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Perfect Paiste EARLY DARK ENERGY 14” Hihats 913 1394 g Don’t Pay $570!

Original price $469.99 - Original price $469.99
Original price
$469.99 - $469.99
Current price $469.99
  • Don’t pay $570 for a stock photo guess and what your hihats sound like!  

  • That life sucks!  Have a listen to this exact pair so you can buy with confidence.
  • Perfect condition nearly 2 decade old EARLY Paiste Dark Energy 14” Hihats. 

  • They’ve been denied for the video and that about it.  Look like New Old Stock. Gorgeous.  And the 

  • The metal has had nearly 20 years to age and mellow out, and that it has.  Warmer and more mellow than today’s Dark Energies. But they look like they were crafted this morning! 

  • Paiste describes these as:
     Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.”

  • There you go!  It’s true.  Although this Rare Earlier pair is darker and more mellow.  

  • At 913 and 1394 grams, these 14” Mark 1 Hihats combine the dark, low pitched organic feel of the Dark Energy Series with Paiste’s fastidiously clean and crystalline tone that is so studio and user friendly.  

  • It’s pretty remarkable because dark and crisp with a great chick tone and CLEAN is not always the easiest combination to find.  But Paiste did it here. 

  • Some of the darkest, cleanest Hihats Paiste made.  And some of the hardest to actually find in stock where you can sample them. 

  • Tight at a whisper. Very focused, but can roar when opened. They have no problem cutting. It’s a perfect blend of great response with projection.  

  • As Paiste promises, they are versatile, you can use them for absolutely anything.

  • No issues. Perfect shape.  Extremely hard to find these early ones this clean.  And the new ones are approaching $600 and then you have to wait 20 years for them to mellow.