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Light THIN PAISTE 404 14” Heavy Hihats 797 963 g AIRY DRY Complex Tone

Original price $239.99 - Original price $239.99
Original price
$239.99 - $239.99
Current price $239.99
  •  These Paistes are nearly 40 years old and they sound beautiful.  Have a listen!
  • As for 404 Hihats, this pair is a pinch more DRY than most.  

  • And they’re anything but “Heavy”. That’s laughable. 797 963 grams is pretty damn thin - much thinner than New Beats and most modern Hihats. This is like Kerope weights or less. 

  • And if you’ve been keeping score at home then you know that the Paiste 404s were some of the MOST underrated cymbals they ever made. They were are some of the THINNEST cymbals Paiste ever made. 

  • They’re like the foul-mouthed cousin to the Giant Beat.  Same alloy, same THIN weight with great response, but surprisingly more complex - a bit dirtier sounding. Which is damn nice because everything Paiste is so fastidiously clean. 

  • Well, these have a pinch of organicness that eludes Paistes. 

  • Light, airy, whispy, delicately complex, incredibly responsive. Very nice warm CHICK.

  • And DRY!! 
  • Imagine if Paiste made thin 1940s Trans Stamp Hihats out of the 2002 alloy - this would be them.

  • Fantastic shape with no issues. Typical light use. 

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