Forged from the legendary «602 Bronze» (CuSn20), offering a complete new wide and dynamic sound dimension, developed in close collaboration with Vinnie Colaiuta, handcrafted from start to finish by highly skilled Swiss craftsmen, conceived and executed according to Vinnie’s uncompromising sound concepts for a wide all-round application. Formula 602 Modern Essentials cymbals combine the essence of the Formula 602 Classic Sounds models – transparency and stick definition – with the richness, warmth, darkness and a bit of complexity of the Signature Traditionals series besides providing slightly more pizzazz than its Classic Sounds siblings.
Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
- Full, warm, brilliant, shimmering, deep.
- Fairly wide range, complex mix.
- Quick response, fairly soft feel.
- Rich, strong crash sound with open low end and shimmering highs.
- Very versatile, responsive crash cymbal suitable for numerous musical styles.
"The Modern Essentials crashes was the way they have a slightly foreshortened decay. It's not that they lack in attack, but although they are a medium thick weight, they speak quickly and then get out of the way a bit sooner than you expect. They punctuate but don't overstay their welcome. This leads to the thought that they are not quite as powerful as, say, Paiste's CuSn8 2002s. On reflection though, we'd say the 2002s are more shrill, more pushy (they have always been associated with loud amplified music) where the Modern Essentials are glassier and glossier, you could say more silver-tongued. Our guess is that for an ultra-precise drummer like Colaiuta, who as one of today's leading session players covers umpteen musical styles, the controllable, fresh nature of the Essentials is just the ticket. He has said himself that, "Paiste's vision and my vision were completely in alignment." These crashes have a lush and warm tone, responding evenly from soft to medium loud. Despite its large diameter the 22" reacts nimbly, and has a superbly rich, bountiful force. With its smaller bell it deserves its crash description, although you can profitably ride it too." - Geoff Nicholls
Paiste has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
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