New Sabian and Paiste Prototypes at DCP

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I had a couple of Paiste Prototypes and they were great cymbals. It's a reasonably cheap way to get into a very expensive cymbal company.
 

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I had a couple of Paiste Prototypes and they were great cymbals. It's a reasonably cheap way to get into a very expensive cymbal company.
Are Paiste prototype cheaper? It think Zildjian prototype, soundlab modèle, are usually more expensive.
 

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Coming to my house LOL

Yep- called it a “white elephant” yet she’s coming home to me. Love the 80s logo!
Please - puhleeeeze - record that thing and post the clip here.
 

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Coming to my house LOL

Yep- called it a “white elephant” yet she’s coming home to me. Love the 80s logo!
Oh the temptation. You have no idea.

 

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Sabians = Damn expensive!o_O
I bet this batch--if not bought-- is marked down quite a bit in coming years. I bought a HH prototype ride last spring for less than $250 and a proto HH crash for $175ish (from a secondary outlet), and they appeared to be right off the showroom floor. I have no idea how it all works, however.
 

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I picked up some Paiste 2002 prototype 15" Sound Edge hats last year (from DCP) for $280. Brand new they're $436. They're a little darker than the standard 2002's which I A/B'd at my local shop. Most of the prototypes have videos attached but if not, give them a call they might be able to shoot a quick cell video or something. Memphis Drum Shop has some Paiste prototypes as well, all with videos.
 

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Picked up some T20 proto's a while back.
GC had a deal of first one half off second one free.

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I had a couple of Paiste Prototypes and they were great cymbals. It's a reasonably cheap way to get into a very expensive cymbal company.
I had a Sabian 20" "Flange Ride" I loved, back in the 80's. I cracked it, and years later bought a used one that I found in a music store used cymbal bin. Guess what happened? Cracked it. Then, I told that story to a drum counter guy at another store several years later, and he contacted the Sabian rep who promised they'd make a "new" one for me. Free of charge! This is long after Sabian discontinued that cymbal. (15 years at least) When I got that one it had the "Prototype" stamp on it. Unfortunately you know the ending of this story.... Cracked it : ( I've cracked 4 cymbals in 45 years and 3 were this model. But I loved it. It was a dual purpose cymbal with a great bell. Obviously I was crashing it a bit much. I'd pay for another one if I knew I could get 5 years out of it.
 


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