Paiste Dark Energy Set

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  1. skelt101

    skelt101 Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of putting together a Dark Energy set. Already have an 18" crash, and 15" hats on the way. What would you all choose for a 22" ride, Mark I or Mark II? Also, what current production 20" would fit tonally between the 18" and 22" as a crash ride? Current suspects are the Signature Fast Crash and Fast Medium... Thanks in advance!
     
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    cornelius Very well Known Member

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    As far as MkI or II - that’s personal preference - I like the MkII because it’s a little more open. I’d rather have the volume potential and just dial it back on my playing for quieter music. But if you want more control the MKI is nice...

    Definitely either the Fast Crash or Fast Medium will fit well with your set up. I’ve had the crash and it’s one of my favorites, but I want to check out the new Fast Medium as I haven’t heard them yet...
     
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    mgdrummer DFO Veteran

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    Love my 22” MKII ride
     
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    Although I have a DE 21” I went with the MKII for same reason as above. I’m feel MKII is more versatile, both are great.
     
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    I have a 20" dark energy crash if you're interested. Very hard to find, but absolutely perfect sound.
     
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    skelt101 Well-Known Member

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    michiganice91,
    Would you mind sending me any particulars on the 20” DE Crash, e.g. condition, pictures, price?
     
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    gezz DFO Master

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    I have a mkll 21".. Every so often it comes out.. I tire of it as it's volume isn't suited to ever taking in band room.. But on my set on my own I love it.. The new 15" hats look interesting tho

    Gerry
     
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    My DE setup consists of a 22” MKII with 18” and 19” crashes and the 15” hats. Superb cymbals.
    Those 20” crashes don’t show up very often!
     
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