Unbelievable !- Paiste PST7 vs. Paiste 2002

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Purchased a Pst7 Thin 16", excellent condition at local GC for $59.00. Use it as top hat over a 16" ME Bottom hat, also got at GC for $110...sounds wonderful.....so, for less than $180, have a nice pair of 16" hats.

I often said, nobody works wonders with B8 like Paiste. Their whole B8 line is magical.


Just FYI, recently saw on GC site, a used Pst7 Thin 20" ride for $149. Would have grabbed it myself, but no need. Bet it is a good crash
 

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Gcort49 said:
Just FYI, recently saw on GC site, a used Pst7 Thin 20" ride for $149. Would have grabbed it myself, but no need. Bet it is a good crash.
Indeed ! :headbang:
 

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Has anyone tried the splash and china cymbals from this line? I am needing another splash, but not the $235 602 price.
 

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Picked up a nice looking condition PST7 18" thin crash off Ebay for $65 delivered. Love this light crash. Wish I has paid attention to the PST7 mint used set that went through Ebay a couple months ago for $175. Now that was a deal for a ride, 2 crashes, and hats. Nearly pro-quality for $35/cymbal. I'm thinking the best cymbals in this line are the thin 20" and thin 18". I'll pick up a thin 20" ride/crash if one shows up for $75 for less.
 

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Tama CW said:
Picked up a nice looking condition PST7 18" thin crash off Ebay for $65 delivered. Love this light crash. Wish I has paid attention to the PST7 mint used set that went through Ebay a couple months ago for $175. Now that was a deal for a ride, 2 crashes, and hats. Nearly pro-quality for $35/cymbal. I'm thinking the best cymbals in this line are the thin 20" and thin 18". I'll pick up a thin 20" ride/crash if one shows up for $75 for less.
Keep an eye out here....it will drop in 2 weeks if not grabbed by then

https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Paiste/20in-PST7-Cymbal.gc
 

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Gcort49 said:
Picked up a nice looking condition PST7 18" thin crash off Ebay for $65 delivered. Love this light crash. Wish I has paid attention to the PST7 mint used set that went through Ebay a couple months ago for $175. Now that was a deal for a ride, 2 crashes, and hats. Nearly pro-quality for $35/cymbal. I'm thinking the best cymbals in this line are the thin 20" and thin 18". I'll pick up a thin 20" ride/crash if one shows up for $75 for less.
Keep an eye out here....it will drop in 2 weeks if not grabbed by then

https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Paiste/20in-PST7-Cymbal.gc
That's a full ride. I'm on the look out for a thin or light ride - which is much more crashable. Though in a full set on the cheap...I'd take whatever was in it.
 

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Gcort49 said:
Purchased a Pst7 Thin 16", excellent condition at local GC for $59.00. Use it as top hat over a 16" ME Bottom hat, also got at GC for $110...sounds wonderful.....so, for less than $180, have a nice pair of 16" hats.

I often said, nobody works wonders with B8 like Paiste. Their whole B8 line is magical.


Just FYI, recently saw on GC site, a used Pst7 Thin 20" ride for $149. Would have grabbed it myself, but no need. Bet it is a good crash
a NEW thin 20 s only $125.00.....got it at Rupps
 

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1up2dn said:
Purchased a Pst7 Thin 16", excellent condition at local GC for $59.00. Use it as top hat over a 16" ME Bottom hat, also got at GC for $110...sounds wonderful.....so, for less than $180, have a nice pair of 16" hats.

I often said, nobody works wonders with B8 like Paiste. Their whole B8 line is magical.


Just FYI, recently saw on GC site, a used Pst7 Thin 20" ride for $149. Would have grabbed it myself, but no need. Bet it is a good crash
a NEW thin 20 s only $125.00.....got it at Rupps
You can pick up used Paiste Sound Formula 20" rides in the $110-$150 range. Much better value imo. I got my 20" SF ride in essentially brand new/used condition for $150. The PST7's are nice....but not quite up to the 2002's, SF's. Signatures, etc. A couple months ago I guy on my CL was selling a 22" Paiste 2002 for $100...and it was nice. Deals do show up. I'll find a nice looking 20" PST7 for $70-$95.
 

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When I was in Germany I picked up a few Paiste PST7's on the cheap. I honestly could not believe my ears. I even have owned and played 2002's and yeah the PST7's are great bang for the buck!
 

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Paiste has done this before. Remember the 404s? They were outselling the 2002s - so they ended up discontinuing the 404s. I would not be surprised if eventually they discontinued these PST7s. My guess is that the 404 Heavies were the big deal (as opposed to the other weights in the 404 line.

(Paiste is loving this thread! So much discussion about them. Free advertising right here)
 

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I was backlining at a festival this week and crossed the stage to verify that I was actually hearing pst7's and not 2002's during a bands soundcheck.
 

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just purchased 14" heavy hats and an 18" heavy crash which will be used along side of my 18 2002 medium, The 18" pst7 heavy is lower in pitch than the 18 2002 medium. I've retired my 2002 15" sound edges from gigging and decided to try the heavy 14's. The PST7 are fine for heavy rock. So far I'm very happy with them. The test will come this saturday against the half stack and SVT cab.
 

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I could not find a direct modern (2002's, Bonzoleum has some wonderful vintage stuff on his videos) comparison video on this, so I made my own for the 18" crash, other results are similar:


feel free to comment
 

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....shhhhhhhhhh.......

Someone from Paiste may hear you guys and jack up the PST7 prices!

Too bad the PST 7's sound like crap. If they were half the price I might pop for one.

:p
 

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Finally found my nice PST7 20" regular ride for $65. While decent, it's not a 2oo2 but beats out the ZBT or Sabian B8. I think the PST7 20" thin would be a lot better.
 

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Too bad the PST 7's sound like crap. If they were half the price I might pop for one.

:p
This is kinda funny.....

A thread discussing how *good* the PST series sounds for the money....

And you choose my post to comment on?

Lol
 

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Calm down, don´t you "hear" the skit in felis post?B)
Calm down?! CALM DOWN!!! You think I'm NOT CALM?! DO I LOOK LIKE SOMEONE WHOISNTCALM????? HOWDAREYOUSUGGESTIMNOT CALM BOBOO! WHODOYOUTHINK YOU ARE A AAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

Can you hear me now?

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