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nickrobotron's Paiste setups. (Do you play Paiste?)

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When I unveil my kit to the world, I'm also gonna introduce a patent specific to cymbal preservation

Uncle Paul got your back bro, no more breaking bronze
 

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Going from memory, my Paistes (and a few I've sold)...

2002s
8" 2002 splash
14" 2002 SE hats (sold)
15" 2002 SE hats
15" 2002 Heavy hats
15" 2002 crash
16" 2002 crash
16" 2002 Medium crash
17" 2002 crash
18" 2002 crash
18" 2002 Medium crash
18" 2002 ride
19" 2002 crash
20" 2002 crash
20" 2002 ride
22" 2002 ride
24" 2002 ride

Giant Beats
15" Giant Beat hats
18" Giant Beat multi
20" Giant Beat multi
24" Giant Beat

602s
15" 602 medium/602 heavy hats
15" 602 Modern Essentials hats (sold)
18" 602 Thin crash
19" 602 Thin crash
19" 602 Modern Essentials crash
20" 602 Thin crash
22" 602 Medium ride

Masters
15" Masters Dark hats
18" Masters Dark crash
19" Masters Dark crash
20" Masters Dark crash

Signature
10" Signature splash
15" Dark Energy hats
19" Signature Full crash
22" Dark Energy Mark I ride

Misc
14" Alpha Power hi-hats
15" 900 Heavy hat bottom
20" Dimensions Thin china
 
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Here are mine -

Traditionals
14" Med Light Hi Hats
18" Thin Crash
20" Light Ride
22" Med. Light Ride

Masters
15 Dark Hats
17" Dark Crash
19" Dark Crash
20" Dark Crash
20" Dark Crash Ride
22" Dark Ride
22" Swish

602/SC
15" 602 ME Hi Hats
18" 602 ME Crash
19" 602 Thin Crash
20" 602 Thin Flat Ride
22" 602 ME Ride
22" SCDR

Other
21" Dark Energy Mark I Ride
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Stack
18" PST X Swiss Thin Crash
 

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Mine:

8” Signature splash
12” Combo Crisp hats
14” Modern Essentials hats
14” pstx stack(bottom cymbal used a lot as a crash)
16” pstx Cajon crash
16” signature full crash
18” signature fast crash
18” pstx Swiss thin crash
20” Masters prototype crash
20” modern essentials ride
20” 404 ride
22” blue bell ride
22” masters swish w/rivets
 

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Mix of Signature, 2002, Dimensions, Twenty, Sound Formula, Noise Works, Sound Creation.
Have pics somewhere.
Ol' blue jackets fan is the Paiste guru. I think hes owned one of every model at some point.
 

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20" Traditionals Medium Ride
18" Traditionals Extra Thin
14" Traditionals Medium Light Hi Hats

Although I've got others, these are the ones I most often choose.

This is still true, although I now have a 21" New Signature Light Dark Ride which is an alternative to the Medium Ride. I am more stable in my cymbal choices than I am in my activity on DFO. I think I've left and come back a dozen times since 2018.
 

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I’ve returned to the Paiste reservation after a long spell in the B20 wilderness.
About a year in, I bought a professional level drum kit as I was gigging and my first kit wasn’t up to the task. It took me another six months to finally break down and buy some nice cymbals (a friend of my brother lent me his Ludwig Paiste Standards, an 18 crash and twenty ride, which I wish that I still had). As a fan of John Bonham, I went for some Black Label 2002’s, 15” SE hats, 15/16/18 crashes and a Zildjian 24” brilliant heavy ride that I found at Percussion Center in Ft. Wayne which I fell in love with. Eventually, that was replaced with a 2002 22” Power Ride. Unfortunately, I played with all the subtlety of a gorilla and used Regal tip Quantum sticks, which made 2B’s look like pencils. I trashed the Black Labels, replaced them with Red Labels, then proceeded to trash them. I was at that point playing in an original music only band, making little or no money with the band and living on an extremely tight budget with my day job. Economics dictated a change, and while Paiste was my preference, Sabian AA’s were considerably less expensive. Eventually, I was playing Sabian AA’s and Zildjian A’s, mostly used.
I’m still a fan of Paiste and some of the videos from Drum Center of Portsmouth have been intriguing. They did one last year, going through all of the Paiste lines starting with the PTS5’s and up. The two lines that really caught my attention were the Giant Beats and Big Beats. The 2002’s are a little too bright to my damaged ears, both of these lines were a little darker. The Giant Beats especially sounded nice to me, I guess “lush” would be the proper adjective.
We went to Boston to celebrate our 33rd anniversary, with a side trip to Portsmouth. I was able to A-B the Giant Beats and the Big Beats, and my original assessment proved to be the case for me. The Big Beats were very nice, but to me the Giant Beats sounded more refined, and I especially felt that they did the “multi” part more convincingly, especially as crashes. DCP has a boxed set unique to them, with 15 hats, 18/20/24 Multi’s and an additional 18 thin, which may just be my favorite out of all the crashes that I’ve owned over 42 years. I’m considering getting a 20” thin eventually as well. I still like my Sabian AA’s and Zildjian A’s, but they can’t hold a candle to the Giant Beats. I took them to a jam, and the other guys were really impressed with how good they sounded. The general consensus was that they were easier on the ears while still projecting well enough to be heard (and that was using the 20 for my ride—-very tight space). It feels great to be playing Paiste again!
 

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My current inventory:

2002s
15" 2002 SE hats
17" 2002 thin crash
19" 2002 thin crash
22" 2002 ride

Giant Beats
15" Giant Beat hats
18" Giant Beat multi
18" Giant Beat thin
20" Giant Beat multi
24" Giant Beat

602s
10" 602 ME splash
15" 602 ME hats
17" 602 Thin crash
18" 602 Thin crash
20" 602 Thin crash
20" 602 Medium ride
22" 602 Medium ride

Masters
16" Masters Dark crash
18" Masters Dark crash

Signature
15" Signature Mellow crash
16" Signature Full crash
17" Signature Traditional crash
18" Signature Full crash

Full disclosure - I copied and tweaked Amy's list to save some time typing. :cool:
 

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The older I get the less exotic my cymbals of choice. I have plenty of Sound Creations and the likes, what i actually use is rather bland:

Jazzier stuff
15" 602 SE (blue)
20" 602 Flatride Medium (blue)
23" 602 Medium ('74, the BOMB!!)
21" Masters Medium Ride (6 rivets)

Occasional swap-ins
14" 3000 Medium HH
22" 602 Medium Ride (blue)
22" Sig Thin China


Rockier
14" SC Dark Medium HH
20" 3000 Flatride
22" 2002 Ride (black)
20" Giant Beat (pre-serial, 6 rivets)


Paiste since the start, other sound decidedly meh to me. YMMV of course ,
 

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OK, here goes.
2002 4",6"& 8"(×2) accents canopied over
6",8"& 10" Sig splashes
canopied over 6",8" & 10" rotos
canopied over
2002 14" SE
⬅️ 18" 2002 medium
20" 3000 Rude ride/crash
18" 3000 reflector china type
-In front, movin➡️ &⤵️
19" 2002 power crash
10" round logo Sound Formula splash under the 19"
16" Signature Full crash
18" 2002 Black Gigabell ride over top 14" Paiste rack tom
20" Round logo Sound Formula full ride overlapping a majority of the Gigabell
18" 3000 china type &
18" 3000 Rude china type
above the rides
14" 3000 Rude SE aux hats
18" 3000 Rude crash/ride
15" Sig fast crash above the Rude
20" 3000 novo china w 6 non- repair rivets
17" 3000 thin crash.
Behind my throne- splash tree w 54 10" Paiste splashes (one from every series of distributed paiste lines) displaying the evolution of Paiste's cymbal making technology.
*missing 2 or 3


Would love to see a picture - particularly one of the splash tree! I'm assuming there's a 9" or 11" one there to represent the traditional line?
 

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My revised Paiste setup…

Classic Rock setup:
22" 2002 Ride
16” 2002 Crash
18" 2002 Crash
19" 2002 Thin Crash
15" 2002 SE Hats


Everything else:
21” Signature Dark Energy Mk II Ride
8” Signature Dark Energy Splash
10” Signature Dark Energy Splash
16” Signature Dark Energy Crash
17” Signature Dark Energy Crash
18” Signature Dark Energy Crash
19” Signature Dark Energy Crash

Add-ons:
10" Signature Splash
18” PST-X
 
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Since my first response under my old moniker (RickP) was 5 years old , I have pared down my Paiste cymbal collection even more . I have settled on the following cymbals that can truly cover all the gigs I would conceivably play .

The Setup was moderately inspired by Steve Jordan so here it is :

22” Traditional Light Ride
20” Masters Dark Crash Ride
15” 602 ME hats
17” Traditional Thin Crash

Some extras that can be fit in on occasion:
18” PST-X thin
18” Traditional Light flat ride

Now I am done too
 

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Since my first response under my old moniker (RickP) was 5 years old , I have pared down my Paiste cymbal collection even more . I have settled on the following cymbals that can truly cover all the gigs I would conceivably play .

The Setup was moderately inspired by Steve Jordan so here it is :

22” Traditional Light Ride
20” Masters Dark Crash Ride
15” 602 ME hats
17” Traditional Thin Crash

Some extras that can be fit in on occasion:
18” PST-X thin
18” Traditional Light flat ride

Now I am done too
Hey I saw that you were a big fan of the 17” dimensions medium thin crash when I was researching that cymbal. A guy in my area had one and I passed it up and I’ve been regretting it ever since. I guess if it was that great you’d still have it.
 

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These seem to stay on the stands most of the time in my tracking room:

15" Dark Energy Hats (sometimes use a pre serial 602 15" SE on the bottom)
18" Dark Energy Crash
22" 602 Transitional Dark Ride (1976)
19" or 20" Crash (either Ufip Natural or IAK) I own a fair number of Paiste rides and hats but almost no crashes (although many of my Ufip crashes play nicely with my Paistes)
 

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I own a bunch of Paistes and they all get occasional use, but the following set ends up on the stands very regularly.

14” T20 proto hats
19” DE Crash w/rivets
21” Masters Medium Ride
18” DE Crash (a bunch of metal removed for major crack repair, trashy and wonderful)
 

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This thread got bumped and many things have come and gone. I still have all of these! Except the 18” crash is now a 19” Signature prototype!
 

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I have mentioned this before, I added a 15” SE Rude bottom to my 15” GiantBeat top and found a GB sound with a little more “teeth”.
 

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Would love to see a picture - particularly one of the splash tree! I'm assuming there's a 9" or 11" one there to represent the traditional line?
I had 9" Dimensions thin splash and I had a 9" trad, but in order to acquire cymbals on my priority list, I had to push them off because they fetch quite a few bucks, especially in museum quality condition.
I didn't bother to get a 200, 400,404, or brass tones either. They didn't have the 10" size. I will get them and have an add on portion to the splash tree (splash curtain at this point)
 

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Left to Right
19" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
18" Signature Heavy China
14" 900 Black China
13" Signature Dark Crisp Hats
10" Sound Formula Splash
21" Signature Dry Heavy Ride
17" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
5" & 7.5" Visions Cup Chimes
18" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
10" 2002 Wild Splash
12" Signature Heavy Hats
22" 2002 Novo China
6.5" & 8" Visions Cup Chimes
8" Sound Formula Splash
13" Signature Mega Cup Chime
16" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
10" 2002 Rock Splash
12" Signature Flanger Bell
20" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
 

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Did you just get that visions cup chime from Jody within the past couple months? I was wanting to set it inverted on the same stem as my gigabill 18. But, it wasn't on the priority list for building the drum set and splash tree. A month ago, I would have been begging you for the rock splash but, Amsterdam and Japan netted me two of the four splashes that I need. I do need a *colorsound 5 10-in splash (black or red preferably)
*2002 10-in power splash. ( if you can in any way assist with those two, that'd be awesome)
Have you played the non-reflector versions of those crashes, that reflector coding shorten the sustain, raise the pitch? Those are some big, intense crashes you've got.
I've got some reflector splashes and chinas. 18"3000 china has always been my main, so I look forward to bringin the reflector aspect
 


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