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Paiste Rude 18" Thin Crash Cymbal

The most impolite cymbals in Rock 'n' Roll, Paiste's RUDE range is a cursing, collection of cacophony from top to bottom. Only fit for the most unoffendable drummers, RUDE cymbals have the most power, the most punch, and the most full-on lively sound. Perfect for metal, rock, punk and other "loud" genres.

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Here's what Paiste say about their Rude Cymbals

These definitely different cymbals were inspired by the revolution of punk and metal during the late 1970s. RUDE continues to be the leading choice of sound for raw, merciless and powerful musical energy in Rock, Metal, and Punk.

  • Since: 1980
  • Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze"
  • Applications: Medium loud to extremely loud  Live and recording  Punk, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Rock/Metal Crossover Styles & Derivatives, and contemporary styles rooted in/or similar to those styles
  • Sound: Raw, metallic, powerful, lively, sparkling, bright, icy and energetic with heavy mid-range harmonics and powerful, cutting characteristics


  • Sizes: 18"
  • Weight: thin
  • Volume: medium soft to loud
  • Stick Sound: washy, crisp
  • Intensity: lively
  • Sustain: fairly long
  • Bell Character: integrated
  • Sound Character: Full, dark, energetic with a brilliant broad sparkle underneath the overall cutting character. Very flexible with a wide range and a fairly complex mix. Responsive, explosive, shattering attack. Breathy layers of sound with that distinctive RUDE attitude.

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