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A very classic hi-hat for multi-purpose application in different musical genres.

The Paiste Giant Beat Hi-Hats deliver a mellow, warm, yet brilliant sound with a hissing shimmer. They have a medium range and fairly clean mix. Other sound characteristics are light, woody, and open, 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 bronze alloy Paiste is already working which 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: The Paiste Giant Beat is the first cymbal series to be manufactured from the coveted CuSn8 Bronze, "2002 Bronze"

Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze"

Quality: Professional

Cymbal 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: Paiste Giant Beat cymbals are used by drummers who were participants in the defining days of Rock n' Roll

Paiste Giant Beat Hi-Hats Features:

  • Weight: medium thin top / medium heavy bottom

    Volume: soft to medium loud

    Stick Sound: defined

    Intensity: medium lively

    Sustain: medium

    Chick Sound: soft, tight




Paiste Giant Beat Hi-Hats

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  • Paiste 15" Giant Beat

    As reviewed by Alexander Zawadski on 4/24/2014

    I purchased the 15" Giant Beats about a year ago. So glad I did! The sound is Clean, Loud, and precise. Your stick work can be clearly defined in a tight closed position. In the slight open position? Ooooh Mama! Get these right now if you can afford them. Can't afford them? Put every penny, nickel, and dime in a jar until you can. Amazing.

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  • Very warm sounding

    As reviewed by Gerald Babin on 5/19/2008

    The only way to describe these hi-hats is perfection. The giant beat series are all very warm and loud, they are the perfect jazz or classic rock cymbals. These hi-hats were not meant to be played closed tight, they sound incredible slightly open so the two cymbals move around on each other. Definitely go for the 15 inch ones, they are the hugest sounding hi-hats on the market. If you are looking for something brighter sounding, I suggest you go for the 15 inch 2002 sound edge hi-hats, can't go wrong with those either.

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