Mixing Hi Hats: Paiste 602 and?

pdxambassador

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I have a single vintage Paiste Formula 602 bottom cymbal (~900g), and wanted to find an appropriate mate for the top cymbal, and I’m open to different brands.

If I can’t find an appropriate weight 602, would you recommend sticking to a similar Paiste (like maybe 2002 or formula 20?), or another dark and musical cymbal like a Zildjian K Dark? Anyone played around with dual brand combos like this?
 

Drumolator

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No, but I use two Sabians from different lines, HHX and XS20. Peace and goodwill.
 

jda

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I have a near-excellent- mint no nick pre serial no ink shiny clean 850g 602. 14.



wish I had a Box

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Twist my arm (get me off my arse) pdx if interested PM/ joe
 

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jda

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I do have two other (for a total of 3) 14" 602 preserial.

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972g Sound Edge (pre serial ) 602 14" with Three edge (.75- 1.25") nick turned crack (marked)

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899g with two edge nick (marked) area turned crack (0.25-0.5") 14" sound awesome. any combo of the three sound awesome excellent.
I would consider all 3 at once a 3-fer sale
thank you
that's 850/899/972 the latter two having edge nicks that have turned inward baby crack. still sound awesome still strong Ripe. fruit. : ) not fallen off tree just yet. another 15 years use easy/ Joe
pm if interested
 

Ruok

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I have mixed mostly 2002s and 602s with great results. I haven't done it in a while, but I used to use a 13" 602 Heavy Top over a 13" 2002 Medium Bottom. I know that's kind of strange, but I liked it. I have tried many other combos just trying things out at home that were fine, but I rarely ever played out with those combos. One of my favorite drummers, Bill Maxwell, used to use a 2002 top over a 602 bottom in the late 70s and early 80s. I never did know the exact model of each. In one of the old Paiste Profiles books, it showed some drummers using a 602 Heavy Top over a 2002 sound edge bottom. I'm sure there are other mixtures that would sound great too.
 

pdxambassador

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I do have two other (for a total of 3) 14" 602 preserial.

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972g Sound Edge (pre serial ) 602 14" with Three edge (.75- 1.25") nick turned crack (marked)

and

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899g with two edge nick (marked) area turned crack (0.25-0.5") 14" sound awesome. any combo of the three sound awesome excellent.
I would consider all 3 at once a 3-fer sale
thank you
that's 850/899/972 the latter two having edge nicks that have turned inward baby crack. still sound awesome still strong Ripe. fruit. : ) not fallen off tree just yet. another 15 years use easy/ Joe
pm if interested
You’re awesome and I really appreciate the kind gesture! I was gunning for a cymbal that would give me that golden 200g top/bottom differential… and somehow I have just found it! A 700g pre serial to go with my 900g pre serial 602. Now if and when I crack my 900g one you know I’m gonna come crawling back to you… 😂 ❤️ 😉
 
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mikyok

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I have an odd pair of 15s. 602 se bottom and a Zildjian A Rock top. They used to belong to Mick Tucker from the Sweet.

A heavy top and light bottom works really well.
 

type85

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I mixed an old 602 and a REALLY old 602 for a nice 14" setup:

 
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