A legendary line of cymbals returns with this outstanding set of Paiste Formula 602 Sound Edge Hi-Hats! This is high quality and high class.
Many drummers who have been around awhile and younger drummers who have an interest in the history and art of cymbals are very excited about the return of the Paiste Formula 602 Cymbals! Keep reading to learn more about the 602s but let’s spotlight the Formula 602 14” Sound Edge Hi-Hats!
The Paiste Formula 602 Sound Edge Hi-Hats sound rich, silvery, bright and somewhat mellow over a wide tonal range. Medium weight both top and bottom, these hi-hats have a quick and responsive feel with a soft and warm touch. Very controllable. Full, round and energetic open sound. The bottom cymbal of the 14" Sound Edge Hi-Hat features subtle ripples for rapid evacuation of the air, resulting in a precise closed hat sound.
Ideal for playing at low to moderate volume levels and a wide range of studio applications but superb also for small venues, club dates, jazz dates and wherever sensitive, precise playing can be heard and appreciated.
A little history:
Back in 1959 Paiste launched a series that was destined to become one of the world's most revered in the history of cymbal making – Formula 602. Its fine, pure and always controlled musical tone was adopted by well-known drummers and percussionists including none other than Joe Morello, Art Blakey, Paul Motian, Ndugu Chancler, Jon Hiseman, Charlie Watts and a host more. Formula 602s were especially coveted as the ultimate cymbal in jazz, the burgeoning beat and rock music of the times, avant-garde and acoustic genres of music for more than three decades.
Demand began falling away with the advent of increasing volume through amplification and electronic music, and production of the Formula 602 series ceased in the 1990s. The warmth of the traditional CuSn20 bronze and the superior sound quality are back in demand, however – hence the reintroduction of the most popular of the Formula 602 range of models.
Now’s the time to catch up with history. The Paiste Formula 602 Sound Edge Hi-Hat Cymbals are available again now, for your playing pleasure and for the listening pleasure of the rest of us.
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Things You Will Get:
- Pair - Formula 602 Quick Beat Hi-Hat Cymbals