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Paiste 2002 Big Ride

Paiste's legendary 2002 series defined the cymbal sound of generations of drummers worldwide. Developed in cooperation with the legendary "Van Halen" drummer Alex Van Halen, the 24" 2002 Big Ride is a versatile Ride cymbal with good Crash-ability for classic rock music applications.


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Medium thin
Soft to loud
Stick Sound
Fairly lively
Bell Character
Fairly integrated, smooth
Sound Character
Full, silky, powerful, deep. Fairly wide range, fairly complex mix. Responsive, soft feel with powerful attributes. Somewhat papery stick sound with a glassy undertone over fairly dark and cloudy wash. Very versatile ride cymbal with good crash-ability for classic rock music applications. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "Van Halen" drummer Alex Van Halen.

Series Description: The legendary cymbals that defined the sound of generations of drummers since the early days of Rock. The present 2002 is built on the foundation of the original classic cymbals and is expanded by modern sounds for today’s progressive popular music.
Since: 1971
Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze"
Applications: Medium soft to very loud settings • Live and recording • Classic Rock, Blues, Punk, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal & most Modern Metal styles, Crossover, Country Rock, Ska, Rockabilly, Funk, R&B, Soul, Gospel and modern hybrids rooted in those styles
Sound: Brilliant, clear, warm, strong, musical and very precise with high energy levels and powerfully reliable projection