Paiste Alpha 20'' Full Ride Cymbal, Brilliant Finish

£167.00 RRP £227.99 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Paiste Alpha 20'' Full Ride Cymbal, Brilliant Finish


Alpha cymbals were first launched by Paiste in 1992. Today, the Alpha brand is synonymous with dependability, and the cymbals are well known for their first-class sound and fair prices. For 2010, Paiste has introduced the Alpha Series in a new Brilliant Finish, and once again advances these trusted qualities.

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The new brilliant look is accomplished by skilled craftsmen who hand polish the cymbals to a mirror perfect finish in the final production stage. Prior to that, top-notch hi-tech processes give Alpha cymbals their initial shape and strength. They are also further enhanced by traditional hand hammering.

ALPHA 20" Full Ride - Bell

ALPHA 20" Full Ride - Body

ALPHA 20" Full Ride - Edge

ALPHA 20" Full Ride - Pattern

Alpha cymbals have developed a strong following in recent years and are today endorsed by numerous working drummers all over the world, such as Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch, Jason Sutter with Chris Cornell, Dave Witte of Municipal Waste, Tommy Portimo of Sonata Arctica and Steven Spence of Black Tide.

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ALPHA 20" Full Ride


  • Weight: medium
  • Volume: medium to fairly loud
  • Stick Sound: pronounced, balanced
  • Intensity: fairly lively
  • Sustain: medium long
  • Bell Character: clean, full, relatively integrated
  • Sound Character: Full, round, bright, warm. Medium range, clean mix. Even, balanced feel. A perfect connection of a clear ping with a supporting shimmering wash. A well rounded ride cymbal for multi-purpose use in a wide range of musical applications.