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    Wonder if Paiste will do something for 2002's 50th aniversary

    Looks like the writing is on the wall concerning Paiste releasing some 2oo2's for the 50th. There are a bunch of 2oo2 protos that just posted on Memphis DS. The same thing happened when they released the new Sigs. Summer NAMM?
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    Best Paiste for hard rock?

    Currently recording a heavy, post-rock record for a friend and using the following with great results. I am not a basher though, if you play very heavy handed I would not recommend these, but the Signature Power, Rude, 2oo2 heavy/power/extreme. 14" 602 classic med hats 18" & 20" 602 Modern...
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    Size DOES matter!

    My Paiste Rude 10" Splash is definitely more bell-like and aggressive than the 10" Mehmet Traditional. Also, about a 80 gram difference in weight, and different alloy. Always been a splash guy and have owned a hundred at least. There are some that exist that have large (even raw) bell, yet...
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    Hats and ride for a banjo-rock, grass-rock band?

    The 15" 602ME Hats go great with the 22" dark Energy MKII. The slightly more mellow DE may work better in a setting such as yours.
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    Paiste expands Signature line for 2021!

    I have heard they have no blanks that big in the Sig Alloy, no confirmation on that. I would like to see a 24" Sig Full or Mellow Ride.
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    Paiste expands Signature line for 2021!

    The Power series are back, and more! https://www.paiste.com/en/products/series/signature
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    Paiste t20 Prototypes - still have yours?

    These are new prototypes of Signature cymbals. T20 are going to be very different.
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    Paiste t20 Prototypes - still have yours?

    Memphis Drum Shop is posting loads of Sig and Masters prototypes last few days. Looks like they are going to introduce some light hats, heavy/power crashes and rides into both lines possibly? I's excited at the prospect of light Sig hats, they sound sweet, like a dark crisp top over a medium...
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    Any modern cymbals appreciating in value?

    I would add anything that Paiste discontinues to a certain extent. Most of the older models are sought after by Paiste collectors even if they were not popular at the time of production.
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    What might replicate this?

    Kind of similar to this 22" Mehmet 70's Nostalgia ride also from Matthias. I have the 20" version at 1710 grams and it sounds very similar as well. Awesome cymbal.
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    In search of a new ride

    Wish I still had my 2oo2 Dry Ride. That was a very interesting cymbal.
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    In search of a new ride

    I suggest looking at the Dark Energy MKI & MKII Rides. The 22" MKII I have is similar to what you are describing.
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    Paiste 602 ME 20 vs 22 ride

    Nice.. I had a Signature 20" Dry Crisp Ride that weighed about 2200 g. It was a great cymbal in every way, wish I still had it. Sounded just like this.. They should still make this one!
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    hey, can anyone tell me what type of Meinl these are?

    Looks like the old "Raker" series. Kinda like a Paiste Rude in ways. I tried a 20" ride once and remember it being quite heavy, dry and pingy.
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    OT-ish: Worst song ever

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