Agreed. I love my 2002s but it’s hard to go wrong with good old Zildjian A’s. We’ve heard countless examples of both in the past 60 years of popular music.Hi Donald,
I'm an old school classic/hard rocker, and I love my Paiste 2oo2s!
For me, they fit that classic rock cymbal sound in my head to a T.
If I was playing Zildjian, I would also use the classic Zildjian A line to meet most of my cymbal needs.
Comparing the 2002s vs A’s is kind of like Fender Strats/Teles vs Gibson Les Pauls/SGs. Fenders tend to emphasize more of the upper mids with a more pronounced high end. Gibsons are better for that low midrange grunt.
I’d like to eventually grab a good set of A’s to go along with my 2002s. Covers a lot of sonic territory. Either one can work for most classic rock, hard rock, metal, punk, doom, etc.