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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

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    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Dry, slightly dark, raw, melodic. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Heavy yet controllable feel. A clear, glassy ping over a dry and slightly dark, harmonic layer of wash. Very distinctive, tight and deep bell. Well suited for all types of musical styles that require clear stick work and a strong bell. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "The Police" drummer Stewart Copeland.

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    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Fairly dark, full, controlled, glassy, shimmering. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Very comfortable feel with a clear, full ping over a large, deep harmonic wash. This ride cymbal is extremely well suited for intricate stick work that calls for a strong bell in all types of Rock based music. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "Iron Maiden" drummer Nicko McBrain.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, rich and warm. Wide range, clean mix. Giving feel. Defined ping with slightly silvery wash. All-purpose ride cymbal for various applications.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, clean, energetic, strong. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Heavy response, controllable feel. Big, clean, glassy ping over a dry, dark and bell-like wash. The classic power ride sound for mainly Rock and Metal applications.

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    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, warm, deep, somewhat dry, powerful. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy response, very balanced feel. Clear, cutting stick sound over big, full wash. Extremely loud, cutting ride with an enormous, big, loud and deep sounding bell. This special ride cymbal was created by Paiste's Sound Development team in collaboration with John Dolmayan, one of today's most influential Rock drummers.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full-bodied with warm undertones. Wide range, clean mix. Even, balanced feel. Clear ping over an even, warm wash. Pronounced bell. Multi-purpose ride for a wide range of musical styles. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 12"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, crisp. Narrow range, clean mix. Light feel. Crisp, bell-like stick sound. Dry, full, warm, distinct bell. Snappy edge accents. Unique, minimalistic ride for articulate playing.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, full and warm. Medium range, clean mix. Balanced feel. Clear ping with clean, shimmering wash. A versatile ride cymbal for a wide musical range.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, distinct. Medium wide range, clean mix. Even, well controllable feel. Defined, slightly silvery ping over a clean wash. Clear, strong bell sound. Very versatile ride for multiple applications.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, full, warm. Medium wide range, clean mix. Even feel. Balanced, defined ping over a clean wash. Versatile ride for a wide range of musical styles and applications.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Warm, full, clear. Medium range, somewhat clean mix. Soft, balanced feel. Sizzling ping over a full wash. Controllable ride for multi-purpose application.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly dark, full, focused. Narrow range, clean mix. Soft, balanced feel. Sizzly ping over sweet, mellow, warm wash. Controllable ride for multi-purpose application.

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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.

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    Sizes: 20", 21"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dry, rich, silky, strong. Medium range, fairly complex mix. Very controllable and fairly dry feel. Silvery ping over rather short sustained and dusty wash. Ideally suited for articulated and precise playing in most musical styles such as R&B, Funk, Pop and Country.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Fairly bright, metallic, raw, full, energetic, cutting. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Heavy feel, strong, loud ping over controlled, raw, full wash, piercing, loud bell. For extreme ride playing.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full-bodied with warm undertones. Wide range, clean mix. Even, balanced feel. Clear ping over an even, warm wash. Pronounced bell. Multi-purpose ride for a wide range of musical styles. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, strong and full. Medium range, clean mix. Defined, clear, fairly glassy ping with a controllable wash. Cutting, massive bell sound. Perfectly suited for powerful playing at higher volume levels.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly bright, gentle, airy, sparkling. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Quite soft feel. Warm, articulate, unintrusive bell sound. Full, strong crash sound. Agile, dynamic ride for acoustic music or applications in moderate situations. Also well suited for crash/ride patterns in rather loud styles.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, powerful, clear, sharp. Narrow range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Piercing clear ping over a controlled wash. Very strong, cutting bell sound. Assertive ride for loud situations.

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    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Full, rich, powerful, energetic. Fairly wide range, fairly clean mix. Very controllable and responsive feel. A clean, glassy stick over a big, deep layered wash with a touch of darkness. This is a big cymbal for big beats. Developed in co-operation with session great John "JR" Robinson.

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    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Full, silky, powerful, deep. Fairly wide range, fairly complex mix. Responsive, soft feel with powerful attributes. Somewhat papery stick sound with a glassy undertone over fairly dark and cloudy wash. Very versatile ride cymbal with good crash-ability for classic rock music applications. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "Van Halen" drummer Alex Van Halen.

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    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Vivid, massive, deep. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Very strong, bright ping over a big, deep wash. Piercing, energetic bell. Loud ride with cutting power for high volume settings.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full-bodied with warm undertones. Wide range, clean mix. Even, balanced feel. Clear ping over an even, warm wash. Pronounced bell. Multi-purpose ride for a wide range of musical styles. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, powerful, energetic, brilliant. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, pronounced ping over clear controlled wash. Cutting bell sound. Energetic ride cymbal with great assertiveness in loud music.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, steely, energetic. Fairly narrow range, slightly complex mix. Heavy feel. Glassy, strong ping that's drier, more raw, wooden in the un-lathed zone, and livelier, crisper, richer in the lathed zone. Fairly raw, earthy, complex wash that's very tight and controlled. Loud, piercing bell. Cutting, variable ride cymbal with distinct playing zones for articulate playing in louder settings. "This is the one. Covers the most demanding players." - Carl Palmer

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Warm, mellow, crystal-like. Medium range, fairly clean mix. Very balanced and controlled feel. A pearly, woody stick sound paired with a silvery wash. A very sensitive cymbal perfectly suited for soft playing at lower volume level and studio application.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

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    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, metallic, full, powerful, deep, piercing. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Heavy feel. Strong, clear ping over a deep, full, raw wash. Cutting, powerful bell. Strong, heavy cymbal for articulate, dynamic ride playing in loud music. Developed in co-operation with the speed metal pioneer Dave Lombardo.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Brilliant, sharp, powerful. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, pronounced ping over a controlled, warm wash. Massive bell. Powerful, cutting ride for loud playing. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, metallic, full. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, pronounced ping over controlled, dark, deep, and complex wash. Strong, musical, well separated bell. Very strong, cutting ride for articulate playing at elevated volume levels. "Beautiful and harmonic." - Danny Carey

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.

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    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Very bright, glassy, slightly dry, cutting, metallic. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Somewhat heavy, but controllable feel. Clear, glassy ping over bell-like wash. Extremely cutting, loud bell with dark undertone. Extraordinary ride, suited particularly for defined playing on the bell in various musical styles. Developed in co-operation with Brazilian's Top Heavy Metal drummer Aquiles Priester.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Brilliant, sharp, powerful. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, pronounced ping over a controlled, warm wash. Massive bell. Powerful, cutting ride for loud playing. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, crisp, warm, rich, open. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive feel, quick attack. A nice and crispy stick sound supported by a strong, open and dark shimmering wash. Perfect control. Well suited for all styles of music that require great dynamics and full-bodied ride sound.

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    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, energetic, sizzling, exotic. Wide range, complex mix. Giving, responsive feel. Strong, earthy ping with silvery highs over an energetic, exotic wash. Swelling to explosive, trash infused crash sound. Large cymbal with immense sound capacity and an extensive range of dynamics, being fully controllable at various volume levels. "This 24" Swish Ride is the perfect complementary ride to my setup. I use it directly to the right of my 24" Deep Ride. It has all the characteristics for today's music." - John "JR" Robinson

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Brilliant, sharp, powerful. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, pronounced ping over a controlled, warm wash. Massive bell. Powerful, cutting ride for loud playing. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly bright, rich, open, warm. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Even, controllable feel with quick response. Crisp, clear stick sound over a rich, warm wash. All-purpose ride cymbal suitable for a broad range of musical styles. Developed in co-operation with session great Ndugu Chancler.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Brilliant, sharp, powerful. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, pronounced ping over a controlled, warm wash. Massive bell. Powerful, cutting ride for loud playing. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Soft, warm, sweet, airy. Medium range, fairly complex mix. Fine, buttery feel. Silky, silvery ping over warm, mellow wash. Musical, gracious bell. Easily transcends Jazz and finds broad musical application wherever refined articulation and cultured style are required.

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    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Vivid, massive, deep. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Very strong, bright ping over a big, deep wash. Piercing, energetic bell. Loud ride with cutting power for high volume settings. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Vivid, massive, deep. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Very strong, bright ping over a big, deep wash. Piercing, energetic bell. Loud ride with cutting power for high volume settings. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Vivid, massive, deep. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Very strong, bright ping over a big, deep wash. Piercing, energetic bell. Loud ride with cutting power for high volume settings. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full-bodied with warm undertones. Wide range, clean mix. Even, balanced feel. Clear ping over an even, warm wash. Pronounced bell. Multi-purpose ride for a wide range of musical styles. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Vivid, massive, deep. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Very strong, bright ping over a big, deep wash. Piercing, energetic bell. Loud ride with cutting power for high volume settings. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.

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