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Paiste is a Swiss-based Estonian musical instrument manufacturing company who have been operating and making cymbals 1906. It is the world’s third largest manufacturer of cymbals, gongs, and metal percussion and can boast John Bonham amongst their endorsers. Paiste are are responsible for several cymbal-making innovations including the use of B8 bronze as a cymbal alloy, the sound edge hi-hat and unlathed cymbals.

The 2002 range are built on the foundation of classic cymbals and have been expanded to suit the needs of modern popular music. The beginnings of the 2002 range and it’s predecessor ‘Giant Beat’ are intimately related to the early period of rock music. Around the mid 1960s, Paiste discovered and started experimenting with the CuSn8 (or B8) bronze alloy, an alloy which differed to the usual B20 bronze used to manufacture most cymbals – CuSn8 bronze consists of 92% copper and 8% tin, compared to 80% copper and 20% tin in B20 bronze.

Paiste launched the the 2002 Black label ‘Big Beat’ in 2006, which borrows design principles from the Formula 602 Modern Essentials to create a modernised yet retrospective 2002 sound. The Big Beat builds on the brilliance, clarity, precision and strength of the 2002 heritage and adds particular warmth, depth and complexity while maintaining excellent manageability and well controllable decay to address the sophisticated requirements of today’s drummers. The multifunctional approach to the Big Beat models is very much in keeping with the stripped down, back to the roots approach that Rock music seems to seek time and again.