UNIQUE PROTOTYPE PAISTE HIGH DEFINITION 22” Ride 3086 g DRY COMPLEX
What if Paiste made a Zildjian DARK COMPLEX HIGH DEFINITION RIDE?
Well one afternoon apparently they did.
Look at this 22” MASTERS STYLE PROTOTYPE WITH A HINT OF 602 THROWN IN.
It’s DARK!! And has a Hand Hammered complexity that you don’t normally hear on Paistes.
And this particular Prototype has a very light organic liveliness that floats on top.
This Rare 22” has all the hallmarks of the ORIGINAL Zildjian K Custom 22” High Definition Ride - the one that had the same golden/brown WIDE lathing on the top and the underside.
And at 3086 grams with a Raw bell underside - it has the similar weight and constitution as the Hi-Def Ride too.
Clearly Paiste experimented with in their Masters Series - this 22” is Hand Hammered and has the complexity and alternating brown and gold lathing that the Masters Series explored with a pinch of 602.
It’s actually quite Istanbul AGOP - ish. And that’s the void Paiste was filling with Master’s Series - complex Hand Hammered Turkish vibe - way less clean than what normally comes out of Switzerland.
VERY DARK. Medium Low pitched. Semi-dry terrific stick articulation on top with a controlled Hand Hammered complexity underneath.
The bell is remarkably solid and cutting - like a High Definition Ride. Overall more body and complexity than the Zildjian - this one IS Hand Hammered.
With a Medium the Medium Heavy constitution this Prototype Paiste 22” commits to a well-defined DARK attack projecting through a mix.
Cutting. Articulate. Semi-dry and complex - especially for Paiste. Terrific attack and projection.
The Masters Series is awesome but they’re overall very thin and washy.
This is the counterpart you wish they offered.
Paiste makes nothing like this 22” Dark Complex Proto.
No issues. Amazing condition. Looks perfect. Sounds perfect.