A lad named Jameson returned my text. Returning it is cool. He mentioned refund minus shipping cost but I'm not interested in a refund. I need the 2002 24...NOT Alex Van-halens 24 paiste..im not crazy about that model.
The AVH ride is essentially a 24" Giant Beat dressed up to look like a 2002. I listened to several and couldn't come up with a lick of difference between them with the exception that the AVH ride might have just slightly more ping on average.
As to your specific Giant Beat not sounding good, Paiste, while very consistent overall, is not immune from an odd cymbal here or there sounding drastically different from the rest. I've had a couple like that - it seems more prevalent in the smaller (~16") and larger (~24") ends of the spectrum.
Anyway, enjoy your new 2002!