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Paiste 602 Heavy Hats = New Beats?

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Never played these in person, but just scooped a 15” pair online for a price too hard to pass up. Gram weights seem pretty similar to New Beats. I know Porcaro played 14” 602 heavy hats for a bit. What am I in for?
 

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The 602 weight spread ratio (top to bottom) is not quite the same as New Beats, in my experience. The 602 bottoms need to be heavier. I wanted a Paiste version of NBs, so I went with a 602 medium top over heavy bottom, and that combo is much closer.
 

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I always wanted a pair of 602 ….13” extra heavy..like Copeland used..but NEVER saw a pair offered!
Back in the 80's, I bought a pair of 14" 602 extra heavy HH's but I never really warmed up to them after a very short trial and they've been in the storage closet ever since.
 

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nice as their own pair, or 602's make nice tops over a heavier bottom. fun to mix and match.
 

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Back in the 80's, I bought a pair of 14" 602 extra heavy HH's but I never really warmed up to them after a very short trial and they've been in the storage closet ever since.

You ever consider selling them ? I may be interested
 

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Anything Formula 602 stamped HEAVY in any way, is fantastic! Rides and Hi-Hats, second to none.
Purity of alloy and Swiss craftsmanship result in cymbals with clean overtones and clear pitches, especially in heavier weights. Same weight class by any other manufacturer and you typically get clang city, the famous manhole-cover sound :)
Just my 2ct and YMMV of course. Nevertheless, please let me know if you intend to let them go
 


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