14" Paiste Twenty Light Hats, 1311 and 934 grams from 2010
Serial numbers: # 1084586 and # 1004588
Excellent, used condition, almost as new, discontinued series
Sound characteristics: Full, soft, quick, light. Fairly wide range, fairly clean mix. Very dynamic and responsive feel.
A very rich, balanced and somewhat dark sound, which exhibits its full attack and distinct hiss very well over the full dynamic range.
Background: The continuous search for new ways to create cymbal sounds from manually malleable metals has taken Paiste back to the primal and archaic sound energy of traditional CuSn20 bronze. From such alloy, the Twenty series cymbals is made of and combines the Turkish ancient knowledge with the Swiss precision and time-honored methods. A symbiosis, a completely new blend of sound character
Innovation: To create hi-hat cymbals of true and dignified quality for highest demands of professional drummers and percussionists
Alloy: CuSn20, also know as Traditional Bronze
Production: Manual craftsmanship exclusively. Hand alloying, hand hammering, hand lathing. Proprietary manufacturing methods
Applications: Medium soft to loud settings. Live and recording. Pop, Blues, Soul, Rock, Jazz, Big Band, R B, Country, Acoustic Music, percussive settings, classical applications and Latin styles.
Users: Professional drummers, recording artists, studio owners. Sound enthusiasts and collectors.
Sound: Warm, broad, deep, sparkling, dark, oriental, trashy, bright and forceful. Cymbals with a certain raw and untamed sort of a mystical force, yet with the harmony, balance and consistent quality that is a Paiste trademark for decades.