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Paiste Alpha Sound Edge Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair

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The Alpha Sound Edge Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair has a bright, warm, edgy, cutting sound. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Responsive, fairly soft feel. Full, ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Modestly priced and very versatile.

The Alpha Sound Edge Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair has a bright, warm, edgy, cutting sound. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Responsive, fairly soft feel. Full, energetic, roaring open sound. The Alpha hi-hats are versatile for precise playing in many musical genres.

Alpha Cymbals were first launched by Paiste in 1992. Since then, the Alpha Series has been highly successful on an international scale. Today, the Alpha brand is synonymous with dependability, and the cymbals are well-known for their first-class sound and fair prices. In 2006, Paiste presented a completely revamped Alpha, which advanced these trusted qualities and took Alpha cymbals to a new level.

In recent years, Paiste has heavily invested in perfecting its high-tech processes, seeking to faithfully reproduce the principles of Swiss hand craftsmanship in its modern production facility in Germany. The updated Alpha cymbals are manufactured using this topnotch technology. They are then enhanced using traditional hand hammering. The combination of hi-tech and traditional methods brings about never before realized quality levels in a highly efficient production environment. Alpha cymbals thus fulfill high demands in quality and function while taking into account the financial realities of today's active drummers.

Paiste designed the updated Alpha series specifically with the global demands of today's music in mind. Global music increasingly combines stylistic and cultural backgrounds into new musical forms, requiring cymbals with wider application range. By applying modern design concepts to the individual models including the Alpha Sound Edge Hi-hats, Paiste has met these requirements convincingly. The assortment offers a wide choice of models and sizes, and covers a wide range of music styles. It allows the drummer an optimal variety of sounds in the cymbal set. Despite all of these improvements, the company is offering the new Alpha cymbals at unchanged retail prices.

  • Weight: medium light top/medium heavy bottom
  • Volume: medium to loud
  • Stick Sound: bright, glassy
  • Intensity: very lively
  • Sustain: medium long
  • Chick Sound: sharp, crisp

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Excellent choice for the money

By Paisteconvert

from North Carolina

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I have the previous generation Alpha Sound Edge Hi-Hats, but have played on these at a local shop. These sound almost identical to the previous generation, I just prefer the look of the older ones. I love the way that these things sound and I wouldn't give them up except for a pair of Signature Sound Edge Hi-Hats or, possibly, a set of 15" A Custom Mastersounds, both of which cost roughly twice as much. A totally professional sounding set of hats. As well, these hats are very versatile and can be played with everything from jazz to classic rock (John Bonham used a set of 2002 Sound Edge hats which were made of the same material as these Alphas). You really won't go wrong with these hats...professional sound at an amateur's price.


Great Hi-Hats


from San Leandro,CA

I bought these hi-hats bout a year ago, they great hi-hats, but if your doing heavier music, this hi-hats AREN'T for you, studio yes, jammin' and giggin NO..... I would own em again.

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