It’s the cymbal line that will not die. For more than three decades Paiste’s RUDE cymbals have been a hit with drummers. The RUDE series was developed in the late 70’s, when rock and metal were already well established and the punk made its debut. RUDE cymbals, with their un-lathed surface, uniform thickness, and aggressive frequency mix perfectly mirrored the unconventional trends of the time. Recently, the line has been expanded with new models based on consumer requests for additional choices in the line.

Paiste Expands RUDE Line

With the RUDE Wild Hats in 14″ size, Paiste now offers a RUDE version of the recently introduced 2002 Wild Hats. Its wild, metallic, and harsh overall character, roaring open sound, fast attack with merciless shatter, and tight, barking chick sound makes it ideal for today’s aggressive music styles. The RUDE Novo China in 18″ and 20″ sizes (a Paiste innovation) features a unique china shape that makes both the bell and downward turned china edge accessible at once. It’s sound is bright and silky with a metallic character and a sizzling deeply layered china timbre that makes it a cross between a china and a crash. And,responding to the general trend for cymbals in larger sizes, Paiste finally re-launches the RUDE China in 20″ size. This is a dark, rwa, extremely loud and nasty China. RUDE cymbals are made by hand in Switzerland.

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