Paiste 16" 2002 Medium 2010s

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $110$155

The most recognizable of all Paiste cymbal lines, the 2002 series is known for its bright attack, clear projection and strong ties to rock. It is also Paiste's longest-running series, with some models in continuous production since 1971.

Typifying the classic Paiste crash sound, the 2002 Medium is warm and bright with a full wash, and functions equally well as an accent crash or crash ride.


Years of production: 1971-present

Composition: CuSn8, "2002" Bronze (92% copper, 8% tin, traces of silver)

Notable artists: Rod Morganstein, John Bonham, Clive Burr