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Paiste Giant Beat 20" Crash/Ride 20"

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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 b...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Full crash (3)
  • Responsive feel (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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Paiste Giant Beats

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...Read complete review

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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Bonham on the first 4 Led Zep EPs

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...Read complete review

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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Paiste Giant Beats

By MetalManiac2k10

from Commerce, GA

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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

(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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best.!

By Andy Cooper

from Morehead, KY

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

 
5.0

Great Cymbal

By Bodie

from NY

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Full Crash
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Paiste Giant Beat 20" Crash/Ride:

      Bought the 20 & 18 Giant Beats and also the 15" hats, very pleased with them all. The Cymbals sound great and work as advertised "Multi Functional", they're a little Dark, Complex and very Controllable. If your used to hats that are really bright with lots of cut, these are quieter.. Same goes for the cymbals. They would be great for recording..

       
      5.0

      Love Giant Beats

      By nocode10

      from Nebraska

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Paiste Giant Beat 20" Crash/Ride:

          If it is made my a major (and not so major) cymbal company I've used it. The Giant Beats stole my heart about four years ago when I picked up a 24" Giant Beat Crash/Ride. Crash? Yes. Crash. And it sounds awesome. Ride? Yes. Great definition. Nice ping, controllable wash. Lay in to it and you get the crash. Then I pick up some 15" Giant Beat hats. Easily the best hi hats I have ever owned. The do it all. They are big but can play fast. The I got an 18" Multi...Love. I have a 16" 2002 to brighten things up when needed, but needed something to bridge the gap between the 18 and the 24, so the 20. It holds up to my expectations of the Giant beat line and slid in perfectly.

          I'm not endorsed by anyone. A great cymbal is a great cymbal no matter whose stamp is on it. I haven't seen a manufacturer that doesn't make a jaw dropping cymbal. What ever special sauce makes up the Giant Beats is the one for me though.

           
          4.0

          Versatile-Clear-Transparent.

          By piedish687

          from Albapredesh

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Full Crash
          • Responsive Feel
          • Uncoloured
          • Warm

          Cons

          • Not for very loud environments

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • Retro Rock
          • Soundtracks
          • Symphonies

          Comments about Paiste Giant Beat 20" Crash/Ride:

          I think slingerland drummer should check the facts- Bonham played Paiste cymbals for most of his playing career, from early 1970 until his death. He played nothing else. He was endorsed from 1971, initially playing Giant Beats, but switched to 2oo2's in 1975.

          Giant Beats were designed for the Rock drummers of the day, but as volume levels increased, they were discontinued in 1971, and replaced by the 2oo2's, which were louder, stronger, and had more cut.

          For drummers looking for the retro Rock sound, or jazz drummers looking for a modern, clean, transparent sound, these cymbals are ideal. Very versatile, they don't draw attention to themselves. They also record very well, as they present as a cohesive set.

           
          5.0

          this is my go to ride

          By BMan

          from Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey

          About Me Experienced

          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.

              (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Bonham on the first 4 Led Zep EPs

              By slingerland_drummer

              from virginia

              See all my reviews

              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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