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Paiste PST 3 Crash   16 in.

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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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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
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    • 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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

best starter and touring cymbal

By The Morbital

from TeXaS

About Me Professional Musician

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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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Paiste PST 3 16'' Crash

    By elena tsikhanovski

    from nj

    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.

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Would have been cheaper to get a pot.

    By Jonathan Lanciano

    from PA

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    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    PST3 Crash

    By BIGAL-ypCo1

    from Undisclosed

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    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.

     
    1.0

    Sounded terrible, had to return....

    By Drummy Chris

    from Huntspatch, AL

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    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).

     
    3.0

    Fast, but Quiet

    By truthofmasks

    from New York, NY

    About Me Experienced

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    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!

       
      5.0

      solid value

      By otto

      from Milwaukee, wi

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      Pros

      • Bright Sound

      Cons

      • None yet

      Best Uses

      • Any

      Comments about Paiste PST 3 Crash:

      great value. crisp sound

       
      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!

         
        5.0

        nice cymbals

        By pearl boy

        from Belvidere, IL

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        Comments about Paiste PST 3 Crash:

        All Paiste cymbals are very nice,perfict for any beggining drummer. I'm just starting out with a full set of pst 3 cymbals. But the 14in crash sounds more like a hi hat or a large splash. They are still very nice cymbals. Cheap with pro quality and looks. They are pretty loud when you hit them.

         
        4.0

        good

        By ThrashKing760

        from Harrodsburg, KY

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        Comments about Paiste PST 3 Crash:

        its a good cymbal unless you play it live at high volumes. it just cant cut through like a good zil. k custom can.

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