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Seriously this 20" ride is THE best cymbal I ever owned.. the more I play it the more I love it... clarity and musicality with such sweet tone..
 

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I just picked up an 18" 602 thin crash and planned on getting the 20 medium ride but for some reason didn't buy it. I think I'll have to give it another listen. The 18 is wonderful.

Nice setup there geez, the orange works!
 

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The only reason I don't play my 20" pre-serial 602 all the time is...my 24" pre-serial 602. ;)
 

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My band was asked to play a fundraiser two weeks ago for a local musician who passed on way too soon. There was a back line kit provided and the ride was a pre serial 20" 602. Sounded amazing!
 

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I've got the 20" and 24" reissue 602 medium rides. Thinking about dumping both and getting a 22" Hmmm...
 
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The 602 Medium ride is THE best crashable true ride cymbal I have ever played. I am a huge fan of the 602 series . I sold a swapped a lot of cymbals to replace the set I foolishly sold to finance a kit purchase. I am glad I could rectify my error. This ride is very versatile, it has a pleasing ping and shimmer and the bell is really nice. Prior to owning this ride, I would never consider taking out just a ride and a crash to a gig. I do it all the time now.
 

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doesn't the cympad go under the cymbals?
 

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I have a 21" blue label Heavy, a pre-serial 18" china, and an 18" ME crash. All gorgeous cymbals.

That Heavy is an incredibly versatile ride. Beautiful musical and smooth. Not a 'pingy' cymbal, but bright, and the stick does have nice definition. Crashable. Wonderful bell.
 

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mgdrummer said:
I've got the 20" and 24" reissue 602 medium rides. Thinking about dumping both and getting a 22" Hmmm...
I'd like to try a 22" 602 ride also. I've got a preserial 20" 602 that I like as a crash. Had a 20" reissue medium Ride and 24" reissue 602 ride. The 24" was almost 4000 grams. Not very crashable and almost too clean of a sound. The 20" didn't do much for me as a ride either. Had a 22" 602 crash which I did like but just a little light as a ride for me. I suppose I prefer the B8 Paiste rides though I absolutely love the 602 crashes.
 

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Oh man, Paiste 602's...

I've got two 1970's 602's: a 19" Medium Ride and a 20" Medium which is kind of a light crash/ride I guess?
If I can just track down an 18" flat ride and a 16" (or even 15") thin crash I'm done for cymbals. Well, that's what I tell myself haha! Finding either of them is not so easy in the UK!

I like your setup there Gezz btw...
 

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I had the reissue 20" medium ride but it felt too light for what I was doing so I sold it. I now have a 22" 602 ME and it's amazing... I'm pretty intrigued by the reissue 602 crashes in bigger sizes though. They don't seem to come up used at (relatively) decent prices that often.
 

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Love the 602 medium rides. Had a 24" which I flipped for quite a profit (it also didn't fit in with my other cymbals) and currently have a preserial 18" medium which works for pretty much everything. If I'm doing a small gig with a downsized kit it's the only cymbal I bring (plus hats).
 

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They need to release the 18" 602 MEDIUM. The 18" Thin Crash is too light for rock. 602 Medium Rides are the bomb.
 

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ekim said:
They need to release the 18" 602 MEDIUM. The 18" Thin Crash is too light for rock. 602 Medium Rides are the bomb.
Good to know ekim. That was my concern with the crashes. They sound great in the sound files but I'd need them to keep up with rock volume so I guess I'll cool my jets on those for now.
 

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I really think that the paiste 602 ride could be the one for me. My last purchase is an old zildjian rock ride. but the 602s sound sweet.
 

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gezz said:
I'm waiting on a custom order 21" black label 2oo2... It shouldn't be long now..

Gerry
I'm jealous. Looking forward to the review on that. :icon_smile:
 

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