Paiste Heavy Hi-Hat

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Description

Innovations

  • Fairly dark, sizzling, full. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Even responsive feel. Strong, bright, silvery open sound. Strong, full, heavy chick sound. Extremely versatile and energetic hi-hat.
    Weight medium heavy top / heavy bottom Volume medium soft to very loud Stick Sound defined Intensity lively Sustain medium Chick Sound full, defined (3)

Signature

  • Heavier than the Medium, and a brighter, stronger sound. Tight stick sound, with great projection. Well suited for heavy, loud situations. (2)
  • Very bright, full, brilliant. Full frequency range, balanced, clean mix. Responsive feel. Bright, full open sound. Fat, cutting chick sound. Good for heavier playing.
    Weight medium heavy top / extra heavy bottom Volume medium to very loud Stick Sound pronounced Intensity lively Sustain medium Chick Sound full, cutting (3)

Signature Precision

  • Very bright, clear, forceful, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Powerful, bright open sound, full, penetrating chick sound. Controllable, pungent hi-hat for precise playing in loud to very loud situations.
    Weight medium heavy top/heavy bottom Volume medium to very loud Stick Sound clear, dry Intensity lively Sustain medium Chick Sound bright, full (4)

Sound Formula

  • Like the Medium Heavy, these have the tight, silvery, warm sound but with more power. An excellent recording and live hi-hat, adaptable to many musical styles. (2)

Visions

  • A strong and powerful overall sound with both warmth and sharpness. A tight stick sound and good washy quality when played half open. (2)

2002

  • Medium thick cymbals with a high, full and definite sound. Closed Hi-Hat sound is thick for solid stick playing. Designed expressly for today’s heavy players who need durable, powerful cymbals. (1)
  • Heavier than the Medium, with a brighter, stronger sound. Higher in pitch, with a tighter stick sound and great projection. For heavy volume situations. (2)
  • Brilliant, warm, full, high pitched. Wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Bright, strong, full open sound. Versatile hi-hat for energetic playing. A rock classic.
    Weight medium heavy top / heavy bottom Volume medium to very loud Stick Sound pronounced Intensity lively Sustain medium Chick Sound crisp, full (3)

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Information from:

  1. 1979 PAISTE Catalog
  2. 1998 PAISTE.com
  3. 2001 PAISTE Catalog
  4. 2019 PAISTE.com