Paiste gets in a RUDE mood

Music not pretty? You'll need these
Music not pretty? You'll need these

If your music is rude, then you need some proper cymbals. Paiste comes to the party with RUDE versions of some of its most popular models, and the results are not exactly what we'd call polite.

The RUDE 14" Wild Hats are hi-hats that are designed to deliver wild, metallic, roaring open sounds, along with tight, barking chick sounds -- just what the doctor ordered for today's most aggressive music styles.

The RUDE Novo China cymbals in 18" and 20" sizes feature a unique china shape that makes both the bell and downward-turned china edge accessible at once. With its bright, silky, metallic and powerful overall character, and a strong, sizzling and deep layered china sound, this model offers a unique combination of china and crash application that's well suited for strong and exotic musical accents in any style of louder popular music.

And as a response to the general trend for cymbals in larger sizes, Paiste re-launches the RUDE China in 20" size. With its dark, full, raw and energetic overall character, and heavy, explosive attack sound, this extremely loud and nasty cymbal is said to be one of the most radical chinas available.

The RUDE series was developed in the late '70s, when rock and metal were already well established and the new punk genre made its debut. RUDE cymbals, with their un-lathed surface, uniform thickness, and aggressive frequency mix perfectly mirrored the unconventional trends of the time. As today's popular music firmly roots itself in the history of rock, metal and punk and continues to expand these genres, RUDE cymbals are crafted to offer drummers all of the sound possibilities they could desire.

Prices are still pending. For further information, visit the official Paiste website.

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