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Old 02-05-2008, 03:34 PM
Redibo Redibo is offline
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Default Paiste hi-hat, model unknown.


This is my first post on this forum, and what brought me here is a pair of old hi-hats that I own since about a year back... I got a drumset from my father and uncle, which they bought in the later years of the 1970's. They bought a drumset with cymbals second handed, and among them were this hi-hat...

What I know about it is that it is Paiste, made in Switzerland (and therefor made after 1958), 15" and probably made before 1975. People on other forums have guessed that it is probably made during the 60's, but no-one can say what model it is... So, what do you guys think?

The cymbals:

The logo:

Would be extremely grateful for any help!
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:01 AM
the_drum_dad the_drum_dad is offline
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Default Re: Paiste hi-hat, model unknown.

Hi there. Very nice cymbals.

They are Paiste Giant Beat hi-hats. They are the first issue Giant Beats made somewhere between 1967 and 1971. These cymbals were only available in 14" or 15" hats, and 18", 20" and 24" multi-function (crash/ride) cymbals. The most famous user and endorser was the late great John Henry Bonham. He used 15" hats just like yours.

You have some very valuable cymbals there.
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:17 AM
Texray1 Texray1 is offline
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Default Re: Paiste hi-hat, model unknown.

You did a nice job getting those stamps to come out in your pictures. That is a tricky thing.
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