Brands, tops , Bottoms, sizes?
So what do you think about Paistes?Only once, and a long time ago.
I bought some 15" hats from Bob Yeager at Pro Drum, maybe 1970?, and he insisted that a Zildjian top sounded best with a Paiste 602 bottom. They did sound great, although I later suspected that Bob was just trying to offload some orphan cymbals. It was my first Paiste, and it cracked within a year. Remember, it was the bottom hat, and I wasn't a hard player at age 15. I also treated my gear carefully, and the hats were never dropped or otherwise abused. I think my next Paiste came in 1984, and it cracked after playing two songs. I learned my lesson, and while I eventually acquired several dozen Paistes, I never played them.