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”
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, and acoustic music
Sound: Deep, full, rich, warm, lively, silvery, dynamic, controlled and precise; Cymbals that combine clarity, consistency with deepness and warmth, yet providing a modern versatile sound character with dynamic, potent, well balanced qualities and a responsive, soft feel
Size: 14 inches
Weight: medium top/medium heavy bottom
Volume: low to loud
Stick Sound: soft, meaty
Chick Sound: full, tight
Sound Character: 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. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolatey than the classic 602s,” describes Vinnie Colaiuta.