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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Paiste Giant Beat 20" Crash/Ride  20"

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Overview
  • Weight: medium thin
  • Volume: soft to loud
  • Stick Sound: sizzly, washy
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $514.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $196.00
  • Your Price:
    $31800

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      The Revolutionary sound of Giant Beat cymbals, back for today's music!

      Launched in 1967 Giant Beat cymbals have been used by drummers who were participants in the early roots and sounds of rock n' roll. Made with CuSn8 bronze this cymbal is bright, warm, with a complex array of full and dark presence. Drummers eager to re-capture Paiste vintage cymbal sounds from the late 60's will love the Giant Beat 20" crash/ride.

      Features
      • Weight: medium thin
      • Volume: soft to loud
      • Stick Sound: sizzly, washy
      • Intensity: lively
      • Sustain: medium
      • Bell Character: integrated
      • Sound Character: Mellow, yet cutting and powerful. Fairly wide range, slightly complex mix. A distinctive silvery breath over a big, soft layered wash. Very responsive and giving feel. A classic thin crash, perfectly suited for today's new beat/pop/rock music.

      Plenty of brilliance on top, with a big silvery wash underneath! Order today.

       
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      PaisteGiant Beat 20" Crash/Ride
       
      4.7

      (based on 7 reviews)

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      5.0

      this is my go to ride

      By BMan

      from Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey

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      Pros

      • Subtle And Mild

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Paiste Giant Beat 20" Crash/Ride:

          i have purchased new over my 35 years of playing an array of 2002 and 3000 series paiste cymbals. 18 crash 2002 17 crash 3000 19 power crash 3000 22 heavy ride 2002 and 15" 2002 hats. the only thing i ever used a Zildjian for was a medium ride. it fit sonically into the mix. sadly it was borrowed (for about 10 years from a very cool cat) and had to go back to it's rightful owner. the search for its replacement ended when i after years of searching racks to find the right sound, bought this. mine WAS green, but i removed the coloring. hated it. it is the go to cymbal and it performs its job beautifully. i use it to ride only. no need for double duty in my setup. the bell is nice too. this is a subtle cymbal. you can swing on it. it isn't rude ;) at all. when i need more of an attack i drift above it to the 2002 heavy. the Giant really fits into any kit. if i had to choose between my two rides...i would any day take this one to a gig. i have left the 22 home a few times just because of space/stage limitations.

          an aside. it's hard to buy cymbals online and expect them to fit into your mix. every one is different. it took years to replace the one piece. glad i found this cymbal. i guess it was luck finding it. when i heard it in a store i knew it would fit perfectly. hope you too find one that works with your sound.

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          5.0

          The Best.!

          By Andy Cooper

          from Morehead, KY

          Comments about Paiste Giant Beat 20" Crash/Ride:

          Definitely the best cymbal I have ever purchase and the most versatile. It's very responsive, it just fits (musically) in every way. I know it's a little pricey. But, that's ok. It was worth every penny. Can't wait to get the hole set.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Versatility

          By Ian-T-glq

          from Maryland

          Comments about Paiste Giant Beat 20" Crash/Ride:

          Generally, the Giant Beats are what I would call a "Cymbal set for the starving drummer". Each cymbal's sound is so amazingly versatile, you can put them in basically any setting and they'll fit. I've used this crash/ride for dozens of different applications, and I've gotten compliments on its performance from other drummers. I will certainly buy the rest of the line.

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          5.0

          Classic Rock $

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Paiste Giant Beat 20" Crash/Ride:

          I have a 24" giant beat ride and 20" crash. The ride has treated me well, and so has the crash, but it cracked! I guess thats what i get for being a full time drummer. Great classic rock sound.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Paiste Giant Beats

          By MetalManiac2k10

          from Commerce, GA

          Comments about Paiste Giant Beat 20" Crash/Ride:

          Jason Mcgerr of Death Cab for Cutie is one of my biggest influences of all time, and he uses these cymbals. Jason used all Giant Beats at the Modern Drum Festival in 2006......you can hear them on the dvd (recommend buying) and they sound amazing (as well as the sound clips on paiste.com)....obviously there going to be different in person but if there good enough for Jason Mcgerr and John Bonham there good enough for me. And also a review before me said that Bonham used A Customs a lot which cant be possible since Bonham died before A Customs were even created (1990)......just for your fyi. hahahaha

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          (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Bonham on the first 4 Led Zep EPs

          Comments about Paiste Giant Beat 20" Crash/Ride:

          John Bonham used giant beats until the 2002 series came out in the mid 60s (Ii think 66), but I'm neutral about these. On the recordings, they sound awesome. They have an awesome jazz sound to them, perfect for Zeppelins signature sound, but sometimes, he used ziljian a customs because the giant beats were too loud. The 2002s were perfect for both, so he used them for both studio and live applications

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          5.0

          What an amazing cymbal

          By Ryan-KqU4v

          from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

          Comments about Paiste Giant Beat 20" Crash/Ride:

          I own two of these 18" and 20" and they are amazing. Kinda bright with a nice warm wash, they cut throught the mix without being overpowering and with a degree of finesse makes excellent mellow rides. I paired them with a couple New Signature crashes and have never looked back, don't miss out on a bargain.

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