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Paiste Masters 14" Thin Hi-Hat 640/830 g
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Masters started out as an assemblage of twelve rides - exquisite and laboriously hand-manufactured cymbals made of CuSn20 bronze to achieve superior sound ideals in various musical genres.
"The 14"Masters Thin hi-hats comprise a thin top and a medium-thin bottom. They have a vintage-like feel that's softer than most contemporary hi-hats, and the stick sound is wide and airy. These cymbals had a very wide dynamic range. They responded well to different stroke types (tip, shoulder, etc.), producing smooth, warm sounds that had more high-end clarity than papery vintage hi-hats. Very few metallic overtones were present, which made them ideal for recording situations where heavier, brighter hi-hats often bleed into other mics on the drumkit. The Masters Thin hi-hats could be hit hard, either closed or open, without fear of them becoming overwhelming. The 14"s were super-expressive at lower dynamics - Think Papa Jo Jones'smooth open-closed swing beat with the Count Basie big band." - Michael Dawson
"The hats are paired with a thin top cymbal and a medium thin bottom and will pitch bend when closed by applying pressure to the hi-hat pedal. Starting with the 14" pair, we’re struck by just how mellow they sound; it’s as though a sound engineer has smoothed off any top-end spikiness. There is some brightness present in the note but it’s of the most refined character - like the product of an exclusive Swiss finishing school. Such credentials don’t prevent them from responding instantly to the lightest of prompts, though. Played gently with stick tips the sound is as close to woody as you’ll ever get from a pair of hi-hats, while shouldering delivers a warm, broad note. Pushing further up the dynamic scale they tip into a lush wash." - Adam Jones
Paiste has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
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