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Where to buy, how to cleaning etc...

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Post Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:10 pm

I think the Paiste 2002's and Giant Beats are fantastic. I probably would have bought some 2002's instead of my A Customs if they hadn'd been so much more expensive. I love the way Giant Beats sound too, but I just don't have a need for something that loud at the moment.
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Post Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:25 pm

They're harder to find here in Vancouver, but if they were good enough for Bonham, they're good enough for me.
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Post Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:08 am

im a paiste man myself i think the interesting thing is (because im from england. . thus europe) its the opposite, the shops are crowded with paiste cymbals and not enough zildjian and sabian and they're on average 10% cheaper too so yeah, long live paiste
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Post Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:05 pm

Depends on where you're at. Around here in the great Midwest it's Paiste which is the more expensive cymbal in town. Guitar Center has more Paiste than anyplace around here.
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Post Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:27 pm

golfchance wrote:I was a dedicated Paiste user for years. But then I acquired a couple of used Zildjians (and a Wuhan) that I love, so now I just mix and match as desired. Paistes (especially the signature series) sound absolutely incredible, but they are fragile. I've got a whole pile of ruined Paistes. Another reason I am no longer concerned with brand loyalty.
If I were to get back into drumming and had to buy new cymbals, I would look at Sabians first I think.

I've been playing Paiste for years and have only broken two cymbals that were second hand, heavily used, and thin to begin with. I am a heavy handed hitter on the cymbals and I haven't noticed ANY damage whatsoever on my signature, 2002, or Rude's; although I did break a 2002 18" Novo China along with a Traditional 18" Thin Crash.

Either way, I think its a big misconception that Paiste break more easily. Buy cymbals for your style, I've broken more Sabian's and Zildjian's personally myself (which I used before Paiste). Don't buy lots of really thin cymbals if you're going to be playing ruff.

WEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Paiste are the most musical cymbals in the world PERIOD.