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My first inspiration to play the drums came early in my life. At age four or five I got the Twisted Sisters single “We're not gonna take it” and those first beats just got me fascinated! I lifted the needle on the player and listened to the intro over and over again, going; I wanna do that too! So I started banging away on my mum´s pots and pans, progressing towards doing crude rudiments on a phone book. I guess my mom finally got the picture and got me enlisted to a public music school where I got to play a proper drum kit for the first time. This was in the late eighties/early nineties. I soon discovered that theoretics wasn’t my strong side so my drum teacher just let me play whatever I wanted to play. I quit music school shortly after and started teaching myself how to play by listening to different drummers and trying to copy whatever I fancied, mostly music my older sisters where into at the time; Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Cream, Blue Cheer, Hendrix. Heavy stuff. Since then many more drummers and styles have influenced me; Tony Allen, Jaki Liebezeit, Thomas “Mera” Gartz, Elvin Jones, just to name a few. The Formula 602 Modern Essentials has the perfect balance between stick definition, great wash, really bright sounds that cuts right through when needed and complex, warm tones making it a really versatile cymbal. I'm very happy to have been introduced to these cymbals and very proud to be a part of the Paiste family!
Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
Sound character: Full, rich, warm, strong, deep, silvery. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, even feel. Warm sparkling stick sound over a wide, deep wash. Fairly quick, strong crash sound. Extremely dynamic and lively ride cymbal, suitable for numerous musical styles.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22"
Sound character: 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.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.