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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
20" Alpha Metal Ride• Weight: extra heavy
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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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.
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.