This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2016 issue, which is available here.

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26″ Giant Beat and 2002 17″ Sound Edge Hi-Hats

Massive models for larger than-life grooves.

This year Paiste introduced a slew of new cymbals, including an entire line of heavily hammered 2002 Big Beats, signature rides for top artists like Carl Palmer and Danny Carey, and some massive hi-hats and rides in the 2002 and Giant Beat series. We were sent a pair of huge 17″ 2002 Sound Edge hi-hats and a mammoth 26″ Giant Beat crash/ride. Both are made by hand in Switzerland from B8 alloy. Let’s check them out!

Michael Dawson
For the complete review, check out the Novemberber 2016 issue, which is available here.


November Issue of Modern Drummer magazine Will Calhoun