Paiste Giant Beat Cymbal Pack with Free 18" Crash

3-pc Cymbal Pack with 15" Hi-hats, 20" Crash, 24" Ride, and Free 18" Crash
Paiste Giant Beat Cymbal Pack with Free 18
Paiste Giant Beat Cymbal Pack with Free 18
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Classic Cymbal Soul for a New Generation

The Paiste Giant Beat cymbal pack transforms your kit into the greasiest blues and rock machine this side of 1960. Longtime Paiste players and fans of classic rock and country will recognize the Giant Beat sound instantly. Included in this cymbal pack are two buttery-smooth XL crashes, a Rubenesque ride with a woody attack and deliciously hollow midrange, and a plus-sized pair of hats with a defined chick and sloshy wash to power everything from your cheeriest train beats to your heaviest grooves. Join the ranks of countless drumming greats who established themselves in the heyday of rock 'n' roll, with the Paiste Giant Beat cymbal pack.

Classic-inspired makeover in a box

Sweetwater drummers love our modern cymbals. But for players who want something more vintage flavored, the Paiste Giant Beat series is a splendid option. These cymbals are a faithful reproduction of the original white-label Giant Beats established in 1967, played and adored by greats like John Bonham and Carmine Appice. Recapture the spirit of classic rock itself with the Paiste Giant Beat cymbal pack.

Not just for classic players

Paiste Giant Beats have also found a soft spot among modern rockers Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie) and Danny Leo (Kings of Leon). If you're a drummer who's looking to get away from the shiny and new, you're in for a treat with the Paiste Giant Beat cymbal pack.

Vintage character for the stage and studio

These Giant Beat reissues embody everything you love about the originals, able to inject your live performances and studio recordings with a rich, bold soul. Sweetwater drummers highly recommend the Giant Beat cymbal pack for classic country, raucous rock 'n' roll, and all shades of blues and soul in between.

Instant Bonzo inspiration

There are drummers who claim you can't authentically appropriate the pre-Houses of the Holy Bonham drum sound without 1) a particular-vintage acrylic drum kit and 2) a set of original white-label Giant Beats from the '60s. But for those of us without unlimited time and resources to troll for cymbals online, the Paiste Giant Beat cymbal pack does a great job of appropriating the classic Bonzo warmth and soul.

Paiste Giant Beat Cymbal Pack Features:

  • Reproduction of the original white-label Giant Beats of the late 1960s
  • A vintage-flavored cymbal makeover in a box
  • Able to inject your modern music with a classic soul
  • Great for rock, country, and blues
  • Warm, woody, and smooth
  • A key ingredient in the early John Bonham sound
  • Masterfully crafted from 2002 bronze (B8 bronze)
  • 15" hi-hats have a defined chick, prominent pump, and sloshy wash
  • 18" and 20" crashes are warm, smooth, and soulful
  • 24" ride has an underplayed attack, bright bell, and a great wash

Tech Specs

Series Giant Beat pack
Ride 24"
Crash 1 18"
Crash 2 20"
Hi Hats 15"
Material CuSn8 Bronze
Manufacturer Part Number 101GS18

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Worth every penny.

You know that feeling you got when Bonham laid into those sloshy hi-hats at the beginning of Rock and Roll? Or every crash that rang out in a long shimmering decay during the Immigrant Song? Yeah... this is the stuff dreams are made of.
Music background: 30ish years of ear shattering Rock and Roll.
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