Paiste 2002 18" Novo China Cymbal
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Paiste 2002 18" Novo China Cymbal

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The Paiste 2002 18” Novo China is super bright with a trashy, full, exotic sound. It has a fast response for an explosive attacking sound ..

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The Paiste 2002 18” Novo China is super bright with a trashy, full, exotic sound. It has a fast response for an explosive attacking sound and a long sustain for a lively tone. Featuring a loud, clear, well-defined bell.

Unique, Versatile China

The Paiste 2002 18” Novo China offers trashy tone and bright sparkle for an overall full, exotic sound.

This extremely versatile China can be used in a variety of musical applications to add some impact to your playing.

It has a medium weight giving it a fast feel and an explosive response. With a pingy, clear stick sound and a lively, long sustain this China has a complex sound. Perfect for adding some cutting accents to your music.

From powerful stick strikes to swelling cymbal rolls, this 2002 China offers a superb overall tone. From the instant, explosive crash to the shimmering trashy decay, this is a China with a unique sound.

The integrated bell provides a loud, piercing, clarity of tone to ensure you cut through the mix when penetrating musical punctuation is needed.

The choice of many professional drummers including Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson), Danny Carey (Tool), Dave Lombardo (Slayer) and Josh Devine (One Direction), the Paiste Novo China is versatile enough to fit into lots of musical settings.

A great versatile choice for drummers of lots of different styles, the Paiste 2002 Novo China is a superb choice if you want a uniquely bright, trashy sound to add explosive punctuation to your playing.

The Paiste 2002 Novo China is also available in a 20” option.

2002 Series Cymbals

The Paiste 2002 Series is legendary. Originally introduced in 1971, these cymbals have defined the sound of generations of drummers from the early days of rock to the present day. The current 2002 range is built on the foundation of the original classic cymbals and has been expanded to include more modern sounds in keeping with today’s progressive popular music.

Utilising a CuSn8 base bronze, now known as the “2002 Bronze”, this cymbal range offers a brilliant, strong sound with a great blend of clarity and warmth. Extremely musical, the 2002 cymbals have a very precise sound with lots of energy and a powerfully reliable projection.

Super versatile, Paiste 2002 cymbals are ideal for both live performance and studio recording. Suited to a wide range of music genres the 2002 range is suited to classic rock, blues, punk, hard rock, heavy metal, country, ska, funk, RnB, soul, gospel, pop, and many more.

Consisting of a variety of cymbals from crashes and rides to hats, splashes and bells, the 2002 Series is built on tradition with a modern feel to ensure it continues to be the first choice of many drummers for years to come.

Paiste 2002 18” Novo China Cymbal Key Features:

  • Size: 18”
  • Weight: Medium
  • Volume: Medium to Very Loud
  • Stick Sound: Fairly Pingy
  • Intensity: Lively
  • Sustain: Long
  • Bell Character: Clear, Integrated
  • Very Bright, Slightly Trashy, Full, Exotic


Packed Weight (kg)3.1000
Cymbal Series2002
Cymbal Typechina

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