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.
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.
"Drummers get the impression that these should only be used by drummers who are the personification of Animal from the Muppets. This is not the case. While I probably would not play a great deal of intimate jazz gigs with this crash (unless I used it as a ride), it can be used in many different settings. It is perfect for rock and metal, of course, but it would be perfectly fine in most amplified settings. Playing an amplified country gig would be just fine. Funk? No problem. Blues and Classic Rock? Sure. Pop would work, too. I felt that the Rude was simply a better sounding crash than the others. The Sig. Power Crash sounded too constipated (it never felt like it opened up fully), the 2002 Power Crash lacked the sweetness that I want from a crash on the top end, and the 2002 crash had a nice, pure sound, but I felt it lacked the overall strength and drive that I sought.The Rude had everything I wanted. It is a bright, full-bodied crash. It has the classic, pure cut of 2002s with a fatter, wetter tone. Despite the name, I can still use dynamics with the cymbal. In addition, it is a durable piece of metal that one does not have to worry about overplaying. This is great for those gigs where the microphone coverage is dodgy at best. Finally, I would like to add that it sounds great recorded. I listened to a playback of a live, outdoor recording I did with a contemporary worship band in front of an audience of about 500-600 people. My Rudes were fat...dare I say, Bonham-esque. I was kind of fearing that they might just sound like a loud, obnoxious roar, but they did a great job and sounded like something that one would hear on the radio. Again, I think that many drummers overlook these cymbals because of the name." - Shopper
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.