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.
RUDE Power Ride "Reign"
Bright, metallic, full, powerful, deep, piercing.
Fairly narrow range, complex mix.
Strong, clear ping over a deep, full, raw wash.
Cutting, powerful bell.
Strong, heavy cymbal for articulate, dynamic ride playing in loud music.
Developed in co-operation with the speed metal pioneer Dave Lombardo.
"Legendary drummer Dave Lombardo pioneered speed metal drumming with his aggressive, caffeinated style in Slayer. Lombardo's signature cymbal, the 22" Reign Power ride, is based on the ride the drummer used on his debut recording with Slayer, Reign in Blood. It is very heavy and produces a cutting, metallic "ping"that cuts through loud and clear at any volume. The bell is large and also produces a strong, commanding tone. What impressed me most about this ride was not just its power but also its musicality. It doesn't have the gonginess that plagues many other "rock" rides, and its ping is pitched a bit lower, which makes it sit better in the mix without losing power and without assaulting the ear." - Michael Dawson
"Dave Lombardo's pioneering thrash beats make him the perfect candidate for his own signature cymbal, and that's exactly what we have here. Lombardo achieved fame with Slayer in the 1980s when he and the band pioneered speed/thrash metal; 1980 also saw the advent of Paiste's Rude cymbal series, aimed at metal and punk players. In 1986 Lombardo played Rude cymbals on Reign In Blood, and in recognition of this his 22" Rude Power Ride is called The Reign. This is one of those cymbals that requires you to lay-in with a heavy stick. This way you get the full effect of the loud and shrill attack. But it too has a surprising soft warmth underlying the undeniably aggressive intention. In fact if you crash it you get a huge, deep, satisfying roar. A single hard tap to the body of the cymbal unleashes a clamorous tolling bell character. Leave it to resonate and revel in the long sustain surrounded by a full tone that is quite clear and diminishes uniformly without unduly clashing overtones. In other words a typically clean Paiste sound, pure but with ample scale. Pounding out no-messing, driving eighth- note ride beats, the attack is undeniably intense and toppy, but is balanced by that high-pitched yet warm background wash. Part of the blueprint for extreme heavy rides involves increased bell sizes. But this sometimes means that playing these oversized bells can be like clouting an anvil, resulting in a dead, wrist-jarring 'ting' if you don't catch them just right. Paiste seems to have avoided this by lathing the bell so that it remains resonant while benefitting from its size in terms of volume." - 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.