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Series - Sizes
- Bright, rich, full, warm. Fairly wide range, fairly complex mix. Even, balanced feel. Defined, sizzling ping over silvery, medium bright wash. Multipurpose cymbal with strong, explosive, full crash, and a soft, mellow ride.
Weight medium heavy Volume soft to very loud Stick Sound fairly washy Intensity lively Sustain long Bell Character separated (5)
- Energetic, full and focused. Somewhat narrow range, fairly clean mix. Even, balanced feel. Multi-purpose cymbal with fast, powerful crash and soft, mellow ride qualities.
Weight medium heavy Volume soft to loud Stick Sound pronounced Intensity lively Sustain medium long Bell Character full, integrated (6)
- Medium bright, full, energetic. Fairly wide range, fairly clean mix. Strong feel. Multi-purpose cymbal with powerful crash and soft, mellow ride qualities. Also well suited for crash/ride type playing patterns.
Weight medium heavy Volume medium soft to very loud Stick Sound sizzling, balanced, fairly pronounced Intensity lively Sustain long Bell Character full, integrated (6)
- A strong, short, sharp and explosive crash. This is the loudest Paiste crash cymbal. Good for hard playing with heavy sticks. (1)
- The loudest crash cymbal in the Paiste range, the RUDE Crash/Ride is a strong and explosive cymbal. Nearly impossible to overplay, it responds willingly to hard playing with heavy sticks. At moderate playing levels, it is a vibrant and clean ride cymbal. (2)
- Raw and funky with excellent cutting power. Serves two functions: crash playing from 14"-19", yet 18" and 19" can be heavy enough for riding. (3)
- Very bright, raw, full, earthy, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Heavy feel, responsive, explosive crash. Versatile, general purpose crash and crash/ride for loud playing.
Weight extra heavy Volume loud to very loud Stick Sound strong, balanced Intensity lively Sustain long Bell Character integrated (5)
- Medium pitched, fast attack, with moderate sustain. Nice bell sound and good ride definition of medium volume levels. (4)
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- 1980 PAISTE RUDE Leaflet
- early 80's PAISTE RUDE Leaflet
- 1998 PAISTE.com
- Mid-1980's 200 Leaflet
- 2001 PAISTE catalog
- 2012 PAISTE.com