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Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash Condition 2 - Blemished 886830927997

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Well suited for crash/ride type playing patterns.

Bright, full, energetic. Medium range with a fairly clean mix. Heavy, explosive feel. Massive crash with cutting power and projection. Well suited for higher volume musical settings.

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.

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Weight: heavy
Volume: medium to very loud
Stick sound: fairly washy
Intensity: lively
Sustain: long
Bell character: integrated

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

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PaistePST 5 Rock Crash
 
4.5

(based on 35 reviews)

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Great Cymbal, Even for a Lower Budget

If you're looking for a great rock cymbal that you can hammer home and still get a great tone out of every time for a great price compared to other quality cymbals, this is...Read complete review

If you're looking for a great rock cymbal that you can hammer home and still get a great tone out of every time for a great price compared to other quality cymbals, this is the way to go.
I've been an extremely hard hitting drummer for the past 6 or 7 years. I play with my cymbals relatively low, they aren't swinging above my head and yet and I've broken Zildjians, Sabians, and Wuhans. After joining a band, I decided I would need to replace my damaged cymbals. I didn't want to go cheap, but I didn't have the money for high-end cymbals. I don't like Zildjians or Sabians because I've had bad luck with them, so after hearing about Paiste cymbals, I researched them endlessly. I settled on buying the PST Rock Crash 16" to use as a crash cymbal next to my main crash cymbal that I use to ride on during rock choruses. (I used an 18" Wuhan Crash, and it was way too thin, the poor thing never had a chance. I don't think it was worth more than $50.) Back to the point, I bought the Paiste PST 5 back about 4 or 5 months ago, I've hammered it almost every day since, and there are no signs of wear or tear. I love this cymbal to death, it's loud enough to cut through at band practice, it's got a beautiful shiny finish, much better looking in person than in the picture, and it has a beautiful tone that makes you want to stop playing and listen to it fade away. It's not top of the line, I understand that there are cymbals that are better than this one, but for the price, I don't think it can be beat. After playing this Paiste, i never want to use any other brand again. It holds up great, and it has a beautiful, glassy, icy tone. I was surprised of this myself because the cymbal is only 16", but even the bell had a beautiful tone, not too washy, just enough of a ping for accents, I love it. This is a great cymbal, the price is almost unbeatable, it's such a deal. I'll never get rid of it. I'm now looking to get a Paiste RUDE Ride/Crash to replace my Wuhan because I'm so confident in Paiste.

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pst5's rule

I bought this 18 inch Rock crash about 6 months ago, its not bad for a practice cymbal but i realllllly wish i had gotten a thin crash. I love the pst5's with...Read complete review

I bought this 18 inch Rock crash about 6 months ago, its not bad for a practice cymbal but i realllllly wish i had gotten a thin crash. I love the pst5's with a passion. They are so inexpenseve, soooo durable, and sound amazing. Do not buy the pst5 ROCK crash. It is way too loud and way too dark and way too heavy. Really. The PST5's however are amazing. Get the thin or medium crash. This cymbal is way too heavy their description is wrong. If you want a bright cymbal trust me, get the thin or medium pst5.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Cymbal, Even for a Lower Budget

By Joseph Turchi

from New Jersey

Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

If you're looking for a great rock cymbal that you can hammer home and still get a great tone out of every time for a great price compared to other quality cymbals, this is the way to go.
I've been an extremely hard hitting drummer for the past 6 or 7 years. I play with my cymbals relatively low, they aren't swinging above my head and yet and I've broken Zildjians, Sabians, and Wuhans. After joining a band, I decided I would need to replace my damaged cymbals. I didn't want to go cheap, but I didn't have the money for high-end cymbals. I don't like Zildjians or Sabians because I've had bad luck with them, so after hearing about Paiste cymbals, I researched them endlessly. I settled on buying the PST Rock Crash 16" to use as a crash cymbal next to my main crash cymbal that I use to ride on during rock choruses. (I used an 18" Wuhan Crash, and it was way too thin, the poor thing never had a chance. I don't think it was worth more than $50.) Back to the point, I bought the Paiste PST 5 back about 4 or 5 months ago, I've hammered it almost every day since, and there are no signs of wear or tear. I love this cymbal to death, it's loud enough to cut through at band practice, it's got a beautiful shiny finish, much better looking in person than in the picture, and it has a beautiful tone that makes you want to stop playing and listen to it fade away. It's not top of the line, I understand that there are cymbals that are better than this one, but for the price, I don't think it can be beat. After playing this Paiste, i never want to use any other brand again. It holds up great, and it has a beautiful, glassy, icy tone. I was surprised of this myself because the cymbal is only 16", but even the bell had a beautiful tone, not too washy, just enough of a ping for accents, I love it. This is a great cymbal, the price is almost unbeatable, it's such a deal. I'll never get rid of it. I'm now looking to get a Paiste RUDE Ride/Crash to replace my Wuhan because I'm so confident in Paiste.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value

By FrankL

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

These Cymbals rock!. There is absolutely nothing on the market that touch these things in terms of bang for your buck. They sound great!Anyone who is complaining about breaking these cymbals needs to learn proper cymbal striking technique. Any cymbal you buy, if you hit it incorrectly with enough force, you're going to break it.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Beautiful Sounding Crash Cymbal

By Chanie Bernard

from Kaplan, Lousiana

Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

This Paiste PST5 Rock Crash is an amazing cymbal, especially for the money your paying for it. It is the best sounding crash cymbal I have ever heard, (I have the 18in). This cymbal has a great tone for any type of music but sounds great for that old Bonham style drumming (seeing as Bonham used Paiste's). The bell on it is clear and very bright and if you play this cymbal like a ride cymbal it sounds better than most ride cymbals out there on the market, and its a crash cymbal! Paiste did right by this cymbal and all their products are up to par with this one, as I use all Paiste cymbals. Great product, great value, what more could you ask for? Keep on Paiste and thank you for a great product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT CYMBAL!

By Jake-0PlbM

from Okinawa

Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

This cymbal is absoloutley amazing. I went down to guitar center to look for new cymbals, and was looking at the zildjian customs, but then I looked at the price, and for anyone on a budget this cymbal is the closest you will get to customs or AAX for the price! It may be a little more expensive than the other cymbals in its class, but its worth every penny. That and I am a very heavy hitter. The reason I was buying new cymbals is because my zildjian zbt cracked all the way to the bell. After 3 months this thing is still holding up like the day I first played it.

 
4.0

GREAT bargain

By The KYUSS SWORD

from Columbia, MO.

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      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      I play heavy rock and this cymbal sounds good for my basic sound. I'm primarily a paiste man and have been content for many years with their lower-mid price lines. This is no exception.

       
      5.0

      Good Choice

      By B. Rad

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      I havr been drumming for over 2 decades and has seen a lot of stuff come and go. I prefer the paiste 2002's but purchased the pst 5's as a practice setup. I have to sy i was amazed there was a difference in the sound but the work! My 2002's were lost at the airport (later found!) and i had to gig with the 5's the rocked great choice from begginers to pro's.

       
      5.0

      fantastic

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      I'm a devoted Paiste player I own the 16in. crash and I must say It's probably one of my favorite cymbals, it has great volume to it and great durability. Definitely reccomended to all.

       
      1.0

      pst5's rule

      By zildjian player

      from australia

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      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      I bought this 18 inch Rock crash about 6 months ago, its not bad for a practice cymbal but i realllllly wish i had gotten a thin crash. I love the pst5's with a passion. They are so inexpenseve, soooo durable, and sound amazing. Do not buy the pst5 ROCK crash. It is way too loud and way too dark and way too heavy. Really. The PST5's however are amazing. Get the thin or medium crash. This cymbal is way too heavy their description is wrong. If you want a bright cymbal trust me, get the thin or medium pst5.

       
      5.0

      19

      By Demonic Sweaters

      from NY, NY

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      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      Not a noob, been playing for 25 years and for a cheap cymbal these are great, I like the 19" way better than the Apha 18" medium I have and it cost like $50 less. They sound better than most others in their price range, but woudn't recommend getting anything smaller than an 18" It's got a nice musical tone and a sweet bell that is large and almost ride-like. It didn't get a 5 because very few cymbals get a 5 in my book, but this one is a great buy.

       
      5.0

      Very nice cymbal

      By stargazer93

      from Russell Springs, KY

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      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      If I could go back in time I would get the 18 inch because of the lower tone. This cymbal sounds a little higher pitched than most 16" cymbals despite its heaviness. But other than that, this is one of the best cymbals Ive ever played. Its heavy and sturdy. It can hold up to hard hits, but it sounds best when hit lightly and makes for a very good ride despite the fact that its a 16" but dont let that fool you. It has a very high pitched ring to it. So if your looking for an alternative ride, or a high pitched crash, this will oddly enough work either way. Although, I would prefer an 18" Crash/Ride. Either way, the entire Paiste PST 5 Rock series is a very high quality line of cymbals. Buy all of them if you want some good cymbals that wont burn a hole in your wallet...or just buy the neccesities, preferably a ride, a 16" and an 18" depending on the tone youre looking for. Ive heard the hi-hats are nice too.

       
      5.0

      great for the price

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      I just got my 19" a week ago and so far I a have no complaints about it. It is very explosive, loud and suprisingly has a very deep tone compared to my 18" zildjian zbt crash. Its almost as deep as a 20+ ride. There is a ring that doesnt go away but thats not a problem. Hence, I would no doubt about it recommend that any type of drummer buy this.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Its cheap, good brand, Im Happy w/ it

      By Blake Schneiderhan

      from MN

      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      I bought this cymbal because all I had was a pair of zbt high hats, a B8 18" thin crash and a B8 ride. I got the 16" crash and im pretty happy with it it adds more variety when i play now. the only thing i dont like is that to me, it sounds to weak or soft. Im a drummer who doesnt know much about drums (just know how to play) but all in all im happy with the product

       
      5.0

      Impressive

      By Percussive One

      from Ohio

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      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      I'm a seasoned drummer playing to the styles of Hard Rock and Metal. I have two of the 18" Rock crashes and they sound killer. I have beat these things over and over for over three years now with no problems. The cymbal records very well and my personal favorite feature is the cymbal swells you can achieve off of this. I would compare this to a 2002 series power crash mixed with a Alpha Rock crash. It doesn't sound like a beginner cymbal at all. I have actually just added 2 of the 19" ones and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome

       
      5.0

      Paiste pst 5 rock crash 19

      By vanhalendrum1984

      from clovis, CA

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      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      I just got the 19" model and this cymbal is great. i will use it as my primary crash. to me, this cymbal sounds better than the Paiste Alpha rock crash line.

       
      5.0

      What a Cymbal!

      By PrimusFan-4uEBU

      from Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

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      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      This Cymbal is very good! It is cheap and it is very durable, I have had it for around 6 months with no signs of cracking. It has a very loud and darker sound or it can have a medium crash sound, it depends on how you hit it. Overall I recommended this cymbal for those on a budget =.

       
      4.0

      Good

      By Blake Manning

      from Florida

      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      I got this Cymbal in Sept of 08. I use a diffrent variety of cymbals such as the Zildjian A Customs, I was broke at the time when I bought it and I need a cheap good sounding cymbal. So I read the reveiws and it had pretty good feedback so i orderd one online. I play in a pop/punk/alterintive band and I play Metal just for fun sometimes, it jusr recently cracked about a month ago. It only lasted about 4 months. I am a really heavy hitter. Anybody know a cheap cymbal that sounds good and doesnt crack easy?

       
      5.0

      Review

      By moooo

      from PA

      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      My drummer has an 18" rock crash. It's a significant improvement over his 16" Sabian B8pro. It has a really nice, full, somewhat bright sound. Kind of high-pitched for an 18". Paiste's website has a fairly accurate sound clip of it, although there's a strange lowish-pitched overtone that you can't hear. It's not really noticeable unless that cymbal is the only loud noise present at the time, so it's really not a problem. I was surprised how accurate the sound clip online was. I know Zildjian and Sabian's sounclips do not in any way resemble the actual cymbal. This is a great piece of metal that sounds better than some Zildjians costing way more, and it clearly surpasses any Zildjian in its price range.

       
      5.0

      great cymbals

      By mikeekim

      from marshall, mi

      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      i bought the pst 5 rock pack that came with the rock ride, rock hats, and the 16" rock crash. these are very beautiful sounding cymbals. a friend of mine bought the 16" pst 5 medium crash and even he thinks my rock crash is better sounding than his medium crash.

       
      5.0

      sweet paiste crash

      By GpDRUMMERwal2ki-JS7nk

      from Orland Park, IL

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      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      this is an awesome crash cymbal. no questions asked. sure its sheet but hey its still great. this thing is so durable. i play all kinds of music and however hard i play it doesnt matter. great sound too.

       
      5.0

      durable, bright, good sustain. great price.

      By jacob ballard

      from Wi

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      Comments about Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash:

      not a bad cymbal by any means. nice and durable, bright with good sustain. if your a Paiste guy not looking to break your wallet this is your cymbal. i couldn't afford another 2002 so i got this. iv'e played the 18 ride/crash and 22 rock ride as well and they all play very nicely.

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