Paiste 18" 2002 Flat Ride (1062318)SKU: 29356
Paiste 18" 2002 Flat Ride (1062318)
In the late 1960s, Paiste developed the idea of a cymbal without a bell. This resulted in the innovative Flat Ride Concept, for which international patents were awarded at the time. The revolutionary, very defined and controlled Flat Ride Sound has since become part of important recorded music in Jazz, notably so with prestigious band leaders who helped shape modern Jazz.
Due to the missing bell, Flat Rides are very easy to control. Since a Flat Ride hardly builds up, the airy, unobtrusive and cultivated ping remains well defined at all volumes, particularly with light play. This is especially advantageous in acoustic music or when accompanying soloists, since the cymbal never covers the rest of the band, even when played dynamically.
The 18" 2002 Flat Ride models mirror the legendary brilliance and warmth of the 2002 Series. The bright, pearly ping floats over a warm, controllable wash. This model is an ideal companion when subtlety and definition paired with radiant presence and a bit more strength are required.
2002 Cymbals are made in Switzerland from various bronze alloys using traditional craftsmanship that has remained unchanged in over half a century.