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What is your favorite Paiste ride?

Philaiy9

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My only Paiste ride is a 24" Giant Beat (unless you consider the 20" and 18" rides also). With a little tape on the bottom I find it's good for both jazz and rock. Between the two ride cymbals I have, that's my favorite.
 

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Of these, my favorite is the 22" 2002 because it has the perfect balance of ping/wash and can do almost anything. However, I think the 22" Masters Crisp ride could give it a run for its money. Might be my next cymbal purchase.

I was very pleasantly surprised when I got my 22” 2002. I was expecting more ping/less wash. Really enjoy playing mine.

Still getting my chops going after a long break from drumming. It’s tough for me compare and contrast various types of rides. Been way out of the loop for drum gear over the past couple decades.

To use a guitar analogy for the 22” 2002…it’s kind of like a Les Paul Junior plugged into a Marshall. Hit it hard for overdrive and distorted sounds, back off the volume and it gets clean and sparkly.
 

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2002 22" ' Classic Ride "
602 pre serial 20" Med
20" Dry Dark Heavy sig.
20" Dimensions Dry Ride - unlathed , scorched finish - discontinued
20" Giant Beat multi . A true crash ride if there ever was one .
20" Dimensions med.

I can't remember any Paiste that I disliked . Sadly, the only one I managed to hang to is the pre serial 602 and I'm glad that I did .
 

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My favorite Paiste ride, oddly enough, is my cheapest. A 20" 404 with 1/rivet. For louder stuff I either use a 20" black label 2002 or a 2002 Prototype, both also containing a single rivet.
 

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22" SC Dark Ride, 20" SC Flat Ride. They work well in electric and acoustic music.
 

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For now, 23" 602 Medium. Or 22" 602 Medium Ride, 22" SCDR, 22" 2002 Ride, 20" 3000 Flatride, 18" 3000 Ride, 22" Sig Dry Ride and so on :)
 

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At this time my favourite Paiste ride is the 22” Traditional Light ride . The versatility of this ride astounds me . I love crashable rides and I have really become enamoured with 22” rides the past year or two and I can use my 22” Traditonal Light ride for anything I can conceivably be asked to play these days .
 
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24 inch Giant Beat. Good all around ride in spite of all of the real estate. Nice wash, pronounced bell that isn’t overbearing and good stick definition on the bow.
I had a 22” 2002 Power Ride that was NOT very versatile, but one trick pony or not, that thing cut like crazy in a high volume situation. The bell was not unlike an anvil! I used it at church one time years ago and the piano player leaned over and said, “Stop hitting that thing!”
 

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I have a 602 medium that I find on my cymbal stand the most. I am a newish drummer but I find I want to play my Paiste cymbals the most. They just have a sound I really like.
 

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20" 2oo2 BL 70 ride extremely versatile & crashable, red label 20s are no comparison,
I also have a 22" 2oo2 l ride and love it, ian paice used it when they recorded live on the Made in Japan album
the 20" 2oo2 power ride was mentioned earlier and is reallly nice,
i have a signature 20" dry crisp ride that's fantastic,
the 21-22" dark energy MKII rides are right up there too!
 
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Trying to find the sound I like the most. I have owned a few different Paiste rides over the years as I played off and on. Also some other brands. I realize no one else can decide for me as this is personal and subjective. Nonetheless, what is your personal favorite ride by Paiste and why do you like it?
I'm currently using a Signature Dark Energy I 22". It was perfect until I changed bands and it's a bit dark and too much wash. Starting a search again. The Stewart Copland Blue Bell 22" looks promising...
 

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Great topic- I have a tie for first place. Pre-serial 21” @2450g with a small notch cut out and a flattish bell. Masters 22” Dark Ride @2632g I think I got from Tom K years ago in the Cymbalholic days.
 

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My Paiste rides are:
18" 2002
20" 2002
22" 2002
24" 2002
24" Giant Beat
22" 602 Medium
22" Dark Energy Mk I

Of these, my favorite is the 22" 2002 because it has the perfect balance of ping/wash and can do almost anything. However, I think the 22" Masters Crisp ride could give it a run for its money. Might be my next cymbal purchase.

https://rumble.com/v1916dp-paiste-2002-ride-20.html thats the 22"
 


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