Paiste Masters Series Dark Crash - 18"

18" Crash Cymbal with CuSn20 Bronze Alloy Formulation
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Paiste Masters Series Dark Crash - 18
Paiste Masters Series Dark Crash - 18
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Paiste Masters Series Dark Crash - 18"
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Dark, Smoky, and Feels Like Butter

With its dark, smoky, and harmonically complex sound, the Paiste Masters 18" Dark Crash is well-suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. You can expect a very rich, almost mystical, dark crash sound, with a very lively intensity that will let you create broad accents in moderately loud environments. With medium-long sustain and silky character, the Masters 18" Dark Crash has a velvety feel, despite its quick response. The Paiste Masters 18" Dark Crash will bring a unique texture to your drum sound. Got questions? Sweetwater Sales Engineers receive ongoing product training on nearly everything we sell. Give us a call, we'll be glad to help you out!

Paiste Masters 18" Dark Crash Cymbal at a Glance:
  • The Paiste Masters series
  • Paiste - a tradition of innovation
The Paiste Masters Series

Starting out as an assemblage of 12 ride cymbals, the Paiste Masters series eventually expanded to include crashes and hi-hats. Superior and unique sonic textures were achieved by utilizing CuSn20 bronze in the design of these hand-manufactured cymbals. The Masters series represents the culmination of Paiste's decades of experience with the design and building of cymbals.

Paiste - a tradition of innovation

Headquartered in Switzerland, Paiste meets the creative needs of drummers and percussionists with innovative cymbals, gongs, and bronze percussion instruments. Founded at the beginning of the 20th century, Paiste lays claim to a number of cymbal firsts, including the first use of 8% bronze, the wavy-edged hi-hat bottom cymbal, the bell-less flat ride, unlathed hammered cymbals, color-coated cymbals, China cymbals with a downturned edge, and the invention of their Signature Bronze Alloy. World-class drummers such as Bill Bruford, Stewart Copeland, and Vinnie Colaiuta have long relied on Paiste cymbals to forge their signature sounds - and you can, too!

Paiste Masters 18" Dark Crash Cymbal Features:
  • A traditional bronze crash with a dark, smoky flavor
  • Very lively intensity and medium-long sustain glue your kit together
  • Medium-thin weight strikes the perfect balance between brightness and durability
  • Silky and washy sound for delicate articulation without pinginess
  • Balanced blend of softness and responsiveness
Add some smoke and butter to your drum sound with the Paiste Masters 18" Dark Crash!

Tech Specs

Type Crash
Size 18"
Weight Medium/Thin
Finish Traditional
Sound Dark/Warm/Smoky
Volume Low/Medium Loud
Pitch Low/Medium
Sustain Medium/Long
Balance Blend
Bell Size Small
Manufacturer Part Number 5501418

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Worth The Investment

Cymbals are a matter of personal choice, but you can't go wrong with Paiste Signature or Masters cymbals. I've owned Zildjians as well as other major brands. Paiste have a very shimmering melodic sound to them especially their crash cymbals. The tonality is smooth with even decay on virtually all sizes as compared to some crashes that have a more glassy or trashy sound to them. Again, it's personal choice, but I don't think you'll ever regret buying a Paiste Signature or Masters.
Music background: drummer
See also: cymbal crash, Paiste, Paiste Crash Cymbals