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Old 07-13-2014, 02:02 AM
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Default PST7 Vs. PST8

Up till this point I've only been buying preowned cymbals online and I've got a pretty decent set for the level I'm at, however brand new cymbals are always on my mind and I'd love to actually get one for myself.

My 18" Paiste 505 Crash has now cracked and I've been drawn to all this hype surrounding their new PST7 cymbals. But after looking at the price, I compared them with their presumably better range, the PST8's and I concluded that the price difference between them is not even that great. So I guess my question is, would it be better to pay more for the older PST8's or go for their newer PST7's?
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:38 AM
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Default Re: PST7 Vs. PST8

id say trash both of those line of cymbal, u can go more pro for less money if u buy used, go to ebay and look around for a week or 2, u can find great deals there for sure, just bought a 20.5 aax xplosion crash for 110.00 shipped looks new, and have bought tons of aax and zildjian a on ebay for 50-90 shipped. i always buy cymbals buy it now the auctions seem to go to high most of the time. it takes patience to get a deal on ebay or check out craigslist if u in big enough town, i just bought the sabian apx line from musicians friend cheaper than your paiste pst beginner cymbals. i just saw your in scotland, go ufip or istanbul if u can buy local used
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:40 AM
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Default Re: PST7 Vs. PST8

I've heard that the PST7 cymbals are pretty good, but I would spend just a little more money and get some Alphas. Much higher quality for not much more money. I, personally, would go used though. Yes, new cymbals are nice, but you can get much higher quality used cymbals for the price of cheap quality new cymbals.
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: PST7 Vs. PST8

I know it makes sense for the higher number (pst8) to be better, but I'm not sure it works that way with these. I think they're just different.
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:43 PM
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Default Re: PST7 Vs. PST8

I'm always going to recommend getting used pro-level stuff over new budget cymbals, but if you want Paiste it can be tough waiting around for much of a deal on used cymbals.

As far as the PST 7 vs. PST 8 I agree with SgtThump that I really don't think it works that way in this case. With all of the PST 8's having the reflector finish, they all have that particular sound and look, and if that's your preference, then they're a good choice. If it isn't, what the PST 7 in particular offers is three different weights in each model (more or less) and only traditional finish. Again, if that's your preference, I think they're a good choice.

Adding Alpha into the mix...I've owned a couple Alphas and I own a couple PST 7's and I don't see any difference in quality and more importantly I like the sound of the PST 7's more. Now that Alpha is only available in brilliant finish they're even less to my taste, but if you like that, then they might be good choices.

I say listen to all of them and decide which one you like the sound of.
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