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The Paiste History


The Paiste history is a remarkable one. Read about the challenges Paiste had to overcome throughout the first half of the 20th century and the success that followed after World War II.

The Paiste Philosophy


The principle of our family business is to continually create new sound with cymbals, gongs, and bronze percussion instruments according to the creative needs of drummers and percussionists.

The Paiste Product Innovations


Many drummers, percussionists, enthusiasts, and collectors consider Paiste the most innovative cymbal company today. We originate innovation by our own creative experimental efforts, and through pure research. We invent and discover new alloys, new instrument shapes, and new production methods and are delighted to see that our innovations expand the sound horizon of so many musicians.

The Paiste Cymbal Production


Take a tour of our production facility in Nottwil, Switzerland and see the fascinating world of the Paiste cymbal manufature. Learn how our skilled craftsmen use time-honored hand production methods in providing you the finest instruments available to drummers today.

Did you know?

The Paiste Sound Story began 1901 in Estonia. Paiste is a family last name. Paiste is "Swiss Made" since 1957. Paiste products are distributed in over 90 countries. All professional cymbal series are entirely hand manufactured in Switzerland.