Paiste Acoustic Drums user reviews

  • Paiste 2002 Ride 20"

    Paiste 2002 Ride 20" - "perfect for DW kit"


    Our drummer just bought this cymbal, and I am very impressed with it. While it isn't mine, I do practice with my drummer 2-3 times a week in addition to gigs, so at this point I'm really familiar with it, especially since it's being used by a far be…

  • Paiste 505 Crash 18'

    Paiste 505 Crash 18' - moosers's review


    The Paiste 505 Crash 18" is a pretty standard crash cymbal for use in the context of a full drum kit. I'm primarily not a drummer, but recently played a family member's drum kit who had this cymbal as his main crash and definitely liked what I heard…

  • Paiste 2002 Thin China 16''

    Paiste 2002 Thin China 16'' - moosers's review


    The Paiste 2002 16” Thin China is a colorful cymbal that is a great addition to anyone’s drum set. I’m not a drummer myself, but have played extensively with a drummer who has one of these and who uses it all the time. I’ve heard it used across the…

  • Paiste 2002 China 18''

    Paiste 2002 China 18'' - sanjuro's review


    As much as I love the Paiste 2002 line, I am not a big fan of their China cymbals.  These have the other admirable 2002 qualities such as durability or uniqueness. However, as chinas they don't sound great.  The alloy sounds similar to that of the Wu…

  • Paiste 2002 Ride 20"

    Paiste 2002 Ride 20" - sanjuro's review


    The Paiste 2002 20" Ride is the Paiste cymbal that I have owned the longest.  It was my first ride, so I am pretty partial to it.  It is probably not the best from the line, but it gets the job done.  Unlike many other 2002's, this is definitely the …

  • Paiste 2002 Crash 20"

    Paiste 2002 Crash 20" - sanjuro's review


    Like the other cymbals in the 2002 line, this is good for rock music.  The 20" crash has truly amazing power.  The 2002's already pack a punch, so supplying 20 inches is almost out of control.  This is actually the only 2002 (reviewed) I have never i…

  • Paiste 2002 Crash 16"

    Paiste 2002 Crash 16" - sanjuro's review


    The Paiste 2002 16" crash is an excellent cymbal for rock music.  I think that the crashes in this line are the highlight and are a great deal for their quality.  A few steps down from the signatures, the 2002's still provide professional quality at …

  • Paiste 505 Hit-Hat 14"

    Paiste 505 Hit-Hat 14" - sanjuro's review


    This was the first set of hi hats I ever bought, and I still occaisionally gig with them today.  The 505's are a really interesting line because people often mistake them for the 2002's.  The 505's are considered lower quality, but have an extremely …

  • Paiste Signature Reflector Dry Ride 20''

    Paiste Signature Reflector Dry Ride 20'' - sanjuro's review


    The Paiste Signature Reflecor Dry Ride is one of the most interesting cymbals I have ever seen or heard.  I knew about the line for a while, but hadn't come across one of these until last year.  I was a big fan of the signature series, though I usual…

  • Paiste Signature Dry Ride 20"

    Paiste Signature Dry Ride 20" - sanjuro's review


    The Paiste Signature Dry Ride is my favorite paiste ride, and I have played almost all of them.  My biggest fault with the sound of many Paiste cymbals is that they are too wet, too bright, and too powerful.  This cymbals corrects these problems (or …