The PST 7s are now available. I bought the 18″ THIN CRASH model (1189 grams) shown/heard here. The PST 7 are, in my opinion, hands down, the best b8 alloy cymbal value on the market.
I play and compare it to the quintessential 2002 18″ crash sound (here in the video a 1976 18″ 2002 MEDIUM, at 1444 grams), as well as to a 1985 505 18″ CRASH (1397 grams) and finally to a 2012 PST 5 THIN CRASH (1377 grams).
***In all sincere fairness/respect to the memphisdrumshop dudes (they’re great guys/players/a great store and I’ve bought stuff from them in the past), the ‘mycymbal.com’ rant in my video applies to only 2 or 3 videos I’ve seen (of course now I can’t seem to find them on YT). In reality, in almost all of the ‘mycymbal.com’ videos, they do hit the crash straight off.
In fact, it’s entirely possible the annoying crash video demonstrations I’ve seen might not have even been ‘mycymbal.com’/Memphis Drum Shop videos.
Also, I am not affiliated with the Paiste cymbal company in any way. I’ve only tried to give them (as well as Zildjian and Sabian) my unsolicited advice on numerous occasions over the years, and for that I’m not sorry.