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I am thinking of investing in a set of Paiste cymbal - hats, 2 crashes and a ride
Would the 2002 line make sense as a good place to start for an all around versatile line? The cover bands I am in focus mainly on classic rock
music from the 60's 70's 80's some 90's - some funky blues thrown in the mix at times -
 

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I am thinking of investing in a set of Paiste cymbal - hats, 2 crashes and a ride
Would the 2002 line make sense as a good place to start for an all around versatile line? The cover bands I am in focus mainly on classic rock
music from the 60's 70's 80's some 90's - some funky blues thrown in the mix at times -
In a word, yes. 2002's speak classic rock fluently, but they can also handle the dialects.
 

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I am thinking of investing in a set of Paiste cymbal - hats, 2 crashes and a ride
Would the 2002 line make sense as a good place to start for an all around versatile line? The cover bands I am in focus mainly on classic rock
music from the 60's 70's 80's some 90's - some funky blues thrown in the mix at times -

The 2002s are a great place to start. I've played various Paiste lines over the years, but always end up back to the 2002 series. Currently set up with my kit (24 kick 13/16/18) are-

15" Sound Edge Hi Hats
19" Crash
24" Ride
20" Medium
20" China

I also have the 17" Crash 18" Medium and 22" Ride.

All of the cymbals sound amazing, both individually and as a group. Although the 24" Ride is an absolute beast, I highly recommend the 22" Ride. It's just a great, all-around classic rock ride. The Sound Edge Hi Hats are legendary and the Crashes sound like they're on a Van Halen recording.
 
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For classic rock and blues, you can't go wrong with the 2002 line. The only problem would be deciding on which individual cymbals to go with. Paiste's consistency makes it easier to find what you like as the soundfiles are usually accurate and good representations of what you will get.

After going down the rabbit hole myself a few years ago, I settled on two "sets" to cover my needs.

Small set
14" medium hats
16" thin crash
17" thin crash
20" ride

Large set
15" medium hats
18" thin crash
19" thin crash
21" ride (discontinued)

I also put a set together for my cousin,
14" sound edge hats
18" crash
20" crash
22" ride

Good luck with your search!
 

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I am thinking of investing in a set of Paiste cymbal - hats, 2 crashes and a ride
Would the 2002 line make sense as a good place to start for an all around versatile line? The cover bands I am in focus mainly on classic rock
music from the 60's 70's 80's some 90's - some funky blues thrown in the mix at times -
Because they have so much high end, I'd recommend going a little larger on crash sizes: 18" and 19" or 19" and 20"
22" ride or 24" if you can afford it!
14" heavy hi hats if the sound edges sound a little "specialized" for you, 18" and or 20" china
I'd also recommend the same crash sizes in the Giant beat series, they're a little mellower and warmer, they could be better suited to cover a wider range of music.
I'd stick with the 2002 ride and hi hats, I think the Giant beat ride and hi hats are way too thin for my tastes.
If you want to save money, I'd go with the same sizes in the 900 series, much cheaper but still a good sounding B8 cymbal.
 

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The 2002s are great cymbals without question, but based on what you're describing I'd recommend the 2002 big beats over the originals. The big beats have that distinct Paiste sound, but they also capture a somewhat darker (for lack of a better word) vibe. I have the 19-20-21-22-24 big beats and they are just incredible cymbals. The 24 is the best ride I've ever played, great wash, very crashable, but still has an awesome bell.
 

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If you want to save money, I'd go with the same sizes in the 900 series, much cheaper but still a good sounding B8 cymbal.
What about PST7s? I will admit the sound file for the 900 22 sounds about like the perfect starting sound for me and I could get it in blue to match my gigging kit! I'm on the edge and need to quit reading posts on here or I'm going to take the leap!
 

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PST7 are a good start too IMO. They sound and look similar to the 2002s but sound less sophisticated. They are not bad at all, but in the end you get what you pay for.

Anyways be it PST7, 900, 2002, 2002 Big Beat, they are all great cymbals in their price range. In the end it depends on how much you want to spend, your personal preferences about sound and cymbal anatomy.

Can‘t go wrong with any of those. And they mix and match very well.
 

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I've been eyeing some of the 2002 box sets, I don't know how I feel about the 20" crashes though -
 

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I've been eyeing some of the 2002 box sets, I don't know how I feel about the 20" crashes though -
Get the 20. ;) I have a gazillion 2002s and the 20" is one of my favorites.

Here you go. It doesn't get much more classic rock than Bad Co. For this venue, here I'm using 15" SEs, 18" crash (might have been a medium, I don't remember), 20" crash, 24" ride...

 

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FACT IS--->if you go with 2oo2s you'll have the same HUGE regret i did.....i didnt i get them sooner!!!
what your playing 2oo2s will be a perfect compliment, and you wont regret the 20crash
all the 2oo2 hats are winners, i have a set of 14 mediums and they're great,
the heavies will cover all your bases in classic rock. i have 15 heavies :thumbup:
as far as rides the 22 will do it 4 ya...if you can find a black label 20 or 22they
are very versatile rides u wont regret .
 

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I've been eyeing some of the 2002 box sets, I don't know how I feel about the 20" crashes though -
Go for the 20” and you’ll get the perfect crash AND ride all in one cymbal. Another thing about 2002s is they have a higher pitch (due to their B8 alloy) than cymbals of the same diameter from other manufacturers, so when you get a 20” for example, it’s similar to a 18” from B20 but much fuller and smoother sounding. For 2002 crashes I wouldn’t consider anything below 17”, with the 18”-22” range being just the sweet spot.
 
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I’d definitely check out the Giant Beats, they are a great all round set. I got my first set in the early 70’s (!) and used them as my only cymbal set. I played in dance bands, rock bands , duos and trios... You name it. They were great and like a lot of other people moved over to 2002s.
Right now I’ve got a complete set of Giant Beats, a set of 2002 Big Beats /regular 2002 and a mixed bag of Masters and Signature models. My advice is try the GBs first and then the 2002s. A lot of people hear the 2002 range and go straight for them and I can understand why. They are classic sounding cymbals , its very hard not to like them. However the GBs kind of get overlooked, they’re a bit softer and a little bit smoother sounding. For me they are my overall favourite cymbals.
 

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Get the 20. ;) I have a gazillion 2002s and the 20" is one of my favorites.

Here you go. It doesn't get much more classic rock than Bad Co. For this venue, here I'm using 15" SEs, 18" crash (might have been a medium, I don't remember), 20" crash, 24" ride...

nice playing - you have a great feel
 

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I’d definitely check out the Giant Beats, they are a great all round set. I got my first set in the early 70’s (!) and used them as my only cymbal set. I played in dance bands, rock bands , duos and trios... You name it. They were great and like a lot of other people moved over to 2002s.
Right now I’ve got a complete set of Giant Beats, a set of 2002 Big Beats /regular 2002 and a mixed bag of Masters and Signature models. My advice is try the GBs first and then the 2002s. A lot of people hear the 2002 range and go straight for them and I can understand why. They are classic sounding cymbals , its very hard not to like them. However the GBs kind of get overlooked, they’re a bit softer and a little bit smoother sounding. For me they are my overall favourite cymbals.
I'm listening to as many videos as I can - I am not going to be able to try these out as none of the shops near me carry the stock
 

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Get the 20. ;) I have a gazillion 2002s and the 20" is one of my favorites.

Here you go. It doesn't get much more classic rock than Bad Co. For this venue, here I'm using 15" SEs, 18" crash (might have been a medium, I don't remember), 20" crash, 24" ride...

They just sound SO bright to me! I have to constantly remind myself it's not about what I hear two feet away. Running into that with my snare currently as I'm getting back into gigging different venues, outside, etc...
 

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If 2002's are too expensive. Get a set of vintage 3000's. They sound great too!

These (and the cheaper 2000's) became obsolete in favor of the 2002's.
This makes them cheaper, now ...but were originally more expensive than the 2002's.

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