Paiste Rude Splash Cymbal. The Paiste Rude splash cymbal is quite thick, giving the effect of a "Mini-Crash". Full, high, short, pronounced sound. Very good for loud situations and interesting for percussionists.
Volume: medium to loud
Stick Sound: fairly washy
Sustain: medium short
Bell Character: integrated
Sound Character: Bright, full, high pitched, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Strong feel, explosive, strong splash with quick response. A pair of these would make an excellent mini hi-hat.
Background: Created as a response to the extreme developments of Heavy Metal and Punk which required extreme cutting power and volume > RUDE was re-launched as 3000 RUDE, then 2002 RUDE and returns to its classic RUDE name in 1999
Innovation: First cymbal series without lathing featuring uniform thickness and sound engineering to compete with extreme mid-range frequencies and volume levels
Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze"
Production: Manual Craftsmanship > Hand Hammering
Applications: Medium loud to very loud > Live and Recording > Punk, Heavy Metal, Modern Metal derivatives, and contemporary styles rooted in or similar to those styles
Users: Working Musicians, Enthusiasts > All players who need raw energy and extreme cutting power without sacrificing musical cymbal sound
Sound: Raw, lively, bright, energetic, with heavy mid-range harmonics and powerful, cutting characteristics
Looks: Funky, raw surface texture with deep brown to beige and greenish hues featuring prominent hammering patterns > Prominent, classic RUDE white silk screening
Recognition: Attracted a wide following and gained popularity beyond their typical musical application > RUDE retains a faithful following and has become a classic cymbal sound.