Paiste Sound Edge Hi-Hat

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Description

Alpha

  • A high pitched, articulate stick sound accompanied by a defined chick sound. Good projecting wash when half open. For moderate to loud situations. (2)
  • Bright, high pitched, warm. Full range, clean mix. Responsive feel. Full, bright, energetic open sound. Cutting, full chick sound. Very controllable hi-hat well suited for precise playing.
    Weight medium thin top / medium heavy bottom Volume medium to loud Stick Sound pronounced Intensity lively Sustain medium Chick Sound sharp, cutting (4)
  • Bright, warm, edgy, cutting. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Responsive, fairly soft feel. Full, energetic, roaring open sound. Very versatile hi-hat for precise playing in many musical genres.
    Weight medium light top / medium heavy bottom Volume medium to loud Stick Sound bright, glassy Intensity very lively Sustain medium long Chick Sound sharp, crisp (5)

Black Alpha

  • Bright, warm, edgy, cutting. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Responsive, fairly soft feel. Full, energetic, roaring open sound. Very versatile hi-hat for precise playing in many musical genres. The Colorsound Coating adds bite to the attack, focuses the overtones and adds raw presence to the overall sound character.
    Weight medium light top / medium heavy bottom Volume medium to loud Stick Sound bright, glassy Intensity very lively Sustain medium long Chick Sound sharp, crisp (5)

Formula 602

  • Rich, silvery, bright, somewhat mellow. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Quick and responsive feel with a soft and warm touch. Very controllable. Full, round and energetic open sound, paired with a light and airy chick sound. Ideal for playing at moderate volume level and a wide range of studio applications.
    Weight medium top / medium bottom Volume medium low to medium loud Stick Sound soft, fairly dry Intensity lively Sustain medium Chick Sound airy, light, papery (6)

RUDE

  • A new Hi-Hat sound: very brilliant, not only in the peak levels but especially also in the mid and low frequency areas. An extremely wide and full sound spectrum with large volume and warm sound character. (3)
  • Raw, funky characteristics with a brighter, less dry sound due to the rippled bottom. A perfect Sound Edge hi-hat for heavy players. (2)
  • Very bright, raw, full, energetic. Fairly wide range, fairly complex mix. Heavy, controllable feel. Full, dirty, loud open sound. Sharp, cutting, strong chick sound. The sound edge for heavy players.
    Weight medium top / heavy bottom Volume loud to very loud Stick Sound pronounced Intensity lively Sustain medium Chick Sound sharp, cutting (4)

Signature

  • Both the stick and chick sound are very bright, sharp and cutting. Great splashy sound when played slightly open, with strong projection, for medium to loud situations. (2)
  • Bright, full, warm, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, focused mix. Responsive feel. Bright, aggressive open sound. Sharp, cutting chick sound. Excellent for articulate playing.
    Weight medium top / medium heavy bottom Volume medium soft to loud Stick Sound pronounced Intensity lively Sustain medium Chick Sound sharp, cutting (4)

Signature Precision

  • Bright, cutting, brilliant with a warm touch. Wide range, clean mix. Quick, responsive feel. Sharp open sound, strong, cutting chick sound. Piercing hi-hat for articulate, precise playing.
    Weight medium top/medium heavy bottom Volume medium low to loud Stick Sound bright, defined Intensity lively Sustain medium Chick Sound bright, cutting (7)

Sound Formula

  • A very cutting, sharp sounding Sound Edge hi-hat, with a clean stick sound and high pitched wash. For moderate to loud situations. (2)

2002

  • Lively, brilliant medium weight cymbals with rippled sound Edge bottom cymbal. No air lock and the chick sound cuts and carries. Very responsive for stick work up to a moderately loud volume level. (1)
  • A classic. The unique rippled bottom prevents air lock, giving an overall sharp chick and splashy open sound. Very clear projection. (2)
  • Medium bright, full, warm, brilliant. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Fast, responsive feel. Full, bright, energetic open sound. Sharp, full chick sound. The original, patented, wavy bottom hi-hat.
    Weight medium top / medium heavy bottom Volume medium soft to loud Stick Sound pronounced Intensity lively Sustain medium Chick Sound sharp, pronounced (4)

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Information from:

  1. 1979 PAISTE catalog
  2. 1998 PAISTE.com
  3. early 80's PAISTE RUDE Leaflet
  4. 2001 PAISTE catalog
  5. 2009 PAISTE.com
  6. 2011 PAISTE.com
  7. 2019 PAISTE.com