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Paiste PST3 20" Ride

20" Ride Cymbal

  • Paiste Sound Technology 3 Series
  • Warm, full, clear sounding Ride cymbal
  • Medium frequency range
  • Clear tone
  • Soft and uniform feel
  • Sizzling ping over full base tone (wash)
  • Always controllable for a wide range of applications in all styles
  • Medium heavy cymbal
  • Quiet to loud in volume
  • Made from an especially sonorous brass-copper alloy
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Hand Hammered No
Finish Regular / Traditional
Alloy Brass

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Cheap, cheerful, surprising...
Duncan M., 17.07.2013
I got my first one of these cymbals at the end of 2010. I predominantly play extreme metal (mostly within the post- and doom categories), and occasionally jazz. So in a ride cymbal, I look for a wide variety of sounds, but definition is still important.

The good thing is, this cymbal gave me that. When played with the tip of the stick, a nice pingy sound is heard, especially if using nylon tips. The bell is nice and defined, but not overpowering - especially when compared to other cymbals (Paiste Alpha Rides can have ridiculously loud bells, I prefer the PST3!). Where I found the best sounds of the cymbal though, was in the heavier playing - I usually mount my ride cymbal a bit higher up, so I can use it as a crash and play with the side of the stick a lot. And it really delivers, getting everything from a shimmering light crash that really fills out the sound to a monstrous explosion of a crash.

Unfortunately, it's not all good news. Mine did start to develop some cracks, but considering that it was over two years old and it is a cheap cymbal, that can be expected. I found that it's not too great for jazz either - it's a bit too... Bland? I guess. Certainly when compared with some (admittedly more expensive) Zildjians, it lacks a lot of character and warmth.

But for rock/pop/metal/anything that isn't jazz/soul/r'n'b, this cymbal will do the job if you need a replacement fast, or if you're starting out. Due to being too poor to upgrade, I got another one as soon as my first one cracked. Well worth the money.
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uncontrolled overtones but good to start with
Mr.Küpsis, 09.04.2021
this is a good cymbal for beginner level. But if you are looking for a specific taste, either dark or bright, be mindful that it might bring many undesirable overtones to table. But at this price range it is more than enough.
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05.08.2014
Nice cheap cymbal for beginners. Not worth it's price anymore, cause there is cheaper and better quality cymbals in sale today. Goes well in training, but useless in studio.
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Paiste PST3 20" Ride
23.03.2014
this Ride cymbal (played as a ride) is really awesome!!
This cymbal is perfect for metal because there´s nearly no swish. just lots of "Ping".
And thats that what i like most.
The bell is unfortunately not very assertive. Thats the point i don't like at this cymbal.
Used as a crash does it sound not bad, but its not a crash!
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