairly clean mix. Responsive, explosive, quick fade. A versatile, strong, very fast splash.
    Weight medium thin Volume soft to medium loud Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain short Bell Character integrated (4)

Formula 602

Seven Sound Set No.2

  • Used for brief ‘splash’ effects, closely related to the 2-beat ‘early jazz’ sound. (3)

Formula 602 Modern Essentials

  • Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing.
    Weight thin Volume low to medium loud Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain fairly short Bell Character integrated (6)
  • “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.” - Vinnie Colaiuta (6)

Innovations

  • Fairly dark, fast, full. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Even, very responsive feel. Immediate, slightly breathy attack, fast fade. Especially suited for fast accents.
    Weight thin Volume soft to medium Stick Sound washy Intensity fairly lively Sustain short Bell Character integrated (4)

RUDE

  • Quite thick, giving the effect of a "Mini-Crash". Full, high, short, pronounced sound. Very good for loud situations and interesting for percussionists. (2)
  • Bright, full, high pitched, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Strong feel, explosive, strong splash with quick response. A pair of these would make an excellent mini hi-hat.
    Weight heavy Volume medium to loud Stick Sound fairly washy Intensity lively Sustain medium short Bell Character integrated (4)

Signature

  • Explosive, full, warm and very clear. The ultimate splash sound that works perfectly for studio as well as live situations. (2)
  • Bright, full, warm, clear, silvery. Narrow range, balanced mix. Fast, explosive response. Great for stronger splash playing.
    Weight medium thin Volume soft to medium Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain medium short Bell Character integrated (4)

Signature Precision

  • Bright, clear, warm. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Explosive response. Dynamic splash cymbal for fine to medium strong accents in various musical styles.
    Weight thin Volume low to medium loud Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain medium short Bell Character integrated (6)

Signature Reflector

  • Bright, fully, silvery, sizzling. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Quick response, somewhat soft feel. Great cutting splash with a rich sound for all purpose stage or studio applications.
    Weight medium thin Volume low to medium loud Stick Sound papery Intensity lively Sustain medium short Bell Character integrated (5)

Sound Formula

  • A piercing, crispy splash that explodes like breaking glass. Thin enough for lighter glancing blows and strong enough for quick punctuation. (2)

Twenty

  • Full, fiery, silvery, explosive. Fairly wide range, fairly complex mix. Dynamic, with very giving feel. A responsive and quite sturdy splash cymbal with a balanced, even sparkle and a touch of medium-pitched brittleness. Perfectly suited for any type of application in the studio or in live situations.
    Weight medium Volume low to fairly loud Stick Sound silvery Intensity lively Sustain fairly short Bell Character integrated (5)

Visions

  • Visions splashes are crisp and cutting, with a very short decay. Excellent for short accents and for adding color at the high end. (2)

2002

  • A very thin, small, bright and fast cymbal for splash and choke effects. A full sound for such a a small cymbal. However, it must be played carefully and sensitively, because if you force it, you will likely damage it. (1)
  • A very thin, warm splash, somewhat soft in nature. Sound spectrum opens nicely, even with a light stroke. (2)
  • Warm, full, bright. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Responsive, explosive, full sounding splash. The definitive classic rock splash sound.
    Weight medium Volume soft to medium Stick Sound washy Intensity lively Sustain short Bell Character integrated (4)

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Information from:

  1. 1979 PAISTE Catalog
  2. 1998 PAISTE.com
  3. 19?? PAISTE/Ludwig Leaflet
  4. 2001 PAISTE Catalog
  5. 2009 PAISTE.com
  6. 2019 PAISTE.com