Paiste 2002 China 18''
Paiste 2002 China 18''

2002 China 18'', China Cymbal from Paiste in the 2002 series.

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %
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sanjuro's review

Paiste 2002 China 18''
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 Wuhan Chinas, and the dark orange brown color looks similar.  The production is obviously very different, but I consider the Wuhan Chinas to be better at a much lower price.  Some Chinas are worth the price, such as certain Zildjian K's or Sabian Paragons.  These 2002 Chinas are not worth the price, in my opinion.
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Much of the desirable chnese characteristics are personal preference.  I prefer Chinas that have a deep, gong like trashy explosiveness with a smooth attack and slow decay.  The 2002's have a very intense attack with a short decay.  They tend to be harsh and abrasive rather than smooth.  Some people may prefer this, but I do not.  Surprisingly, I do not find that this cymbal blends well with other 2002's.  It sound out of place regardless of context.

I don't mean to get too critical, as this is still a high quality in a professional line from a reputable brand.  I just think that there are many other options out there, such as the Wuhans, for a similar sound and lower price.  The larger 2002 Chinas are the better choice, as they have a deeper sound and more powerful decay.  The smaller ones can be irritating if overused.  High quality Chinas can be used frequently and in various contexts, but the 2002's really seem to be for specific effects only.

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I would only recommend this cymbal to someone if they played it extensively and was very happy with its sounds.  Otherwise, I would suggest spending less money and going with a Wuhan, or else dishing out a bit more and going with a Zildjian K or Sabian Paragon or HHX.

Callahan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Paiste 2002 China 18''
The best china for those who want an IMMEDIATE rponse and Scheer.
This corresponds with cymbal music violent type "mtal".

TheUltimateRhum1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Paiste 2002 China 18''
1) overall opinion
A Chinese super hyper explosive, rich sound trs almost exotic ... volume trs powerful ... I used this cymbal 2 years (before pter like so many other) All my homies in taient fan, and regret, yet today ....

What is the particular feature you like best and least?

Plus: IMMEDIATE Rponse, volume explosive tearing, the shape is also nice trs Cymbal aprci by Dave Lombardo and Paul Bostaph!

The least: The price recess even if I found mine was only 1000 F in a shop in liquidation ... Ephmre like all Chinese / crash when playing as a Bourin (we will not remake)

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes I think that one day I'll repay one, but basically I know that there are an even better, exactly the same form but in typical sound, but only the stuff that c are no longer manufactured, it is the china Paiste 18 3000 if one day you find one, take you over!