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 Hi-Hat
- Mellow, warm, yet brilliant with a hissing shimmer.
- Medium range and fairly clean mix.
- Warm, light and woody open sound, paired with a well defined, soft chick-sound.
- A very classic hi-hat for multi-purpose application in different musical genres.
"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 hi-hats are available in diameters of 14", 15" and 16". While this indicates that the Giant Beats are aimed principally at rock drummers, the cymbals are not as loud as the sizes would suggest. The 14" hats are typically Paiste-like, producing a clean response that is straight down the middle in terms of frequency range. Beneath the bright shimmer is a warm and woody tone that lends itself to thick eighth-note figures and gives a soft stepping chick.
The two cymbals are fairly evenly matched, with a medium thin top being paired to a medium heavy bottom. Whereas thinner or more radically matched cymbals can sound complex or trashy, this combination gives the hats a mellowness that still cuts through." - Team
Paiste has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
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