Background: 802 & 802 PLUS series, popular budget level cymbals from 1993 to 2003.
Paiste enhanced them sonically in 1997 and they received the plus-labeling in addition of the 802. Discontinued in 2003 to make way for the new Paiste Sound Technology-, or PST-series, Made from B8 (2002) alloy.
Paiste once wrote: In creating the 802, we strove to make these cymbals look like their cousins in our professional cymbal lines. "The result is a cymbal surface that is virtually indistinguishable from an exclusively hand made cymbal, like the Sound Formula or Alpha. Thus, 802's form a perfect harmony between their ambitious sound property and their sophisticated appearance".
In the 802 PLUS, Paiste made a change in hammer techniques created an additional enhanced sonic texture surface, adding the PLUS to them.
Alloy: CuSn8 (Also known as "2002 Bronze")
Quality: Advanced Student Line, intermediate, semi-pro
Splashes and Bells
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