I want to buy myself a nice Paiste crash/ride for my birthday…

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Of those, or generally?

Of those, GB.

Those are all more “crashy” than “ridey”, IMO. I’d opt for (if 19” is a must) a 19” Dark Energy. It’s drier than any of those and therefore makes a better light ride.

More generally ...

If a 20” is on the table, Masters Dark Crash-Ride.
 

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Of those, or generally?

Of those, GB.

Those are all more “crashy” than “ridey”, IMO. I’d opt for (if 19” is a must) a 19” Dark Energy. It’s drier than any of those and therefore makes a better light ride.

More generally ...

If a 20” is on the table, Masters Dark Crash-Ride.
I’m kinda more looking for a crash. I’ve never owned a big thin beautiful sounding crash. If I do get something, I want it to go well with two Paiste Modern Essentials cymbals I have (14” hihats and 20” ride).
 
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Paiste Sig Fulls are amazing. That’s what I would do if I were doing a full on Paiste setup.
I have a 18” signature fast crash that I’ve used a lot and a 16” full crash that I’ve been using recently with the ME’s and sounds great. I love hearing John JR Robinson play those 19” and 20” full crashes in the Memphis drum shop vids on YouTube. They sound great but he’s a big strong guy, they may be too much cymbal for me. I’m probably set when it comes to cymbals, too, now that I think about it. Unless a cymbal comes along that really blows my mind.
 

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The big sized Sig Fulls are easy to play, IMO. I had a 20” at one point, but ended up staying with my Zildjians (already had most of my collection in Zildjians). But anyways, personally I loved the Sig Fulls.
 

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If you're looking for a true crash/ride go with a 19" 602 MEDIUM.

However if you want a crash my favorites would be a regular 19" 2oo2 or 19" signature Reflector heavy full. The dark energy and modern essentials are also fantastic choices. Masters too if you want a darker smokey sound.
 

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If you're looking for a true crash/ride go with a 19" 602 MEDIUM.

However if you want a crash my favorites would be a regular 19" 2oo2 or 19" signature Reflector heavy full. The dark energy and modern essentials are also fantastic choices. Masters too if you want a darker smokey sound.
Yeah I like the formula 602’s but they’re too pricey. Especially the paperthin 20. I just bought a masters prototype from Memphis drum shop. Nice cymbal and over $200 less.
 

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22” Paiste 2002 “Crash”.

Beautiful cymbal, extremely versatile.
 

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I have 2002s, GBs, 602s, and a PST 7 Heavy Crash. If you're after a bright, loud, classic / hard rock sound, 2002s are tough to beat, with the PST 7 a nice, much less expensive option that will get you a lot of the way there. The GBs are a little less bright and in your face, but are more shimmery / magical, and would be happier crossing over to other musical styles. It just depends on what you're after.
 

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I have 2002s, GBs, 602s, and a PST 7 Heavy Crash. If you're after a bright, loud, classic / hard rock sound, 2002s are tough to beat, with the PST 7 a nice, much less expensive option that will get you a lot of the way there. The GBs are a little less bright and in your face, but are more shimmery / magical, and would be happier crossing over to other musical styles. It just depends on what you're after.
Yeah I love that bright beautiful shimmery sound of that 2002 and it looks like you can ride on it but I’m also looking for a very sensitive responsive cymbal too. I’m not a rocker.
 

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In that case I'd lean Giant Beat. They open up easier than the 2002s and tend more towards the shimmery side. The 2002s are more glassy.
 

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In that case I'd lean Giant Beat. They open up easier than the 2002s and tend more towards the shimmery side. The 2002s are more glassy.
I just bought this one. The drummer demonstrating the cymbal doesn’t hit all parts of the cymbal so you can’t really hear all aspects of the cymbal but I think it might be pretty good. It was cheaper and lighter than all the other cymbals we’re talking about.
 

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Not a Paiste , but you may like the Zildjian 22" K light ride. I have both a 22" and 24", love them. Very open and full truly sensitive and expressive cymbals.
Yeah a lot pros play those and from video clips I’ve watched they sound good. I had a pair of 15” k light hihats once and put them up against my Paiste hihats and liked the Paistes better so I sold the zildjians.
 

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Yeah I like the formula 602’s but they’re too pricey. Especially the paperthin 20. I just bought a masters prototype from Memphis drum shop. Nice cymbal and over $200 less.
If you want to go Paiste, then the Prototypes are a great deal. They mimic the uber expensive Paiste lines really well for a fraction of the price. I haven't come across a bad one yet.
 

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If you want to go Paiste, then the Prototypes are a great deal. They mimic the uber expensive Paiste lines really well for a fraction of the price. I haven't come across a bad one yet.
Yeah I’ve been trying to make a decision all week and you were in the back of my mind telling me what a great bargain the prototypes were. I can’t wait to get my new cymbal!
 


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