Wednesday, February 08, 2012


Whew, the 602 Dark Ride arrived, and it's really something. I knew it was going to be a giant slab of '70's; the cymbal equivalent of either a Maserati Ghibli (pictured), or a Buick Riviera (fun, but ultimately a heap;  picture after the break). It's certainly the most prodigious cymbal I've ever owned; the thing  has incredible presence just sitting on the stand- it looks bigger than its 22"- and the sound is huge. Review of this and two other vintage Paistes coming soon...

This is what I was afraid of getting:

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