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Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats   

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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, splash...Read More

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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 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (5)
  • Responsive feel (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (3)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5)

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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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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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!

    (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!

       
      5.0

      As good as everyone says!

      By glissando

      from Eugene, OR

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats:

          These hi hats never sound rinky-dink, at any volume, open or closed. I have a pair of Zjildjian Mastersound 14 hats that I have loved, but I must admit that these Paistes sound good with every stroke in a way that the Mastersounds do not. If you're looking for a more defined sound, a richer, clearer and more responsive, these hats will take you to that level.

          (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.

             
            5.0

            the best!

            By Wayno

            from Weymouth ma

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Explosive Attack
            • Responsive Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats:

                I have played zildjians for a long time , being the factory is next town over. However the sound I love I could never get. I stopped and looked at the cymbals my fav drummers use. All!! of them use paiste!! niko, alex van halen, stewert copland, mullen jr, Bonham! moon, So I went to my drum shop with all my zildjians, and turned them in and bought paiste! Over a year ago, still awesome as ever! the se hi hats, can not say enough! I don't know why other guys chip or crack? I abuse the things and nothing just great awesome sound! all the 2002 line is awesome! the only thing that isn't paiste in my set is a sabian 10" chopper. the rest is all 2002 line! best cymbals I ever had, and will only use!

                (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.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Crispy Cut & Sizzle

                By steverok67

                from FL

                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

                KICK ARSE!!!!!!!!

                By DemonHunter

                from Cloudcroft, NM

                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!

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Hi-Hats

                By POPS-RXhE6

                from South Pittsburgh, Pa.

                Comments about Paiste 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats:

                Just received my 15" 2002 Sound edge hi-hats today. Couldn't get them out of the box fast enough. First off the finish on the 2002 series cymbals is gleaming. I bought these to replace my old 2002 Heavy Rock Hi-hats that I had tons of miles on. (still in good shape). All I can say is awesome and exactly what I wanted and expected from Paiste

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