2002 Big Beat represent a modernized, yet timeless interpretation of the legendary 2002 sound. Visually, the cymbals feature a distinctly new hammering pattern for the 2002 family, a slightly darkened, semi-matted finish and simplified black logos to distinguish the Big Beat set. With the 2002 Big Beat models, we take the 2002 sound into a new realm, while preserving the legendary 2002 heritage.
2002 Big Beat Hi-Hat
Full, warm, deep, wide.
Medium wide range, complex mix.
Responsive, giving feel.
Broad stick over full, fat, wet open sound.
Rich, pronounced, deep chick.
Big, driving, versatile hi-hats for wide ranging settings.
"Big Beats are made from Paiste's 2002 alloy, B8 bronze or CuSn8, with 92 percent copper and eight percent tin. This alloy has more of an orange-brown tint than B20 bronze's silvery-gold. Then the Big Beats are slightly darkened with what Paiste calls a 'semi-matted' finish and there's a new, more striking all-over hammering pattern. Profiles are classic with not too prominent bells, while the weights are on the medium-thin side. Characterised by a softness and warmth of tone we'd previously associated with B20 alloy cymbals, we're not even sure we would have thought it possible to make B8 cymbals this temperate and buttery. We are pretty sure Paiste has never come up with anything quite like this before. They are darker and warmer than the 2002s, partly because of the medium-thin weight and also the special hammering and finishing. Overall the single cymbals are all broad with a complex wash and can give quite a bit of volume, but are not aggressive - more engagingly enveloping and supporting. That settling character carries over to the hats. The 16" hats made us surprised just how manageable they were. Pocket players like Steve Jordan and Herman Matthews sometimes prefer large diameter hats. We recall seeing Herman Matthews playing 18" hats with Tom Jones. He explained to Rhythm, "They're a little darker so they get out of the way of the vocalist." All the Big Beats had that unhurried, uncluttered, calming vibe." - Geoff Nicholls
Paiste has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
This is a pre-order which ships out from the supplier within one month.