2002 Big Beat represent a modernized, yet timeless interpretation of the legendary 2002 sound. Visually, the cymbals feature a distinctly new hammering pattern for the 2002 family, a slightly darkened, semi-matted finish and simplified black logos to distinguish the Big Beat set. With the 2002 Big Beat models, we take the 2002 sound into a new realm, while preserving the legendary 2002 heritage.
2002 Big Beat «Multifunction»
Warm, deep, brilliant, lush.
Medium wide range, complex mix.
Responsive, giving feel.
Warm luscious crashes with swift fade.
Airy, defined ping over wide multi-layered wash.
Broad, musical, integrated bells.
Multifunctional design to work well as both crashes and rides in medium low to loud settings.
"Big Beats are made from Paiste's 2002 alloy, B8 bronze or CuSn8, with 92 percent copper and eight percent tin. This alloy has more of an orange-brown tint than B20 bronze's silvery-gold. Then the Big Beats are slightly darkened with what Paiste calls a 'semi-matted' finish and there's a new, more striking all-over hammering pattern. Profiles are classic with not too prominent bells, while the weights are on the medium-thin side. Characterised by a softness and warmth of tone we'd previously associated with B20 alloy cymbals, we're not even sure we would have thought it possible to make B8 cymbals this temperate and buttery. We are pretty sure Paiste has never come up with anything quite like this before. They are darker and warmer than the 2002s, partly because of the medium-thin weight and also the special hammering and finishing. Being medium-thin and ranging from 18" to 24" the cymbals work as crashes or rides or both. Which is why Paiste has not given them descriptive names. The bigger cymbals continue in this vein with more spread, volume and breadth. The 21" really hits the sweet spot and by the 22" and the huge 24" it's credit to Paiste that they still work fine as crash-rides. There is of course an almighty whoosh if you do crash them, and what a great effect that is! But they still feel almost as happy played as big crashes as they do rides. Overall the single cymbals are all broad with a complex wash and can give quite a bit of volume, but are not aggressive - more engagingly enveloping and supporting." - 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.