Paiste, Alex Van Halen combine for "Big Ride"
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-02-15)
Drummers don't come much bigger than Alex Van Halen, and the West Coast basher has teamed with Paiste to deliver the 24-inch "Big Ride."
The 2002 Big Ride is based on the design parameters and character of the Giant Beat series. The finish is vintage 2002 style. The cymbal features a full, silky, powerful, deep sound character, and a sweet, glassy ping over a big, dark and misty wash, making it a versatile Ride cymbal with great crash-ability, a perfect addition to Alex Van Halen's very own signature sound.
As a tribute to Alex's collaborative effort in the creation of this unique cymbal, the label "Reverend Al's Big Ride" and a modified rendition of the principal "exterminator" artwork for Van Halen's 1984 tour have been placed on the cymbal.
The Big Ride retails $612 and has street price of $379.
From a Paiste press release.