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 better drummer than myself. It is 20" and isn't too thick like a lot of new ride cymbals tend to be. This is probably because it was used, and had been worn in really well, but this was no matter as the cymbal sounds fantastic. It has a nice, rich tone for a ride, bright enough to hear through a drum mix but dark enough to add character. It is labeled a jazz ride, but I really like the sound that my drummer (and I) get through it for a rock band. In fact, I'd probably go with something else for jazz, honestly.
I like the character that this cymbal adds to the DW kit that my drummer uses. It allows us to get more of a subdued, subtle sound out of that rocking, loud kit. The bell is loud and clear, with a great fat tone. Crashing the ride can get loud, but it works well in the context of our group. Playing it in the more traditional soft manner is pleasant, as it is light and airy but fat enough that you can really feel its presence.
I think that my drummer got a great deal on this cymbal. It's certainly going for much more than that new, even though it probably is better when it's been worn in a little bit. It's not quite on the level of some of the K custom rides, but it's also a lot cheaper. This will make a fine addition to your cymbals if you can get it at a good price, and will be a useful color in your palette.
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 most versatile. It has a complex sound that could be used in certain jazz or Latin contexts. For this reason, I have many different rides but I still bust this out frequently.
The ping is really clear. It differs greatly from one part of the cymbal to another. The shoulder is much darker and condensed, where the edge is brighter and more open. The bell is loud and smooth. I really enjoy rolling on it with the stick tips as it produces great individual stroke clarity. It is a reasonably heavy cymbal, so I rarely crash it as it is very overpowering. It is on the dry side when compared to other 2002's. This ride also has great stick response and rebound on all parts of the cymbal.
I usually don't consider ride to be a very breakable cymbal, but this is more durable than the rest for sure. It provides a vintage rock sound reminiscent of Bonham, Copeland, or Giles. If this is the sound desired, look no further. I have been playing a lot of dum n bass style music lately, and have been using the 2002 ride quite a bit. With the addition of some felt muffling, this sounds great in recordings mimicking electronic drum characteristics.
For these reasons, I really love this cymbal and would suggest it to anyone. It isn't cheap, but is still a lot cheaper than Paiste Signatures. Check it out and you will not be disappointed. I will always keep this one handy.
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TheUltimateRhum1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Trs good Ride! it is the only cymbal I've ever Russi Apter I for 8 years! good sound fairly wide, bell crystalline relatively small, the tendency is to ride a bell on dimentionn, which is frankly not bad! My teacher has bought the drumkit even after, another friend was convinced and bought it with a bigger bell 2002 power bell ride 20 ... I think it should be borne in mind this ride is powerful enough so booked it at the right rock or even more!
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Still too expensive compared to prices in United States ... a scandal in any case the quality and c is the not the kind of cymbal cracks at the bell (the one they never break if held until now!)
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