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Paiste PST 5 Universal Cymbal Set 14/16/20  

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Overview
  • 14" medium hats
  • 16" medium crash
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $565.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $226.00
  • Your Price:
    $33900

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The Paiste PST 5 Universal Cymbal Set features 14" medium hats, 16" medium crash, 20" medium ride.

Medium Hats

Warm, full. Fairly wide range, moderately complex mix. Even, responsive feel. Full, bright, open sound with a defined solid chick sound.

Medium Crash

Full, energetic and powerful. Fairly clean mix, medium-wide range. Even, responsive feel.

Medium Ride

Bright, full, warm. Medium range, clean mix. Even, balanced feel. Clear ping over controlled, clean wash.

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
  • 14" medium hats
  • 16" medium crash

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

 
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PaistePST 5 Universal Cymbal Set 14/16/20
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

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Great....Starter Pack.

I've been drumming for a few years now, on sets belonging to others/my church, and I finally was able to get my own real drums and cymbals. I didn't have a wide...Read complete review

I've been drumming for a few years now, on sets belonging to others/my church, and I finally was able to get my own real drums and cymbals. I didn't have a wide range of options; my budget was short of great, so I thought a pack would be more economical.

Indeed this universal pack is economical, however," the 16"" crash included is really awful", so in essence, you're pretty much paying for hi-hats and a ride.

The hi-hats sound good enough," however they are qute ""clangy"". This is the only word I can think of to describe it. Instead of a good ""SSS"" sound"," you get more of a ""HAAAAH"" thing going on. (the sound you make to imitate a stadium crowd). But they do the job.

The ride is the best part of this set. The body has a pretty good sound", as does the bell to a lesser extent, but the crash creates an annoyingly low overtone, so it's not good for crashing, but good for riding.

So if you really want this set, GET A BETTER CRASH. Other wise, it's good. But like how everything that's economical says....Wait until you can afford something better. Really. You'll have to upgrade certainly at some point.

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Paiste

Paiste is the worst cymbal EVER! It is so terrible, it made my ears bleed.

Paiste is the worst cymbal EVER! It is so terrible, it made my ears bleed.

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5.0

Worth the difference, durable.

By Big Al K9

from Central Florida

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Pros

  • Beautiful Finish
  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack
  • Full Crash
  • Responsive Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jazz
    • Pop
    • RB
    • Rock

    Comments about Paiste PST 5 Universal Cymbal Set 14/16/20:

    Loved this set, much better quality than the Sabian B8 entry pack. Love it. Warm sound.

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    5.0

    Paiste PST 5 - Great Beginner's Set of Cymbals

    By Timothy Evans

    from Maryland

    Comments about Paiste PST 5 Universal Cymbal Set 14/16/20:

    I am new to drumming and this 14/16/20 unversal set is my first set of cymbals. I subsequently added a PST 5 18" crash and splash. These PST 5 cymbals are great! I especially like the 20" ride -- it can get loud on you if you're not careful with it, but that can be useful in playing rock patterns, and the nice stick definition and not too much wash (with a little softer playing) makes it good for jazz too. The hats are nice and crisp. I think the 16" crash is a little thin and "canny" sounding but that may be my bias in virtually all cymbals I've heard towards lower-pitched 18" cymbals (as shown by the fact that I prefer the 18" PST 5 crash that subsequently bought for this set). I matched these cymbals with a Ludwig CS Custom Elite all-birch set (no longer made and that's too bad) and I think I have a good standard set up for a long time to come. I don't have enough experience playing other cymbals to effectively compare with these, but Paiste has sold me on the PST 5's for a beginning drummer. So I think I'll be staying with Paiste and moving up in their line of cymbals when the time comes...

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    4.0

    Great Value For The Money.. Nice Set

    By Cdogg999

    from Shamokin ,PA

    Comments about Paiste PST 5 Universal Cymbal Set 14/16/20:

    I am a active musician from Pa, i been playin drums for 5 yrs now and just got these cymbals not too long ago.. i must say the crash is brilliant, very responsive, the hi hats are nice for the value they have a nice trashy sound to them if there open, if there closed they create a light powerful tone, if you use them for stage or show your gonna need a good mic. as far as the ride, i couldnt care for it has too much of a "pingy" noise to it and dies very quick i suggest a higher up paiste ride such as the alphas or rudes this ride is not what you want if you are in to metal/ hard rock overall it is a great cymbal set for the price

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great....Starter Pack.

    Comments about Paiste PST 5 Universal Cymbal Set 14/16/20:

    I've been drumming for a few years now, on sets belonging to others/my church, and I finally was able to get my own real drums and cymbals. I didn't have a wide range of options; my budget was short of great, so I thought a pack would be more economical.

    Indeed this universal pack is economical, however," the 16"" crash included is really awful", so in essence, you're pretty much paying for hi-hats and a ride.

    The hi-hats sound good enough," however they are qute ""clangy"". This is the only word I can think of to describe it. Instead of a good ""SSS"" sound"," you get more of a ""HAAAAH"" thing going on. (the sound you make to imitate a stadium crowd). But they do the job.

    The ride is the best part of this set. The body has a pretty good sound", as does the bell to a lesser extent, but the crash creates an annoyingly low overtone, so it's not good for crashing, but good for riding.

    So if you really want this set, GET A BETTER CRASH. Other wise, it's good. But like how everything that's economical says....Wait until you can afford something better. Really. You'll have to upgrade certainly at some point.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Forget ZBTs, ZXTs and B8s!

    By moldyman

    from Washington

    Comments about Paiste PST 5 Universal Cymbal Set 14/16/20:

    They cost more than my drumset I bought on sale! But they are absolutely worth it. Paiste has done what other big names have missed: Make a budget cymbal pack that sounds like it's worth the money you spent on it.The hihat is decently defined and has a decent amount of washy crash when played loose. The crash sounds very very nice, very much like an intermediate bright crash (almost as good as an AAX or somewhat close to an A Custom). The ride is... meh. I mean, it performs the job decently enough, but the bell isn't very pronounced, and the wash takes too much away from the ping of your stick.Overall, buy these. You won't be replacing them with anything less than top of the line cymbals, like me!

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A VERY GOOD UPGRADE

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Paiste PST 5 Universal Cymbal Set 14/16/20:

    My dad got me these cymbals to upgrade from my Zildjian ZBTs and what a difference. They sound so much better than my ZBTs. They're a little bit quieter, but I think thats just the lack of the horrible ear shattering quality of ZBTs. PST5s have a clear, defined, beautiful sound with a perfect amount of wash. I would recommend them to anyone.

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    5.0

    Awesome!!!!

    By Drummer69

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Paiste PST 5 Universal Cymbal Set 14/16/20:

    These are a very awesome set of cymbals for the price, the only very minor flaw of this set is the ride's bell, other then that you cannot go wrong with this set of cymbals, I honestly believe that these are the best for the price range (and even some higher priced cymbals).

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    4.0

    New Paiste Cymbal Set

    By RenoRebel

    from Reno

    Comments about Paiste PST 5 Universal Cymbal Set 14/16/20:

    Now I'm no expert, just picked up drums this year, but I think theses cymbals sound pretty good. Ride is great, bell's a little smaller than my friends Zil I'm used to playing on but the overall sound is great. Crash is cool, doesn't knock me out but that's it's only flaw. Hats, on the other hand, let me down. The closed sound is ok, maybe a little bland, but open they are terrible. It takes me out of my zone to suddenly hear that crashing noise from my left. I plan on replacing them with Sabian AAX's.

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    5.0

    get these now

    By Brian J.

    from Ctrus Heights

    Comments about Paiste PST 5 Universal Cymbal Set 14/16/20:

    i have had these for four years and they have never needed more than a cleaning real durable for medium weight crashes get them

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweet Cymbals

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Paiste PST 5 Universal Cymbal Set 14/16/20:

    I love the crash it is bright and dry. The hats are great for the "tst" sound and the ride is a little too washy and the bell is weak but other than that it is a great ride. I'm more of a paiste guy but in this price range you can get yourself some better sounding Sabian B8pros.

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