Your Paiste Cymbal Rig

topper-hardy

Junior Member
Depending on band and location I use the following cymbal set-ups:

14“ Signature Dark Energy HH
16“ Fo. 602 Paper Thin
17“ Signature Fast Crash
20“ Dark Energy Ride MK I

14“ Signature Dark Energy HH
17“ Signature Fast Crash
18“ Masters Dark Crash
20“ Dark Energy Ride MK I

15“ 2002 Big Beat HH
17“ Dimensions Medium Thin Crash
19“ Signature Dark Energy Crash
22“ Signature Dark Energy Ride MK I

15“ 2002 Big Beat HH
18“ Signature Fast Crash
20“ Masters Dark Crash
22“ Signature Dark Energy Ride MK I
 

ChiTown

Junior Member
Here is my arsenal:
2002 15" SE Hats
2002 16" Crash
2002 17" Crash
2002 18" Crash
2002 19" Crash
2002 20" Ride
2002 22" Heavy Ride

2002 Big Beat 16" Hats
2002 Big Beat 18"
2002 Big Beat 19"
2002 Big Beat 21"

Paiste Twenty 16" Thin China
Sabian 17" Holy China

I've been acquiring Big Beats in the past year and liking them. I'm thinking of unloading the 22" heavy ride as I haven't been using it and am digging the 2002 20" and the 21" Big Beat as more of a washy crashable option.
I'm considering picking up a set of 15" Sig Dark Energy or 15" 602 Dark hats to complement what I have already.

Cheers
 

petrez

Senior Member
Paiste is my main brand, though I tend to stray to the Meinl family once in a while...

2002 15" SE Hats
2002 20" Novo China
2002 22" Rock Bell Ride

RUDE 18" Thin Crash
RUDE 18" Novo China

900 Series 14" SE Hats
900 Series 18" Crash
900 Series 19" Heavy Crash

Signatures 12" Flanger Bell
PSTX 18" Medium Swiss Crash

Would like to add a crash or two in either the 2002 or RUDE series, and maybe a few splashes. Though I have a few Meinl's as well, and are really lusting for a 18" Meinl Pure Alloy China.... Sorry for going off-topic here, but I just like Meinl as well, basically.
 

tbird8450

Member
Paistes are easily my favorite cymbals for rock. They make some nice versatile jazz rides, too.

Let's see...

16" PST7 Heavy

2002s:

14" SE Hi Hats (sold)
15" SE Hi Hats
16" Medium
18" Crash
18" Medium
20" Crash
20" Medium (sold)
22" Ride (sold)
24" Reverend Al Ride - (same thing as a 24" Giant Beat, but they dressed it up all shiny like a 2002, so I'll leave it here)

Giant Beats:

18" Multi
20" Multi

Formula 602 Reissues:

16" Medium
18" Heavy (sold)
20" Medium
20" Paperthin

Formula 602 Modern Essentials:

22" Ride
24" Ride

I have my eye on a 22" Masters Dark ride, but it sound an awful lot like my 22" K Custom Dark, so I'm waffling. I may grab it just to satisfy my curiosity and unload the "loser".
 

John Q. Drummer

Well-known member
To follow up to my original contribution to this thread…

I have since ordered the following to supplement my growing Paiste cymbal collection:

602 ME 15” Hats
602 ME 17” Crash
602 ME 18” Crash
602 ME 22” Ride

After all these new additions come in, I’m gonna pause (IN THEORY) with the Paiste purchases and really take the time to get to know my new cymbals. I really like the Dark Energy stuff and could use it for everything and be very pleased with the results, I do find myself missing a slightly brighter & cleaner sound from time to time. Plus it’s good to have options, right?

And now that I’m pretty much a Paiste convert at this point, I’m gonna have a boatload of Zildjians to sell. I’m keeping some of my favorites like my Constantinople rides and move the rest of them onto homes where they will be used.
 

brady

Platinum Member
Hey all! now this is my kinda party! Dig the avatar....

My only non-Paiste cymbals are the silent ones I sometimes use on my practice kit. Z-something or other...

When I want to make noise I'll choose from:

Hats:
14" preserial Formula 602
14" Signature Dark Crisp
14" Giant Beats
15" 2002 Medium

Crashes:
18" 2002 Crash
20" Formula 602 Thin Crash

Multis:
18" Giant Beat
19" Giant Beat
20" Giant Beat

Rides:
20" 2002 Ride (3 different ones)
20" preserial Formula 602 Medium Ride, w/ rivets
20" reissue Formula 602 Medium Ride
20" Formula 602 Flat Ride
20" Masters Bluebird Mellow Ride
24" Giant Beat
24" Formula 602 Medium Ride
 

Neal Pert

Well-known member
I should probably add that I've bought a 2002 Big Beat set-- 24", 20", 18", 15"hh. I love them but think I'm going to sell or trade them and get some 2002s-- I want more of a spread between my Masters cymbals and my "rock" cymbals.
 

Black Label

Senior Member
My Paistes:

8" 2002 Bell
10" 2000 splash
10" Dimensions Power splash
11" Dimensions Thin splash
12" Signature Splash
14" 2002 Heavy Hats
14" 2002 Sound Edge Hats
14" Signature Power Hats
14" Dark Energy Hats
14" 602 Sound Edge Hats
15" Rude Hats
15" Twenty Metal Hats
15" 2002 Medium Hats
15" 2002 Sound Edge Hats
15" Dimensions Power Hats
15" 2002 Crash
16" Twenty Crash
18" Twenty Crash
18" Giant Beat Multi
18" Signature Full Crash
18" Signature Power Crash
18" Stambul 65 Crash
18" 602 Medium
19" 2002 Crash
20" 2002 Crash
20" 2002 Medium
20" 2002 Ride
20" 2002 Deep Full Ride
20" Twenty Ride
20" 404 Ride
20" Signature Power Ride
20" Dixie Medium Thin
20" Giant Beat Multi
2 x 20" 602 Thin Crashes
22" 602 Dark Ride
22" 602 Medium
22" 2002 Ride
22" Dark Energy MK1 Ride
22" 2002 China
24" 2002 Medium
24" 602 Medium
 
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davor

Senior Member
My Paistes:

8" 2002 Bell
10" 2000 splash
10" Dimensions Power splash
11" Dimensions Thin splash
12" Signature Splash
14" 2002 Heavy Hats
14" 2002 Sound Edge Hats
14" Signature Power Hats
14" Dark Energy Hats
14" 602 Sound Edge Hats
15" Rude Hats
15" Twenty Metal Hats
15" 2002 Medium Hats
15" 2002 Sound Edge Hats
15" Dimensions Power Hats
16" Twenty Crash
18" Twenty Crash
18" Giant Beat Multi
18" Signature Full Crash
18" Signature Power Crash
18" Stambul 65 Crash
18" 602 Medium
19" 2002 Crash
20" 2002 Crash
20" 2002 Medium
20" 2002 Ride
20" 2002 Deep Full Ride
20" Twenty Ride
20" 404 Ride
20" Signature Power Ride
20" Dixie Medium Thin
20" Giant Beat Multi
2 x 20" 602 Thin Crashes
22" 602 Dark Ride
22" 602 Medium
22" 2002 Ride
22" Dark Energy MK1 Ride
22" 2002 China
24" 2002 Medium
24" 602 Medium
Holy sh*t 😳
 

RVN

Member
My Paiste cymbals:

10" 2002 Splash
14" 2002 Sound Edge HH
15" 2002 Heavy "Rock" HH
18" 2002 Crash
20" 2002 Ride

14" Rude Sound Edge HH
16" Rude Crash
19" Rude Thin Crash
20" Rude Thin Crash

18" Paiste 505 China

Other Rides
21" Zildjian Rock Ride
22" Zildjian Deep Ride

I'm considering getting more Paiste rides in the future.
 
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