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Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats  (Open Box)
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The bright, clear sound of the Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats makes them particularly well-suited for high-energy performances. Their precise, splashy sound projects loudly so they are never lost in the mix. Formed from CuSn8 bronze, these hi-hats are bright and energetic for a live performance but also have the precision needed for studio recording. A classic cymbal, the Sound Edge Hi-Hats features a unique rippled bottom which eliminates airlock for a sharp sound. Heavier models are also available for increased volume. Enjoy focused, splashy sounds when you play the classic Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats.


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Paiste2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats
 
4.9

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (6)
  • Responsive feel (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Soundtracks (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Crispy Cut & Sizzle

I recently got a new pair of these 15" hats. I have always played 14" New Beats, only, up until now. When I first set these up, I had a...Read complete review

I recently got a new pair of these 15" hats. I have always played 14" New Beats, only, up until now. When I first set these up, I had a peculiar unease about the sound, but they quickly grew on me, and within seconds, I was really digging the new sound. They have a very cripy sound, overall, and lots of cut. The chick sound is quite sharp and not so airy or whispy. The open sound is quite sizzly. They are quite quick for 15" hats. Depending on the type of music you play, I might not recommend these as the most versatile, all-round pair for everything, but if you are going for an agressive sound with lots of attack, you might love these above all others. Highly recommended !

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Sound...No Longetivity

These are without a doubt, the best high-hat cymbals I've "heard." BUT I have been through two sets since buying my first set not quite a year ago. I don't...Read complete review

These are without a doubt, the best high-hat cymbals I've "heard." BUT I have been through two sets since buying my first set not quite a year ago. I don't know if it's the empty space created by the waves in the edge or what, but I've had to go back to my color-sounds because they keep cracking top & bottom cymbal. I guess if you have an endorsement, they're great, because they do sound sweet. I just can't afford to replace any more.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Crispy Cut & Sizzle

By steverok67

from FL

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Comments about Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats:

I recently got a new pair of these 15" hats. I have always played 14" New Beats, only, up until now. When I first set these up, I had a peculiar unease about the sound, but they quickly grew on me, and within seconds, I was really digging the new sound. They have a very cripy sound, overall, and lots of cut. The chick sound is quite sharp and not so airy or whispy. The open sound is quite sizzly. They are quite quick for 15" hats. Depending on the type of music you play, I might not recommend these as the most versatile, all-round pair for everything, but if you are going for an agressive sound with lots of attack, you might love these above all others. Highly recommended !

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Most Amazing !

By The Spacelord

from Houston, Tx.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Concerts, Studio, Live venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats:

    I have used these Hi-Hats since 1975 and simply put there is no better sound out there! The current set I have I purchased new in 1980. Not a ding, dent or scratch on them. Someone recently asked me if they were new...LOL I have several other hats from various manufacturers but none sound this clean and precise. Great for studio or live applications. I have used them In both applications. Studio engineers love the precise focus of them and playing live they are not overbearing at all and yet cut right trough all the other instruments whether they are miked or not. I have used them for classic/hard rock to pop applications. Well worth the money kids!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Paiste Cymbals are the Best!

    By Joe Nocella

    from Wantagh, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Responsive Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks
      • Symphonies

      Comments about Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats:

      There is a reason John Bonham used these cymbals. They cut through everything and sound clear and crisp. Paiste cymbals are the best. I record frequently and am always very happy with the results of Paiste signature crashes and these hi-hats. They are expensive but if you want the best sound possible, it is worth it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love the Sound Edge Sound :o)

      By Floor Tom

      from Edmonton Alberta Canada

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Explosive Attack
      • Responsive Feel
      • Succinct And Accurate

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • Jazz Clubs Rock Clubs
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats:

      These hats are exquisite. I had a set a long time ago and I should never have let them go.
      I have a second set and I love them. They cut through everthing, they are responsive, and depending on a person's attack I can get plenty of sound from these lovely hats.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      youll NEVER get past this!

      By The Nephilim

      from Riverside Ca

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      Comments about Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats:

      i own the 15" sound edge hats theyre FAST! they sound killer and have TONS of tone opened 1/2 opend or closed.. and theyre very responcive even for the size of them... these hats out do ANY other ive tried! save the cash and GET THESE!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      KICK ARSE!!!!!!!!

      By DemonHunter

      from Cloudcroft, NM

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      Comments about Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats:

      I Have the 15" Paiste 2002 SE Hi Hats and they are hands down the best hi hats I have ever used (it even beats the Signatures) I Suggest you get these they are INCREDIBLE!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      NICE!

      By Dlfnjoe

      from Atlanta, GA

      Comments about Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats:

      These hats can get LOUD really quick. I can't say enough about them. I've been playing 15" Sabian Sizzle hats the past 20 years, I thought I would play Sabian the rest of my life. Then I found my ears really liking the sound I was hearing from some of the concerts I had been to. What did they all have in common? Paiste! I replaced my whole setup with 2002s, with the exception of my sweet sounding 18" Giant Beat. Back to these hats, they will literally force you out of any bad habits because even through the wash you still hear defined stick work. I've had them for 2 weeks now and I've cleaned up my technique. I know everyone has loyalties to certain equipment but after hearing and playing these I couldn't resist making the change!

       
      5.0

      Paiste continues to impress me

      By Ronnie

      from Payson, Az

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Great chick sound
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

      • None.....It`s a Paiste not a Zildjian

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • ALL music styles
      • Rock
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats:

      I have and only use Paiste cymbals on my drums as they have proven to be the most reliable, durable and preferred cymbal based on sounds and feel when I play them. I was a bit reluctant on the "sound edge" verses my original 2002 hi-hats but, That changed once I played them.....The open and closed "chick" sound is more pronounced and I love the way the hi-hat "drags" when slightly opened. This hi-hat in my opinion is great for all styles of music and as always Paiste continues to impress me.

       
      5.0

      Awesome hi-hats

      By Bilbo

      from Seattle, Wa

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats:

      Bought my first pair 40+ years ago, still using them. I had to buy a second pair for my rehearsal kit. They are mellow yet bright and responsive. By far the best hi-hats I have ever used. I play many gigs per year that have a kit ready for the drummer with all sorts of cymbals, so I do have a working knowledge of other gear. Still the best.!

       
      5.0

      Love them!

      By Philipjuno

      from Puyallup, WA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live
        • Practice
        • Recordings

        Comments about Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats:

        I'm a huge Bonham fan and I've wanted a pair of these since I we a kid and finally got them 30 years later. Worth every penny!

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