A handmade cymbal with a versatile sound is a great addition to any drum rig. The Paiste Modern Essentials range are flexible, precise and have a consistent tone that works in most any genre from jazz to hard rock.
You need a quality hi-hat regardless of your chosen genre, the Modern essentials Hi-Hat is chunky without being overpowering and has a great warm tone when open and a sharp click when closed. It's very responsive and makes a great piece as the foundation for your cymbal collection.
Here's what Paiste have to say
Forged from the legendary «602 Bronze» (CuSn20), offering a complete new wide and dynamic sound dimension, developed in close collaboration with Vinnie Colaiuta, handcrafted from start to finish by highly skilled Swiss craftsmen, conceived and executed according to Vinnie’s uncompromising sound concepts for a wide all-round application. Formula 602 Modern Essentials cymbals combine the essence of the Formula 602 Classic Sounds models – transparency and stick definition – with the richness, warmth, darkness and a bit of complexity of the Signature Traditionals series besides providing slightly more pizzazz than its Classic Sounds siblings.
- Alloy: CuSn20, also known as «Traditional Bronze» or «602 Bronze»
- Weight: medium top / medium heavy bottom
- Volume: low to loud
- Stick Sound: soft, meaty
- Intensity: lively
- Sustain: medium
- Chick Sound: full, tight
Applications: Low to medium loud settings •especially well-suited for recording, live • extremely versatile cymbals for a wide range of music styles such as Pop, Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Blues, R&B, Country, Folk, acoustic music
Sound: 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.