2002 cymbals were originally introduced in 1971 to address the sound needs of the revolutionary and rapidly expanding genres in electrified rock music. The warm, bright and powerful musical energy of 2002 cymbals has since been fundamental to the sound of countless legendary rock drummers.
Part of the appeal of 2002 cymbals has always been their ability to cut through the music , enabling drummers to set musical accents even during heavily amplified situations. With the 2002 Extreme Crash, Paiste Sound Development s objective was to take that ability to even higher levels.
2002 18 , 19 & 20 Extreme Crash cymbals explode with a bright, cutting attack and resolve into a warm, immense crash sound that dominates even in the very loudest music. Particular attention was given to the durability of the cymbals through the application of specially developed design and construction principles.
2002 Extreme Crashes are thus ideal for heavy players that need reliable, robust power in extreme volume settings.
2002 Cymbals are entirely made by hand in Switzerland using traditional methods that have remained unchanged in over half a century.
Volume: loud to very loud
Stick Sound: fairly washy
Bell Character: integrated
Sound Character: Bright, warm, full, powerful. Medium wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Cutting, explosive attack. Strong, full, clear crash sound with even fade. An extremely powerful, sturdy cymbal for high volume playing.