Paiste cymbals 2016 releases

Following up on their successful debut at NAMM 2016 in January, KMC Music is now shipping the new line of Paiste cymbals — Formula 602, Giant Beat, and 2002 Sound Edge — to dealers nationwide.

"Paiste is renowned throughout the world for the quality of its cymbals," said KMC Product Manager Tom Ricksgers. "These new additions to the company's portfolio are truly extraordinary. They test the limits of performance, challenge conventional wisdom, and expand the horizon of contemporary cymbal design. We are very excited to make these products immediately available to our dealers.'

The Formula 602 Modern Essentials gains a 22" Crash and a 24" Ride. Modern Essentials cymbals were developed in collaboration with Vinnie Colaiuta, based on the venerable Formula 602. The new models were designed in response to Vinnie’s craving for maximum depth, volume and power in highly refined and complex cymbals that feature utmost precision, clarity and musicality.

The 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat is now available as a 17". The wavy bottom design is a once patented Paiste innovation from the 1970s to produce Hi-Hat cymbals that are well defined and controllable with a sharp, saturated and full chick. The new, huge 17" version adds extraordinary boost, low end and crisp projection without sacrificing an iota of musicality.

The Giant Beat in 26" gives the word giant new meaning. This eminently musical cymbal embodies a clear and powerful stick sound, a pearly wooden ping, a deep whooshing wash, a tremendous swelling crash and a marvelously embedded strong and articulate bell. Giant Beat cymbals were originally developed in 1967 during one of popular music’s most revolutionary eras.

Great care in executing function, musicality, and control has gone into the design of these eminently playable supersized models that are sure to add new dimensions to drummers’ soundscapes.

Formula 602, Giant Beat and 2002 cymbals are made by hand in Switzerland using traditional methods that have remained unchanged in over half a century.