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Paiste RUDE Shred Bell

The Rude series continues as the leading choice for rock, metal and punk. Designed in collaboration with Alex Gonzales, the 12" Shred Bell is a unique cymbal with a cutting bell perfect for shredding fast ride patterns.


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12" 14"
Extra heavy
Medium low to very loud
Stick Sound
Pingy, glassy
Bell Character
Sound Character
Shrill, metallic, very powerful, raw. Narrow range, fairly complex mix. Heavy feel. Aggressive, cutting attack with a throaty, slightly vibrating crash sound. Metallic, clear ping with a long wavering decay. A versatile effect cymbal and great alternative choice for unusual applications in various music styles.

Series Description: These definitely different cymbals were inspired by the revolution of punk and metal during the late 1970s. RUDE continues to be the leading choice of sound for raw, merciless and powerful musical energy in Rock, Metal, and Punk.
Since: 1980
Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze"
Applications: Medium loud to extremely loud • Live and recording • Punk, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Rock/Metal Crossover Styles & Derivatives, and contemporary styles rooted in/or similar to those styles
Sound: Raw, metallic, powerful, lively, sparkling, bright, icy and energetic with heavy mid-range harmonics and powerful, cutting characteristics