Paiste Rude Hi-hats 14in
Raw, dry & funky 14" trashy open.
Weight: medium top / heavy bottom
Volume: loud to very loud
Stick Sound: pronounced
Chick Sound: tight, full
Sound Character: Medium bright, raw, full, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Heavy, full feel. Raw, full, loud open sound. Tight, full, cutting chick sound. Versatile, all-round hi-hat for loud playing.
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.