Paiste 18" 2002 Aquiles Priester Psychoctopus Giga Bell Ride 2010s

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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.

Pushing the concept of the heavy metal ride to the limit, the Giga Bell Ride features arguably the biggest bell in the history of cymbal manufacturing, relative to its size. Brazilian metal powerhouse Aquiles Priester worked with Paiste to design this cymbal, which features his custom "Psychoctopus" graphic and a black colorsound finish.

Years of production: 2011-present

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

Notable artists: Aquiles Priester, Eloy Casagrande, David Silveria

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