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VINTAGE Paiste ENGRAVED 404 PAPER THIN Hihats 14” 641 706 g

Original price $199.99 - Original price $199.99
Original price
$199.99 - $199.99
Current price $199.99
  • Here’s a pretty hard-to-find pair of nearly 50-year-old Vintage Paiste Black Label Paper Thin Hi Hats.

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

  • Engraved Paiste 404 Paiste 14” Hi Hats - these are some of the EARLIEST 404s there are. 

  • There are no serial #s.  And the 404 is engraved like it is on Vintage 2002s.  

  • 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 are “too good.”  

  • 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.

  • Overall clean for being nearly half a century old.

  • Very low to medium volume, incredibly 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 bell - like almost all 404s. 

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