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.
2002 Swish Ride "Signature Groove"
Medium bright, full, energetic, sizzling, exotic.
Wide range, complex mix.
Giving, responsive feel.
Strong, earthy ping with silvery highs over an energetic, exotic wash.
Swelling to explosive, trash infused crash sound.
Large cymbal with immense sound capacity and an extensive range of dynamics, being fully controllable at various volume levels.
"This medium-weight swish ride, designed for studio legend JR Robinson, is made from Paiste's famous b8 2002 bronze. The b8 alloy gives this cymbal a medium-bright timbre with silvery high-end overtones, while the 24" diameter, subtly upturned edge, flat bell, and rivets contribute to its exotic, complex character. This cymbal has a massive sound that can swell from a rumble to a roar when played with mallets, or it can be struck forcefully with sticks for an explosive, trashy crash. When played on the bow, you get a funky, Mel Lewis-style tone that drives the music with more energy and complexity than a regular ride. The bell has a subtle and integrated tone that blends with the trashy sustain rather than cutting above it. If you play a lot of heavy shuffles, or if you need an alternative sound to stoke the fire when the intensity level rises, give this big guy a try." - Michael Dawson
"Session great John 'JR' Robinson's 24" Swish ride befits his larger-than-life musical character. It has the upturned edge of a China type with the conventional small rounded bell of a Swish. JR is represented on the cymbal by the label 'Signature Groove' and the musical notation of his famous drum intro to Michael Jackson's 'Rock With You'. It was developed to complement his Masters 24" Deep ride, but that's a refined B20 alloy cymbal where this has a nasty edge, designed to stoke things up. The 2002s were always aimed at high volume electric music and this bulky Oriental-tinged Swish has a coruscating attack, actually among the loudest metals of any description we can recall. Which is not to say it doesn't have a wide dynamic range plus a lot of tonal colours over the surface - extremely pingy nearer the bell, almost soft on the outer upturned lip, strong and dense in the centre. Smashed energetically it is a leviathan that will scare guitarists at 50 paces. Not for the faint-hearted then, but exciting and musical all the same." - Geoff Nicholls
Paiste has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
This is a pre-order which ships out from the supplier within one month.