PAISTE PRESS RELEASE:
The renowned Swiss cymbal maker Paiste announces the 2010 Winter NAMM Show introduction of the 2002 24″ Big Ride.
This special Ride was created by Paiste’s Sound Development team in collaboration with Alex Van Halen, who has inspired drummers over the world for more than two decades with his unique and instantly recognizable powerful and dynamic drumming style in the cult Hard Rock band “Van Halen”.
The 2002 Big Ride is based on the design parameters and character of the Giant Beat series. The finish is vintage 2002 style. The cymbal features a full, silky, powerful, deep sound character, and a sweet, glassy ping over a big, dark and misty wash, making it a versatile Ride cymbal with great crash-ability, a perfect addition to Alex Van Halen’s very own big signature cymbal sound.
As a tribute to Alex’s collaborative effort in the creation of this unique cymbal, the label “Reverend Al’s Big Ride” and a modified rendition of the principal “exterminator” artwork for Van Halen’s 1984 tour have been placed on the cymbal.
2002 cymbals are entirely made by hand in Switzerland using traditional methods that have remained unchanged in over half a century.
2002 Big Ride
Weight: medium thin
Volume: soft to loud
Stick Sound: silky
Intensity: fairly lively
Bell Character: fairly integrated, smooth
Sound Character: Full, silky, powerful, deep. Fairly wide range, fairly complex mix. Responsive, soft feel with powerful attributes. Somewhat papery stick sound with a glassy undertone over fairly dark and cloudy wash. Very versatile ride cymbal with good crash-ability for classic rock music applications. Developed in co-operation with the legendary “Van Halen” drummer Alex Van Halen.
Order Paiste 2002 Alex Van Halen ‘Reverend Al’s Big Ride’ – 24″ Ride Cymbal from Van Halen Store.