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Dominating Bell in Black

Paiste announces the worldwide introduction of the 18" 2002 Giga Bell Ride «Psychoctopus» .

Brazil’s Aquiles Priester is one of the most respected drummers throughout all of South America. His popular clinics motivate and inspire many young drummers around the world including his recent appearances at Modern Drummer Festival and Montreal Drum Fest.

The 2002 Giga Bell Ride was created by Paiste’s Sound Development Team in accordance with Aquiles’ sound and visual ideas. It enhances our line of artist inspiration cymbals and celebrates Aquiles’ loyalty and dedication to the Paiste sound for the over ten years.

Looking at the cymbal its hammered bell, which measures close to 8" in diameter, dominates the overall shape. Its black «ColorSound» coating and white 2002 silk-screen of Aquiles’ recognizable mask and «Psychoctopus» logo complete the cymbal’s exceptional visual appeal.

Utilizing 2002 bronze alloy, this heavy weighted cymbal is hammered similar to the style of the 2002 Heavy Ride. The Giga Bell Ride has a concise, dry and glassy clear ping sound and the large cup produces a quick, cutting, powerful, and dark bell-like sound when played with the shoulder of the stick.

Whether inspired by Aquiles’ drum solos or performances with his band Hangar, many other Prog-Metal drummers will benefit from this penetrating, well-defined, and unique sounding cymbal.

2002 cymbals are entirely made by hand in Switzerland using traditional methods that have remained unchanged in over half a century.