This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2016 issue, which is available here.
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!
For the complete review, check out the Novemberber 2016 issue, which is available here.