Paiste Alpha Metal Ride


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The Paiste Alpha Metal Ride is the creation of mid-range Ride cymbal with highest demand in sound quality and function


The creation of mid-range (semi-professional) cymbals with highest demand in sound quality and function • A substantial improvement in terms of sound, function and appearance of the Alpha series from 1997 (Original Introduction 1991)

•  Since: 1991
•  Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as “2002 Bronze”
•  Applications: All volume settings • Live and casual recording • Entire range of music styles
•  Sound: Bright, crisp, energetic, powerful, and cutting with clarity, warmth, and tonal definition

20" Alpha Metal Ride

•  Weight: extra heavy
•  Volume: medium to very loud
•  Stick Sound: glassy, clean, strong
•  Intensity: lively
•  Sustain: long
•  Bell Character: strong, present

Sound Character: Metallic, strong, focused, dynamic. Fairly narrow range, raw mix. Heavy feel combined with a strong, glassy ping over aggressive, icy wash with subtle undertones. Perfectly suited for fast ride patterns at extreme volumes in metal music settings.

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PaisteAlpha Metal Ride

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cool sounding ride


from NYC

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  • Bright Sound
  • Complex
  • Explosive Attack
  • Unique Tone


    Best Uses

    • Experimental
    • Fusion
    • Metal
    • Progressive
    • Rock

    Comments about Paiste Alpha Metal Ride:

    This ride is one of the more unique sounding cymbals I've had in a long time. The new alpha line is some of the best Paiste have done in a long time, and the prices are good too.

    What's really cool about this cymbal is it is bright, powerful, yet complex and distinct sounding. I've never heard another ride quite like it. It is pretty darn loud though, so not going to be good for be bop or quieter jazz gigs.

    The bell is just unreal, has a low pitch and full tone, I love it. When you crash it, it's like a metallic saw blade explosion or something. Crazy sounding. Works great in noise, hardcore, math, prog, experimental music. One of my favorite cymbals to date.

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    Series Alpha
    Model 0881820
    Warranty Info:

    Alpha Metal Ride

    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.