20" Paiste Sound Formula Silk Crash Ride 2166 grams, from 1995
Serial number: # 551874 from 1995
Excellent condition, no issues
With a flattened top bell, the Silk Crash Ride’s sound is very controllable, with a “rustling of silk” effect.
When crashed with the stick’s shoulder, a snapping crash fades quickly, giving way to ride patterns.
Introduced in 1990, Sound Formula cymbals were the second line to be made from Paiste’s patented, proprietary Sound Alloy, or Signature Bronze Alloy.
They were eventually discontinued as Paiste focused more attention on their Signature line.
Paiste describes the character of the Sound Formula line as “controllable, modern, elegant; low middle, and high frequencies are evenly represented and very much in tune with each other, producing melodic and very musical sounds; every model is well defined and crisp, yet full and powerful when required.