These venerable cymbals – developed during the 1960’s rapid expansion of popular music – were faithfully recreated and re-launched by Paiste in 2005. Giant Beat cymbals offer the big, warm, brilliant vintage sound that takes you straight back to the roots of Rock.
Giant Beat «Multifunction»
Deep, dark, rich, brilliant, warm.
Wide range, fairly complex mix.
Even, balanced, very responsive feel.
Pearly, wooden ping over a wide, deep, full wash.
Big, swelling crash sound.
Strong, articulate embedded bell.
An ultimate classic sound, developed in 1967 during one of popular music's most revolutionary eras.
"Paiste's greatest endorsee is the mighty John Bonham and, 25 years after his untimely death, his association with Paiste is stronger than ever. One of Bonzo's most admirable traits was that he did what he did with the minimum of gear. Yes, he used big drums, but despite Led Zeppelin's enormous success he was never tempted to stray far from his five-piece set-up. A similar economy informed his choice of cymbals and up until the introduction of Paiste's 2002 cymbals in 1971, Bonham used - Giant Beats. The multi-functionals, despite their largish diameters, they are not excessively heavy. The larger sized multi-functionals are a fair slab of metal, but again, weighs less than you might expect. In an age of Cool/Dark/Dry/Power rides it's a pleasant surprise to be presented with a general purpose ride cymbal. In other words, one that goes 'ting' on the body, 'ping' on the bell and does everything else in between with a good deal of warmth and expression. There is plenty of wash generated - unsurprising for a cymbal two feet across - but it is a silvery, sweet wash that decays gently. When you strike them hard, the ride opens for a huge crash that sits exceptionally well with the 18" and 20" multi-functionals. Warming it with a mallet meanwhile produces an amazing sounding gong-like swell." - Team
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.