Thanks for selling them to me Zeb, I'm really digging them!Zeb said:I sold my 15" 2002 SE hats - not because they're not good - they are! They were just a wee bit too loud for me.
Glad you're digging them Mendozart! Like I said... I really liked them too (had them for a few decades!) but the stuff I'm playing these days is much more quiet than what I was playing 20 years ago.Mendozart said:Thanks for selling them to me Zeb, I'm really digging them!I sold my 15" 2002 SE hats - not because they're not good - they are! They were just a wee bit too loud for me.
In the last six months, I started to try out some 15's. I started out with a set of SE 505's which were cool. Then I matched up a pair of Paiste preserial 602's which sounded really nice, but were low on the volume. The 2oo2 SE hats I got from Zeb are exactly what I was looking for.
I still dig on my early 80's 14" New Beats though.
From what you were looking for, I think you made a really good choice.andya said:So I spent the better part of 2 hours at Forks trying pretty much every set of 15s they had in stock. Honestly I loved most of them, but I had to try to remember what I was really looking for, which was something darker, bigger and "washer" than what I had. I settled on a pair of 15" Istanbul Agop Om hats. They have a nice dark, slightly trashy sound... but not too trashy. I love them....then I made the mistake of putting up a set of 16" zildjan K lights..... wow, those things sounded GREAT ! I could only get one set so I went with the Istanbuls, but I will be adding those 16s to my arsenal before long for sure.
I just purchased two 2002 cymbals from Casico thru ebay also. I spoke with them before the purchase and what they told me were the cymbals were never touched by a stick. The were brought in for a Paiste clinic and set up on stands. Afterwards they were allowed to sell them as used and saved me a boatload of cashblkcortex79 said:Picked up a pair of 15" Sabian Groove hats last year.....Love them, gigged them quite a bit and they performed well in my loud 90's grunge/tribute band.
Just got an awesome deal at Cascio thru ebay on a pair of 15" 2oo2 SE hats...and I'm loving them! Had a pair in the early 80's that I can't speak about their demise!!
The 2oo2's are brighter than the Groove hats......Love 'em both......