April 11, 2013

NEW: Paiste Formula 602 Classic & Modern Essentials

The Paiste Formula 602 Classic Sounds and Modern Essentials Cymbal lines are now available, and we’ve got to tell you – these Cymbals sound incredible! The Formula 602 Classic Cymbals are famous for their pristine clarity made with Paiste’s legendary 602 Bronze. The Modern Essentials Series takes that crystal clear sound and adds warmth and fullness.

The original Formula 602 line has a precise and controlled feel brought to life by its uniquely delicate, silvery sound. With the help of Vinnie Colaiuta, Paiste added a darkness and complexity to the tonal mix of the Modern Essentials.

Check out the video below to hear the original Formula 602 Cymbals for yourself:

Part of the original Formula 602 line, this Flatride is a Paiste innovation first introduced in the 1960s. It was designed in conjunction with Joe Morello, famous timekeeper for the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Paiste Formula 602 20inch Flatride

Vinnie describes these Modern Essentials 14″ Hi-Hats as “a little more chocolaty than the original 602s”. Sounds delicious!

Paiste Formula 602 Modern Essentials 14inch Hi-Hats

Learn all about the Modern Essentials below, played and described by Vinnie Colaiuta himself:

Wow. So that’s what happens when you apply Swiss craftsmenship to the art of cymbal making!

For full descriptions and pictures of our favorites in the Series, head over to our Formula 602 and Modern Essentials product listings. We’re expanding our Paiste offerings every day, so check back for more!