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RARE CLEAN Vintage 1974 Paiste 602 Ride 18” 1770 g Smooth Dark

Original price $439.99 - Original price $439.99
Original price
$439.99 - $439.99
Current price $439.99
  • This is one of the CLEANER Vintage Paistes you will find - and it’s damn near half-a-century old!  

  • Vintage 1974 Black Label Paiste 602 18” Ride in amazing shape.  Take a look at the pictures. Overall very clean. And you can’t even get this cymbal today from Paiste.  

  • And being the smaller 18" size this beauty REMAINS CONTROLLED! It responds faster than the larger sizes and offers quick sticking.

  • It has a clean, tight feel and tone but it keeps a foot in darker waters.  It delivers that perfect 1970s clear 18” Ride tone that was on so many hit records.

  • At 1770 grams this rare Black Label 602 plays like a smooth Medium Ride. It makes a great main or a lovely Left Side Light 18”.  Paperthin 602s sound gorgeous, but they can sometimes lack definition.

  • THIS 18" 602 has a focused definition and maintains that clean, clear Vintage Paste chime-like smooth attack. The lathing and hammering is all 602-beautiful.

  • The tone is smooth and fairly dark with a nice clean shimmer on top.  

  • This is the tone that made Paiste famous - it sounds pre-eq-ed.  Amazing for the studio. Great solid bell for an 18”. Smooth as silk on choruses. Roars when crashed upon.

  • Goes from soft to loud with the utmost of ease. There’s a reason these Paiste 18s” were all over records.  

  • No issues.  One of the cleanest ones you will find!

  • From 1974.