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RARE VINTAGE Paiste 13” 404 ULTRA PAPER THIN Hihats 517 640 g YES 13s”!!

Original price $259.99 - Original price $259.99
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$259.99 - $259.99
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  • Here’s a pretty hard-to-find pair of 40 year Vintage Paiste Black Label Paper Thin Hi Hats.

  • And these are the THIRTEENS!  I have never seen the 13s” before. I’m not even sure they were available in the US. 

  • These are some of the thinnest hihats Paiste ever made. 

  • The 404s replaced the Original Giant Beats - but they’re even thinner - if you can imagine that. 

  • Hard to Find Paiste 404 Paiste 13” Medium Hi Hats. 

  • And they’re ULTRA PAPER THIN! Some of the thinnest Paiste hi hats you will ever see! 

  • According to Toomas Paiste, Paiste discontinued the 404s because they were “too good.”  

  • A stunning 517 and 640 grams. I mean that’s ultra paper thin! 

  • Light, airy, whispy, delicately complex, incredibly responsive.

  • Imagine if Paiste made paper-thin 1940s Trans Stamp Hi Hats out of the 2002 alloy - this would be them.

  • And these being the extremely rare 13s”, they’re quicker and faster playing than the 14” models.  

  • Overall clean for being 40 years  old.  They really do play like 1940s or 50s Zildjians. 

  • Very low to medium volume, incredible with brushes, sing with a light touch. Amazing for recording. Total Aaron Sterling or Steve Jordan very musical vibe.

  • Excellent condition. No cracks. A few typical dents around the edges and bell - like almost all 404s - because they’re so thin. 

  • Absolutely amazing for recording and low to medium volumes, and a lot of fun to play. Very soulful. Very rare!