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Paiste Giant Beat Hi-Hats 16 in. Toptrue true
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A very classic hi-hat for multi-purpose application in different musical genres.
Original Introduction: 1967
Background: Paiste develops the Formula 602 in the late 1950's from the traditional 20% Bronze, a cymbal line rooted in Jazz and acoustic Rock 'n' roll that exhibits a cool, rich, sophisticated sound character and gains us the first wave of international notoriety - Yet the company does not rest, experiments with CuSn8 bronze alloy, and pioneers CuSn8 cymbals in 1963 - Around the same time, the world is experiencing the rapid expansion of Rock music, which emerges forcefully from the foundations of Blues, Folk, Country and Rock 'n' Roll as bands like the Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Animals, Beatles, Kinks and the Who take the stage - The electrified sound they generate is groundbreaking - Popular music, simply stated, becomes loud and irreverent - The bronze alloy Paiste is already working which turns out to be perfect for the new soundscape with its amplified volume and frequencies - In 1967 Paiste launches Giant Beat cymbals, which are characterized by warmth, strength and brilliance such as drummers had not known before
Innovation: The Paiste Giant Beat is the first cymbal series to be manufactured from the coveted CuSn8 Bronze, "2002 Bronze"
Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as "2002 Bronze"
Cymbal Production: Manual Craftsmanship - Hand Hammering, Hand Lathing
Applications: Soft to loud settings - Live and Recording - Country, R&B, Rock, Jazz-Rock
Users: Working Musicians, Enthusiasts - Drummers eager to re-capture Paiste vintage cymbal sounds from the late 60's
Sound: Bright, warm, with a complex array of full and dark presence
Looks: Dark, earthy, transparent surface texture with even, balanced hammering and lathing patterns, vintage "Giant Beat" silk-screen
Recognition: Paiste Giant Beat cymbals are used by drummers who were participants in the defining days of Rock n' Roll
- Weight: medium thin top / medium heavy bottom
- Volume: soft to medium loud
- Stick Sound: defined
- Intensity: medium lively
- Sustain: medium
- Chick Sound: soft, tight
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