Paiste Rude Power Ride 20in Cymbal. The definitive Power Ride has more "metal" in the ping and less wash than the Ride/Crash. An absolutely piercing bell, this cymbal will cut through anything.
Weight: extra heavy
Volume: loud to very loud
Stick Sound: pingy
Bell Character: separated
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.
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