That is a seriously nice set up that you have there! I would also not overlook the 22" DE Mk1 ride. I have one which I use with 14" DE hats and 18" twenty crash and 20" twenty custom full crash and it works really well - even for rock and blues. It is crashable and it wash-rides beautifully if you are into that kind of thing. It is certainly not a one trick pony and is way more versatile than what it is given credit for. And under lights it looks really cool tooI'm putting together a set of mixed Paistes and have a hole in the ride position.
Here's what will fill the rest of the puzzle...
15 DE hats
18 Full crash
20 Twenty Light ride (as crash)
20 Trad Med Light Swish
A good point @shiek_yerbouti made was to be cognizant of the relationship b/w the ride choice and DE hats.
I have a couple models in mind but would love to hear any opinions before sharing what I've been looking at.
I appreciate the input in advance. Thanks!
Mongrel, Thanks for asking. I LOVE the 602 and you're right, it does have the ping you're talking about - just enough and not too much. It's so responsive - all of the Paistes I've gotten have that quality. I'm super happy with it right now. Very clean, classy sound with a beautiful resonance to my ears. Honestly, it sounds even better than I'd hoped or expected; "just like a great cymbal should," if that makes sense.Enjoyng watching your journey Moonman.
Interested in hearing your take on that 602 Classic ride.
I have been listening to Paiste sound samples and I keep coming back to that one and the 2002 rides.
They have that Paiste "ping" that seems to be missing in a lot of the other Paistes to me.
It must be me and my unsophisticated ears....maybe the tinnitus?As an owner of almost every line, I suggest the Dark Energy MKII 22" as well as many others here have.
I noted an increased "shimmer" in the redesigned Zildjian As, and an Istanbul Mehmet Nostalgia 50s ride. I remember thinking "Paiste" when I first heard them. So there is a bit of cross breeding going on.To my ear, the Dark Energy line is the perfect medium! It combines the Paiste shimmer (though not as pronounced as 2002, 602 and G with some Turkish trashiness from the Traditionals and Masters! Perhaps not for everyone, but works for me!
The Dark Energy and Signature Series sound as Paiste as you can get in my opinion. The only one that borders is a B20 cymbal itself, the Twenty Series.It must be me and my unsophisticated ears....maybe the tinnitus?
But doesn't that MkII Dark Energy sound closer to a Turkish cymbal than a Paiste? Don't get me wrong it is a great sounding cymbal.
That is what I found with many of their ride cymbals as I went up the Paiste line listening to sound files. They started to lose that 2002 "sparkle" and that certain high pitched ring that I was hearing. I hear it in the 602 Classic, but not really in the 602 MEs (which sound closer to A Customs to me lol), etc.
The higher up the Paiste line I went...the less "Paiste" they sounded to me.
But to me "Paiste sound" was always the GB/2002/602 lines so that is the perspective I am coming from.
GREAT sounding cymbals no matter what though.
I suppose you’re right in a way, an A Custom with an older Sound Creation."Sound *closer* to....not "like".
It's just an opinion man, with a playful shot at Vinnie for an attempt at some humor....I didn't run over your puppy...