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,... Read More
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.
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"
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
GUITAR CENTER'S PRO COVERAGE
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your new gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Read More.
Reviewed by 2 customers
Displaying reviews 1-2
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.
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.
Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.