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Paiste PST 3 Ride 20 in.

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Warm, full, clear. Medium range, somewhat clean mix. Soft, balanced feel. Sizzling ping over a full wash.The PST 3 cymbals are affordable cymbals wit...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 10-04-2017

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Controllable ride for multipurpose application.

Warm, full, clear. Medium range, somewhat clean mix. Soft, balanced feel. Sizzling ping over a full wash.

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 heavy
  • Volume: soft to loud
  • Stick sound: balanced
  • Intensity: medium lively
  • Sustain: medium long
  • Bell character: full, pronounced, fairly integrated

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

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PaistePST 3 Ride
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (3)
  • Responsive feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best ride I've ever used Period.

I'm always weary about buying cymbals online. I never know how good the quality is, I always trust the reviews, and sometimes they let me down.

But definitely not...Read complete review

I'm always weary about buying cymbals online. I never know how good the quality is, I always trust the reviews, and sometimes they let me down.

But definitely not this time!! Right out of the box, i could tell this was the cleanest, crispiest, well toned cymbal i have ever heard. The sound is quick, the ring hums like a choir, and if you need it for an alternative cymbal, it acts great as a crash, and even better for a suspended cymbal.

It's tone cuts right through a mix, but doesn't over power. It glistens in a shiny reflection every time i hit it, and stands bold as king when i don't.

Definitely a buy again! Definitely a recommended buy and a piece you should add to your kit.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok, not that great

I've had this cymbal for about a month. I also own a 20 inch 201 paiste ride. The 201 is by far the better ride. I feel like the pst 3's (this...Read complete review

I've had this cymbal for about a month. I also own a 20 inch 201 paiste ride. The 201 is by far the better ride. I feel like the pst 3's (this goes for the entire line) just stop ringing the instant after you hit them. I play rock and metal and like to crash on my rides, and this one is horrible to crash/ride it because the sound instantly stops the second you hit it, and the sound you do get is just dirty and dull. Dull is the best word to describe the entire line of pst 3's and that is because they are so cheap. I WOULD STRONGLY suggest you save the extra 100 dollars (or 40 if just the ride) and you can get a pst 5 pair of hats, crash, and ride which sound AMAZING compared to the pst 3's. The sound is uncompareable! DONT BUY THIS CYMBAL EVEN IF YOU ARE A BEGGINER

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best ride I've ever used Period.

By Zero

from Mccomb, MS

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Clean
  • Crisp
  • Just A Great Cymbal
  • Responsive

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Performances
  • Practice
  • Rock Metal Jazz Blues

Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

I'm always weary about buying cymbals online. I never know how good the quality is, I always trust the reviews, and sometimes they let me down.

But definitely not this time!! Right out of the box, i could tell this was the cleanest, crispiest, well toned cymbal i have ever heard. The sound is quick, the ring hums like a choir, and if you need it for an alternative cymbal, it acts great as a crash, and even better for a suspended cymbal.

It's tone cuts right through a mix, but doesn't over power. It glistens in a shiny reflection every time i hit it, and stands bold as king when i don't.

Definitely a buy again! Definitely a recommended buy and a piece you should add to your kit.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy Now before Paiste Catches On!

By Dennarto

from Bakersfield CA

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

      Paiste will catch on and either raise the price or discontinue. I figured I was tasking a risk with this cymbal...if all my risks worked out like this one, well who knows? Great piece for the price the sound is bright, responsive, clean, professional, love it

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      This cymbal is great for everybody!

      By Drums321

      from NY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

      • Flat Sound

      Best Uses

        Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

        This cymbal is for everybody! Has everything, but the volume. The bell is mighty and clear, the spread has a nice stick sound (tick!), and the wash is controlled. I never heard a budget cymbal like this before it could rival any pro series. Mine has some patina so the cymbal sounds even darker and has that earthy look to it (or tarnish! still looks cool!). The volume is not really there; you can't crash it and expect a bronzish crash sound. Brass tends to hold back due to the nature of its alloy similar to the zildjian scimitars. This cymbal can really shine in jazz, latin, funk, and some rock applications. Any higher I would go with bronze. This is still a great cymbal and I really think it can suit any level drummer. Paiste covers the bases when creating cymbals!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is BRASS?! WOW! :D

        By RhymesWithFeisty

        from Spartanburg, SC

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        Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

        I purchased this cymbal about 6 months ago in a bit of a pinch. You know...100 bucks to spend. When it arrived I was ASTOUNDED just by how attractive looking this cymbal is. I mean, come on, look at that logo! And the picture is a bit misleading (as it is with the PST5's), the cymbal is not nearly that GREEN looking, it's a more of a muted, metallic yellow; very shiny, with GORGEOUS lathing and a brilliant bell. And the underside is very nice looking as well. As for the sound...phenomenal. Warm, with just a bit of wash, but the initial sticking is very clear and ear-pleasing. I have used this ride in a variety of applications, from Jazz to Punk, and I have to say that it is extremely versatile. The bell...I don't have many words to describe the bell... CLARITY is one of them. It's absolutely perfect, with an unbelievably musical, with almost...icy tones in it. IT JUST SPEAKS TO YOU. As for crashing on this cymbal, I wouldn't recommend it because I don't know how well it would stand up to it (it is a brass cymbal), but if you do crash on it, it gives you a thunderclap...then dies down fairly quickly, leaving a teeny, trashy ring unless you choke it. It has served duty as a secondary crash for me on severaly occasions and it does just fine. And even though it's a 20'' cymbal, it's still quieter than my 18'' crash by a long shot. Which leads me to my only problem with this lovely cymbal... My only problem with this cymbal is that it isn't...loud enough. I definitely have to play with the butt of my stick in heavier settings; I don't like doing this because it gives the ride a lower, less musical pitch. If you are planning on playing any shows with this ride...you're gonna have to ask the sound guy very nicely to mic it up. Then everyone around you can hear how truly nice it sounds.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Paiste Does It Again!!

        By the other guy dj services

        from Payson,AZ

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        Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

        How can you improve perfection? Paiste has that figured out! Why waste your money on expensive Zildjians that break and do not sound NEAR as good. The PST 3 may be what most call entry level cymbals but,Nothing seems further from the truth in my opinion. I bought my PST 3 Ride in Novemeber and it still continues to impress me with the clarity,tone, and when you hit the bell how bright and LOUD it is!. I think Paiste cymbals are ALL i use or reccomend period!. Dont let the price or the entry level label fool you! You cant get great sounding cymbals like this from Zildjian without spending hundreds of dollars, Spend your money wisely and by Paiste`s!.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        pretty good ride

        By Randy2011

        from california

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        Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

        its a good ride for the most part. for the money, it's definately worth it. the bell sounds good, although it's not too loud. when you hit it hard like a crash, it cuts through the music real well with a very low crash tone to it

         
        2.0

        what i wish i couldve told myself TEN years ago

        By Jim

        from boerne, Tx

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Explosive Attack

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

          save you rmoney, buy something nicer. i have regretted these since day 1. pst3 hats are also trash and make a high pitched sound that pierces your ear drum

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great sound, nice tone

          By wamalama

          from Marquette,Michigan

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Full Crash
          • Nice Sounding Cymbal
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Venues

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

            Great sounding ride cymbal, just what I wanted!!

             
            5.0

            great ride

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

            This is an excellent ride cymbal for its price! The bow has a smooth ping to it, and the bell has a nice crisp sound.Since purchasing this ride, I have converted my whole cymbal configuration to Paiste.Great ride!

             
            5.0

            The Perfect Cymbal For Someone On A Budget

            By Robert Lloyd

            from [Content Unavailable]

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

            I think it's a great cymbal.
            Considering the price, this is a GREAT cymbal. I found it one day while I was messing around at a local music store. I played on that cymbal, and I fell i love. I could not believe that was the price. It's hard for me to find a ride cymbal I like, I'm very picky. But this one stood out. There are better cymbals, but if you're on a budget, go for the Paiste PST3.
            Pretty Good Quality
            Value Is Pretty Good

             
            5.0

            great ride cymbal

            By bubuh456

            from Denver City, TX

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

            The pst3 ride is perfect for any player, the ride sounds better in softer tones than louder but either way works. Playing on the inner portion/edge of the cymbal gives it a great sound throughout the whole cymbal and the bell is pitched outstandingly. Overall, this cymbal is a great product

             
            5.0

            NICE RIDE SON

            By the fat one89

            from wakefield, ma

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

            ive had this cymbal for about 3 mounths now and i have to say it was well worth the money. this cymbal offers a nice sounding ping just like a ride should, and a uneque sounding bell, it sounds like a cow bell at times, i recomend it to beginers or drummers on a tight budget. but if you have a littel more money to spend try and go for a pst 5 ride cymbal those things are amazeing.

             
            5.0

            NICE RIDE!!!!

            By Kenny-z2Cgv

            from Colorado

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            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

            I bought this in december 2007 and it is awsome. I had never owned a ride and had wanted one that would sound perfect. If you are worried about the sound go to paiste.com and listen to it. Strait at of the box it has the tightest sound ever. I could stop playing it for like a month. Great buy for the price. My only problem is it rings quite a bit. But I think if I buy some rings for the stand it will go away.

             
            5.0

            Great low price ride!

            By The Rev-aId05

            from Ohio

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            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

            I've been a Paiste fan for a while. I'm on a tight budget so I don't get the higher priced stuff MOST of the time. I do own a discontinued Alpha Crystal Crash (love it!). Anyway, I know paiste can deliver no matter what line of cymbals it is. I needed a ride and listening to the sound samples on their site, I figured this was the one. I was right, although a little lower and darker pitched than i thought it is still bright and doesn't build up overtones! It is also great to crash on for those of you who do alot of crash/ride patterns like me! If you're on a budget, this is the ride to get!

             
            5.0

            Dark, Washy, Beautiful after breaking in

            By Squittle

            from North Carolina

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            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

            I've never heard a beginner cymbal so dark and warm, let alone a brass one. Paiste truly innovates once again with the beautiful PST 3 Ride. After breaking this cymbal in, its become very silky, dark, and washy; it sounds better than a lot of 500 dollar rides I've heard. Its a truly beautiful cymbal; I've had it for about half a year, and having broken it in with almost constant playing, the bell is now warm, musical, and cutting, and it rings like a chime or like a RBDR; the bow goes from bright and pingy to full and dark with a greatly pronounced ping, and the crashing, though it lacks a certain attack, is full and overpowering, and sort of goes up; its a great jazz ride. I love this ride so much, no matter how "beginner" it is. GET THIS CYMBAL.

             
            3.0

            Ok, not that great

            By Thursday1101101

            from Mad-city WI

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

            I've had this cymbal for about a month. I also own a 20 inch 201 paiste ride. The 201 is by far the better ride. I feel like the pst 3's (this goes for the entire line) just stop ringing the instant after you hit them. I play rock and metal and like to crash on my rides, and this one is horrible to crash/ride it because the sound instantly stops the second you hit it, and the sound you do get is just dirty and dull. Dull is the best word to describe the entire line of pst 3's and that is because they are so cheap. I WOULD STRONGLY suggest you save the extra 100 dollars (or 40 if just the ride) and you can get a pst 5 pair of hats, crash, and ride which sound AMAZING compared to the pst 3's. The sound is uncompareable! DONT BUY THIS CYMBAL EVEN IF YOU ARE A BEGGINER

             
            5.0

            Go For It Dude!!!

            By Archetype Crook

            from California

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

            Wonderful cymbal. For feature it has 20 inches of ridey goodness. No excessive ring. Bell almost sounds like a cowbell, which I think is really nice. If you play about an inch, inch and a half away from the bell you can get some amazing sound. High quality, very light weight. Amazing value, frankly it should be more expensive. It's a perfect "10" go for it dude!!!

             
            5.0

            Decent Cymbal

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

            I just got this cymbal and so far its pretty good. It rings forever when I don't have headphones on but it sounds amazing with them on. The bell is probably one of the best Ive worked with. It's a GREATTTT cymbal for the cost and it makes my kit look super snazzy. I recommend it, especially for beginners.

             
            5.0

            SWEET RIDE

            By ddrumer122

            from VA

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Paiste PST 3 Ride:

            this is an awsome ride. has a great washy sound and a nice ping on the bell. it leavs stick marks but there not easily seen and they dont effect the sound. this is an awsome price for an even better cymbal. BEST RIDE FOR THE PRICE. BUY NOW!

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