- Aug 27, 2017
- Reaction score
- New England - USA
I think you're right on track. At least they brought back the 14" and 15" Heavy hats that many drummers loved, though I prefer the 13". But I'm hoping that somehow all these models sell well. Then maybe they will also start making those others you mentioned. Very doubtful though. Maybe eventually....I hate to be the guy to complain, but those are WAY too many cymbals for a line that's already WAY too expensive. Glaringly absent are 1) 13" heavy hats Reissuing those cymbals could single handedly make 13" hats a thing again 2) 21" heavy-one of the greatest rock and general purpose rides ever made 3) 22 Paper Thin w/ rivets for the jazzers. 4) 22" or 18" flat ride. That's it! That's all they should have done, but they've done none of those. And after the initial purchase blitz for the guys who want/need these new additions, they'll sit and collect dust on music store cymbal trees everywhere.
Like you said, I would have thought that Paiste would have put out an 18" 602 flat again, since Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, made it the most famous flatride ever. Sabian ended up purposely making one that sounds just like it. It's pretty sad that another competitor cymbal company had to make a cymbal that you made famous. I don't get it.
Edit: Oh! I forgot to say, didn't Paiste reissue the 15" 602 Sound Edge not too long ago and discontinued them because they just weren't selling? I'm sure many drummers would love to get their hands on them but they just can't afford it. Some people need to eat.