From Paiste,

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
We are proud to present the FORMULA 602 - 2020 Relaunch Models❗
The 2020 relaunch enhances the assortment with heavier weight classic models for louder situations and additional sizes to existing models.
▪ Medium 16" / 17" / 18" / 19" / 20"
▪ Heavy 18" / 19" / 20"
▪ Heavy Hi-Hat 14" / 15"
▪ Heavy Bell 13"
▪ Sound Edge Hi-Hat 15"
▪ Thin Crash 17" / 19"
▪ Paperthin 20"
More information:
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RickP

Gold Member
I have been patiently waiting for Paiste to reissue
Of size 602 thin crashes and 602 Heavy hi hats . Looks like my patience has been rewarded , now if they would only reissue the marvellous 22” 602 Dark rides
 

Ruok

Silver Member
..........now if they would only reissue the marvellous 22” 602 Dark rides
And..... 13" hi-hats in Medium, Heavy and Sound Edge. Very unlikely since most everyone is into large hats these days. But Zildjian put out 12" New Beats not too long ago. One thing for sure, the smaller hats cost less! If one can't afford the 14s or 15s, you might be able to purchase a 13" set. Evidently, me and only 3 other people on the planet want the 13" 602 hats, and unfortunately Paiste knows it. 😢
 

Ruok

Silver Member
Love the purity of these cymbals. Why they didn't bring back the 18" Flat still baffles me. That's ok for me, since I got one (actually 2) already. :)

 

Soulfinger

Senior Member
And..... 13" hi-hats in Medium, Heavy and Sound Edge. Very unlikely since most everyone is into large hats these days. But Zildjian put out 12" New Beats not too long ago. One thing for sure, the smaller hats cost less! If one can't afford the 14s or 15s, you might be able to purchase a 13" set. Evidently, me and only 3 other people on the planet want the 13" 602 hats, and unfortunately Paiste knows it. 😢
That actually was my first thought - no 13" hats? Sure wouldn´t mind a 13" Heavy.
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
Probably pretty nice. But also probably priced very high.

I prefer 'bang for the buck', rather than 'at any cost'. ;)
 

Jeremy Bender

Platinum Member
Probably pretty nice. But also probably priced very high.

I prefer 'bang for the buck', rather than 'at any cost'. ;)
I agree, they do have a tendency to be expensive! I've had some good luck with gently used models and like new old stock.
I just had to wait it out over the years for the ones I truly wanted at the price I could offer to pay.
 
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Trip McNealy

Gold Member
I've reduced my personal collection of Paistes to just Signature, Modern Essentials, and one Twenty series pair of hats but the 15" 602 Heavy hats and 15" 602 SE hats are calling my name LOL.
 

gdmoore28

Gold Member
Newb question here but I hear a lot of talk about these cymbals, what's special about them?
I'm not a Paiste player, but I suspect that the 602s have wide appeal because they are made from B20 bronze rather than B8, which allows them to sing with more warmth yet retain the crystal highs that Paistes are famous for. They are expensive because of Swiss labor rates .

GeeDeeEmm
 

Ruok

Silver Member
As you might tell from my Avatar, I love 602s. They are similar to A. Zildjians (and AA Sabians) except that the 602s generally have a cleaner overall sound. They are known for not having a lot of overtones. This gives them a very pure sound and will sound great in many studio situations and in quiet gigs where you don't won't weird frequencies possibly getting in the way of the sound of other instruments or vocals. Heavier and larger models still sound clean but can still bring some volume if needed. Unfortunately, in the past the 602s were unfairly known for breaking because some heavy players were trying to get more volume out of them than they are capable of producing. Heavy hitters should use other cymbals if they want lots of volume or complexity, IMO.
 
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