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Paiste PST 5 China

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Medium bright, full, slightly raw and dark. Medium range, focused, complex mix. Explosive, breathy, shattering crash; fairly bright and trashy.The PS...Click To Read More About This Product

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Very powerful, energetic china with wide musical application.

Medium bright, full, slightly raw and dark. Medium range, focused, complex mix. Explosive, breathy, shattering crash; fairly bright and trashy.

The PST 5 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.

For the manufacture of PST 5 cymbals, Paiste uses the same high-grade bronze alloy as in its professional class.

FEATURES
  • Weight: medium heavy
  • Volume: medium to very loud
  • Stick sound: fairly washy
  • Intensity: very lively
  • Sustain: medium long
  • Bell character: integrated
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PaistePST 5 China
 
4.8

(based on 25 reviews)

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    (21)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Paiste PST - Pro Quality at Working Man Prices

I love the Paiste sound, and thanks to the PST-5 series and Musician's Friend, I can afford it!A beautiful, affordable cymbal made from the classic Paiste 2002 bronze alloy, and it...Read complete review

I love the Paiste sound, and thanks to the PST-5 series and Musician's Friend, I can afford it!A beautiful, affordable cymbal made from the classic Paiste 2002 bronze alloy, and it sounds great. Has a nice metallic ping on its bell, a trashy, dark, shimmering sound on the body, and an earth-shattering, almost gong-like crash when struck on its edge. Mine is mounted upside-down for this purpose. I use nothing but Paiste PST's on my kit, because their process ant technology make them far superior to Sabian and Zildjian's low-end (budget) offerings. This is the best "Cheap" china I ever heard, and will serve me nicely until I can hopefully someday afford my own set of Paiste Signature Reflectors.I would recomend these to anybody!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's Okay....

Overall, it's pretty good. Nice sound, kinda like a crash, but china-y.. if that makes any sense. However, it's not that well made. A couple weeks in its starting to...Read complete review

Overall, it's pretty good. Nice sound, kinda like a crash, but china-y.. if that makes any sense. However, it's not that well made. A couple weeks in its starting to BEND. Its pretty good for the money, but if you can save up I'd recommend buying better quality.

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4.0

recomended

By Aaronkidwell74

from florida

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Comments about Paiste PST 5 China:

first off, I ordered this cymbal and it came in within great time. the sound on this isn't that bad actually. I was expecting a brighter more splash tone to it but it turns out it's great for breakdowns.Great for the price and it seems pretty durable so it should last the buyer. if your looking for a metal/hardcore sound, then this is the one you want.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

band loves it

By MrKushKing

from huntsville AL

Comments about Paiste PST 5 China:

If you play metal i would really stop buying booz and save up for this...it's insaine..the sound of it blows my ears out with blood and joy. i would really get this if i was you.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Add that

By DrumConnoisseur

from Las Vegas

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Comments about Paiste PST 5 China:

This cymbal is a great, low-cost way to add that trashy feel to any style of music. It works well as an accent, but repeated hits is where this china really shines. The tone is a good wash, and it decays fast enough to use it like a ride cymbal. Out of all the cymbals I own, this is one of the best chinas by far, especially for what I paid.

 
3.0

It's Okay....

By HkwNbl

from Ithaca, NY

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Really Bright
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

  • Bending
  • Poor-ish Quality

Best Uses

  • Soundtracks
  • Studio Drumset

Comments about Paiste PST 5 China:

Overall, it's pretty good. Nice sound, kinda like a crash, but china-y.. if that makes any sense. However, it's not that well made. A couple weeks in its starting to BEND. Its pretty good for the money, but if you can save up I'd recommend buying better quality.

 
5.0

Great china

By Drumkid502

from Kansas

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Comments about Paiste PST 5 China:

I got this cymbal about a month and a half ago and I am very happy. It was an impulse buy, but I am so glad I bought it. I have the 18 inch version and love it. Very good trashy sound. I wanted an overpowering china with a good decay but not instant, and this has given it to me. Perfect for breakdowns, fast or slow, an opening for a fill, or just as an effect. For the price this is simply the best their is. PST 5's are some of the best cymbals for the money. So if you thinking about buying this china.....do it!

 
5.0

My China Search is Over

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Paiste PST 5 China:

I have the 18". I didn't expect much when I saw the price but I was pleasantly surprised by this cymbal's tone qualities. When played as a ride, the middle portion of the cymbal has a very nice typical china sound where the stick pings all sort of blend together. However, unlike many other chinas I've played, the outer flange allows each ping to be deciphered individually while accompanied by a soft warm background ring. The sound you get when you whack the edge like a crash cymbal is as stated in the product description---very nice.

 
5.0

Best for the price.

By Punk Hater/NU-Metal Lover

from Nacogdoches, TX

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Comments about Paiste PST 5 China:

Well, after having bad luck with cymbal purchasing, I decided to look at another brand..Paiste. My Zildjans wouldn't last more than a year. But on to my review: This is probably one of the best chinas that you will find for the price. The sound is great, its very durable, and its cheap. You CANNOT go wrong with this cymbal.

 
5.0

Pst 5

By xGoosetavOx

from Virginia Beach, VA

Comments about Paiste PST 5 China:

If your looking for a china that will cut through virtually ANY mix, this is the one for you. You can really hear it shine through. For the price I think it's a good buy. I play fairly hard, nothing to crazy, thin cymbals normally last me about a year. This china has held up very well. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable china.

 
5.0

Very nice china.

By David-eNWRb

from Los Gatos, California

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Comments about Paiste PST 5 China:

This has got to be my favorite china that I've ever heard. Very good all-around china with a sound that isn't too piercing, like some chinas can be.

 
5.0

Paiste PST - Pro Quality at Working Man Prices

By Towellie

from Knoxville, TN

See all my reviews

Comments about Paiste PST 5 China:

I love the Paiste sound, and thanks to the PST-5 series and Musician's Friend, I can afford it!A beautiful, affordable cymbal made from the classic Paiste 2002 bronze alloy, and it sounds great. Has a nice metallic ping on its bell, a trashy, dark, shimmering sound on the body, and an earth-shattering, almost gong-like crash when struck on its edge. Mine is mounted upside-down for this purpose. I use nothing but Paiste PST's on my kit, because their process ant technology make them far superior to Sabian and Zildjian's low-end (budget) offerings. This is the best "Cheap" china I ever heard, and will serve me nicely until I can hopefully someday afford my own set of Paiste Signature Reflectors.I would recomend these to anybody!

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