A very classic hi-hat for multi-purpose application in different musical genres.
Sound Character Mellow, warm, yet brilliant with a hissing shimmer. Medium range and fairly clean mix. Warm, light and woody open sound, paired with a well defined, soft chick-sound. Re-Introduction 2005 Original Introduction 1967 Background Paiste develops the Formula 602 in the late 1950's from the traditional 20% Bronze, a cymbal line rooted in Jazz and acoustic Rock'n'roll that exhibits a cool, rich, sophisticated sound character and gains us the first wave of international notoriety - Yet the company does not rest, experiments with CuSn8 bronze alloy, and pioneers CuSn8 cymbals in 1963 - Around the same time, the world is experiencing the rapid expansion of Rock music, which emerges forcefully from the foundations of Blues, Folk, Country and Rock'n'Roll as bands like the Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Animals, Beatles, Kinks and the Who take the stage - The electrified sound they generate is groundbreaking - Popular music, simply stated, becomes loud and irreverent - The new bronze alloy Paiste is already working with turns out to be perfect for the new soundscape with its amplified volume and frequencies - In 1967 Paiste launches Giant Beat cymbals, which are characterized by warmth, strength and brilliance such as drummers had not known before Innovation First cymbal series to be manufactured from the coveted CuSn8 Bronze, "2002 Bronze" Alloy CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze" Quality Professional Production Manual Craftsmanship - Hand Hammering, Hand Lathing Applications Soft to loud settings - Live and Recording - Country, R&B, Rock, Jazz-Rock Users Working Musicians, Enthusiasts - Drummers eager to re-capture Paiste vintage cymbal sounds from the late 60's Sound Bright, warm, with a complex array of full and dark presence Looks Dark, earthy, transparent surface texture with even, balanced hammering and lathing patterns, vintage "Giant Beat" silk-screen Recognition Used by drummers who were participants in of the early roots and sounds of Rock n' Roll
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Comments about Paiste Giant Beat Hi-Hats:
I've been gradually switching over to Paiste cymbals for my entire set-up. I just purchased a 14" pair of Giant Beats and what a great sound! Not as bright or present as the Signature series hats, which I've been using for jazz fusion and Latin styles. These Ginat Beats are warm but with a nice brilliance that cuts through amplified music. The half-open sound is particularly nice, shimmering but controlled, with a wide tonal range that blends well. The players in my blues/R&B band agreed that they added a real "classic" sound to my playing.