It was pretty monumental news last April when Vinnie Colaiuta decided to revamp his endorsements, which included a big move to Paiste cymbals. Considering his past record of hands-on involvement with cymbal development, it was only a matter of time before Colaiuta put his mark on some new Paistes.
Well, that didn’t take very long! Today the company announced the launch of a trio of new Formula 602 models that reflect Colaiuta’s concepts.
Included is a set of 15" Medium hi-hats that, like the existing 14" size, are soft in feel and finesse but possess a slightly richer low-end tone. Next up is a 24" Medium Ride, which sings with a wide array of deep, complex frequencies, has more overall volume, and is distinctly crashable. And while on the subject of crashes, a new 22" model completes the trifecta with additional accent power that enables a drummer to achieve the characteristic Formula 602 sound on bigger stages and medium-loud volume settings.
If you think this is the last we hear of Colaiuta’s cymbal experiments, well, we suggest you think again.