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Paiste PST 3 Crash   

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Full, focused and cutting. Medium range, fairly clean mix. Even, responsive feel and an explosive attack.The PST 3 cymbals are affordable cymbals wit...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      A versatile crash for all-purpose playing.

      Full, focused and cutting. Medium range, fairly clean mix. Even, responsive feel and an explosive attack.

      The PST 3 cymbals are affordable cymbals with never-before-possible sound quality and pro-level looks. Paiste employs modern, hi-tech production techniques that transfer the spirit and essence of 70 years of hand-manufacturing into premium-quality, musical cymbals.

      PST 3 cymbals are made from a selected and especially sonorous brass copper based alloy.

      FEATURES
      • Weight: medium
      • Volume: soft to loud
      • Stick sound: fairly washy
      • Intensity: lively
      • Sustain: medium short

      This is Paiste quality and tradition made affordable for more drummers. Order yours now!

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      by PowerReviews
      PaistePST 3 Crash
       
      3.8

      (based on 39 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (13)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (14)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright sound (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      PST3 Crash

      This is DEFINITELY a solid cymbal, however, in my lineup of Paiste Alphas and pst5 Thin Crashes, it does not cut through and isn't as loud as the rest. For this reason,...Read complete review

      This is DEFINITELY a solid cymbal, however, in my lineup of Paiste Alphas and pst5 Thin Crashes, it does not cut through and isn't as loud as the rest. For this reason, I use mine as a Crash/Ride and it works perfectly for that. I've had it for about probably a year now and it has very few marks or anything on it and, like I said, it is a very solid and good cymbal for beginners. If you're looking for a crash/ride but don't want to buy an expensive one and have crashes that are louder and cut through very well, buy this for that reason. Perfect cymbal for what I ask it to do and I love it.

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      best starter and touring cymbal

      the sole purpose of buying this series of cymbal was to use them as touring and practice sessions. i do own and am a hardcore paiste fan. i do have the fancier alphas and...Read complete review

      the sole purpose of buying this series of cymbal was to use them as touring and practice sessions. i do own and am a hardcore paiste fan. i do have the fancier alphas and 2002 series but those are used for big shows and bands. obviously i couldnt resist comparing them to the better series and these guys have a flat and short sound. one thing i do like for the price is the looks and durability in the pst's. ive let other bands use these and in the crowd as i mentioned before they look good and can hear them pretty well with all instruments in a live set. im pretty satisfied with my purchase as i bought a 14 and 16 inch. i am also considering a 18 china and possible ride but am not in a hurry of buying them. for the price it is a good investment and for being a bronze material, it looks good as welll as sounds average. also a bad note is the 14 inch has a very short and sweet sound once hit vs. the 16, so i do recommend the 16. in all, im happy with my purchase and had these guys for about 6 months and still has its shine. it does have light scratches from constant live performances but can easily be treated with cleaners and conditioners.

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      1.0

      Sounded terrible, had to return....

      By chris

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Paiste PST 3 Crash:

      It is difficult to buy cymbals on the internet. This one was not even close to what I had hoped for. Sent it back for a refund. Guess I will stick to buying from a local music store (and paying more).

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      best starter and touring cymbal

      By The Morbital

      from TeXaS

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Full Crash
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

      • Flat Sound

      Best Uses

        Comments about Paiste PST 3 Crash:

        the sole purpose of buying this series of cymbal was to use them as touring and practice sessions. i do own and am a hardcore paiste fan. i do have the fancier alphas and 2002 series but those are used for big shows and bands. obviously i couldnt resist comparing them to the better series and these guys have a flat and short sound. one thing i do like for the price is the looks and durability in the pst's. ive let other bands use these and in the crowd as i mentioned before they look good and can hear them pretty well with all instruments in a live set. im pretty satisfied with my purchase as i bought a 14 and 16 inch. i am also considering a 18 china and possible ride but am not in a hurry of buying them. for the price it is a good investment and for being a bronze material, it looks good as welll as sounds average. also a bad note is the 14 inch has a very short and sweet sound once hit vs. the 16, so i do recommend the 16. in all, im happy with my purchase and had these guys for about 6 months and still has its shine. it does have light scratches from constant live performances but can easily be treated with cleaners and conditioners.

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        3.0

        Fast, but Quiet

        By truthofmasks

        from New York, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Full Crash

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Effect

          Comments about Paiste PST 3 Crash:

          The genre I play is indie rock. I've had this cymbal for about three years, but soon after I started using it, I switched it out for a heavier crash. This is because this cymbal has a very fast decay, doesn't cut through other sounds, and has a thin, trebly tone that isn't what I was going for.

          Then, about six months ago, I decided to expand my kit a bit, and I gave this guy another go. As a secondary crash, it's PERFECT. It's got more presence than a splash would, and does a great job of adding variety to fills.

          So, as your only crash: awful! As a secondary crash: great!

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          5.0

          solid value

          By otto

          from Milwaukee, wi

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound

          Cons

          • None yet

          Best Uses

          • Any

          Comments about Paiste PST 3 Crash:

          great value. crisp sound

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          4.0

          Excellent cymbal for price

          By Rockin Ricky

          from kurtistown,HI

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Explosive Attack
          • Nearly Unbreakable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Around Great Cymbal

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Crash:

            Excellent cymbal for price.Great sound and can take a beatin without cracking!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            PST3 Crash

            By BIGAL-ypCo1

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Crash:

            This is DEFINITELY a solid cymbal, however, in my lineup of Paiste Alphas and pst5 Thin Crashes, it does not cut through and isn't as loud as the rest. For this reason, I use mine as a Crash/Ride and it works perfectly for that. I've had it for about probably a year now and it has very few marks or anything on it and, like I said, it is a very solid and good cymbal for beginners. If you're looking for a crash/ride but don't want to buy an expensive one and have crashes that are louder and cut through very well, buy this for that reason. Perfect cymbal for what I ask it to do and I love it.

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            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Would have been cheaper to get a pot.

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Crash:

            I read the reviews and wanted to give it a shot, but this is a worthless crash. It sounds crapper then my sabian crash thats cracked. This has no sound but a flat dry metal thud. I would not recommend this to anyone at all. It's pathetic.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Paiste PST 3 16'' Crash

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Crash:

            One great product.
            Got this great amazing fantastic cymbal. I'm simply BLOWN away by how great it is. I mean this cymbal sounds better than some high end cymbals, and believe me, I know. it doesn't sustain for so long that by the time you finish rehearsal its still ringing. Its sustain is pretty short, just how I like it.
            After a while I saw bits of the coating disappearing, but it wont dent or crack. Great thing.
            Buy it, its worth it.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            14 in sucks

            By reg93

            from topeka ks

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Crash:

            i havent tried out the others but the 14 in crash sounds good at first but after a couple of months it starts to sound bad. if you are a starter who has a really tight budget get it but if you are loking for somthing with beter value and sound get a zijian zbt or a sabian b8. this cymbol will do fine for a while bu you might want to evanually replace it

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            4.0

            Pretty Good

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Crash:

            I bought these cymbals (14", 16", 18", 10" [splash], and 14" hi-hats) just because i just started playing and i got them also because they were cheap but they turned out pretty good compared to the sabian b8's. the only thing i dont like about this line of cymbals is the 14" isnt loud compared to the others so you usually have to hit it with another cymbal unless your just looking for a quick little crash

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