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Artist Inspiration Cymbals


Series Description: Artist Inspiration cymbals are created by Paiste’s Sound Development Team according to uncompromising sound and visual concepts featuring each artists’ ideas. Artist Inspiration cymbals are an assemblage of exquisite and laboriously hand-manufactured cymbals made in Switzerland.

DANNY CAREY (US)
# TOOL


Bright, metallic, full. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, pronounced ping over controlled, dark, deep, and complex wash. Strong, musical, well separated bell. Very strong, cutting ride for articulate playing at elevated volume levels.

«Beautiful and harmonic.» - Danny Carey


«Monad»
Signature 22" Dry Heavy Ride

Sizes: 22"
Weight: heavy
Volume: medium to very loud
Stick Sound: pingy
Intensity: medium dry
Sustain: medium long
Bell Character: separated

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CARL PALMER (UK)
# ASIA


Bright, steely, energetic. Fairly narrow range, slightly complex mix. Heavy feel. Glassy, strong ping that's drier, more raw, wooden in the un-lathed zone, and livelier, crisper, richer in the lathed zone. Fairly raw, earthy, complex wash that's very tight and controlled. Loud, piercing bell. Cutting, variable ride cymbal with distinct playing zones for articulate playing in louder settings.

«This is the one. Covers the most demanding players.» - Carl Palmer


«Vir2osity»
Signature 20" Duo Ride

Sizes: 20"
Weight: heavy
Volume: medium to very loud
Stick Sound: defined
Intensity: medium lively
Sustain: fairly long
Bell Character: separated

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JOHN «JR» ROBINSON (US)
# SESSION GREAT


Medium bright, full, energetic, sizzling, exotic. Wide range, complex mix. Giving, responsive feel. Strong, earthy ping with silvery highs over an energetic, exotic wash. Swelling to explosive, trash infused crash sound. Large cymbal with immense sound capacity and an extensive range of dynamics, being fully controllable at various volume levels.

«This 24" Swish Ride is the perfect complementary ride to my setup. I use it directly to the right of my 24" Deep Ride. It has all the characteristics for today's music.» - John «JR» Robinson


«Signature Groove»
2002 24" Swish Ride

Sizes: 24"
Weight: medium
Volume: medium low to very loud
Stick Sound: washy
Intensity: lively
Sustain: medium long
Bell Character: integrated

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ANDRÉ «DÉDÉ» CECCARELLI (US)
# INDEPENDENT


Soft, warm, sweet, airy. Medium range, fairly complex mix. Fine, buttery feel. Silky, silvery ping over warm, mellow wash. Musical, gracious bell. Easily transcends Jazz and finds broad musical application wherever refined articulation and cultured style are required.

«I can play this cymbal always like a ride, sometimes like a crash, and will never forget to put it into my cymbal bag. Truly a masterpiece.» - André "Dédé" Ceccarelli


«Blue Bird»
Masters 20" Mellow Ride

Sizes: 20"
Weight: medium light
Volume: low to medium loud
Stick Sound: smooth
Intensity: lively
Sustain: fairly long
Bell Character: integrated, deep

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DAVE LOMBARDO (US)
# SLAYER


Bright, metallic, full, powerful, deep, piercing. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Heavy feel. Strong, clear ping over a deep, full, raw wash. Cutting, powerful bell. Strong, heavy cymbal for articulate, dynamic ride playing in loud music.


«Reign»
RUDE 22" Power Ride

Sizes: 22"
Weight: extra heavy
Volume: loud to very loud
Stick Sound: pingy
Intensity: lively
Sustain: long
Bell Character: powerful, separated

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STEWART COPELAND (US)
# THE POLICE


Warm, bright, crisp, rich, strong, brilliant. Fairly wide range, fairly clean mix. Giving feel. Crisp, rich open sound. Full, brilliant chick sound. Bright, assertive hi-hat, great for articulate playing or as an auxiliary hi-hat.


«Rhythmatist»
Signature 12" Combo Crisp Hi-Hat

Sizes: 12"
Weight: heavy top / heavy bottom
Volume: low to loud
Stick Sound: crisp, pronounced
Intensity: lively
Sustain: medium short
Chick Sound: fairly dry

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STEWART COPELAND (US)
# THE POLICE


Dry, slightly dark, raw, melodic. Heavy yet controllable feel. A clear, glassy ping over a dry and slightly dark, harmonic layer of wash. Very distinctive, tight and deep bell. Well suited for all types of musical styles that require clear stick work and a strong bell.


«Rhythmatist»
Signature 22" Blue Bell Ride

Sizes: 22"
Weight: heavy
Volume: fairly low to loud
Stick Sound: glassy
Intensity: dry
Sustain: medium
Bell Character: strong, deep, clear, fairly separated

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NICKO McBRAIN (UK)
# IRON MAIDEN


Fairly dark, full, controlled, glassy, shimmering. Very comfortable feel with a clear, full ping over a large, deep harmonic wash. This ride cymbal is extremely well suited for intricate stick work that calls for a strong bell in all types of Rock based music.



«Powerslave»
Signature 22" Reflector Bell Ride

Sizes: 22"
Weight: heavy
Volume: medium to very loud
Stick Sound: full, glassy
Intensity: lively
Sustain: long
Bell Character: strong, deep, melodious

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AQUILES PRIESTER (BR)
# HANGAR


Very bright, glassy, slightly dry, cutting, metallic. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Somewhat heavy, but controllable feel. Clear, glassy ping over bell-like wash. Extremely cutting, loud bell with dark undertone. Extraordinary ride, suited particularly for defined playing on the bell in various musical styles. Developed in co-operation with Brazilian's Top Heavy Metal drummer Aquiles Priester.


«Psychoctopus»
2002 18" Giga Bell Ride

Sizes: 18"
Weight: medium heavy
Volume: medium soft to loud
Stick Sound: glassy, pingy
Intensity: controlled
Sustain: longo
Bell Character: separated, cutting

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JOHN DOLMAYAN (US)
# SYSTEM OF A DOWN


Bright, full, warm, deep, somewhat dry, powerful. Heavy response, very balanced feel. Clear, cutting stick sound over big, full wash. Extremely loud, cutting ride with an enormous, big, loud and deep sounding bell.


«Eclipse»
RUDE 24" Mega Power Ride

Sizes: 24"
Weight: extra heavy
Volume: loud to very loud
Stick Sound: full, pingy
Intensity: lively
Sustain: long
Bell Character: huge, very separated

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ALEX VAN HALEN (US)
# VAN HALEN


Full, silky, powerful, deep. Responsive, soft feel with powerful attributes. Somewhat papery stick sound with a glassy undertone over fairly dark and cloudy wash. Very versatile ride cymbal with good crash-ability for classic rock music applications.


«Reverend Al’s»
2002 24" Big Ride

Sizes: 24"
Weight: medium thin
Volume: soft to loud
Stick Sound: silky
Intensity: fairly lively
Sustain: long
Bell Character: fairly integrated, smooth

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JOHN «JR» ROBINSON (US)
# SESSION GREAT


Full, rich, powerful, energetic. Very controllable and responsive feel. A clean, glassy stick over a big, deep layered wash with a touch of darkness. This is a big cymbal for big beats.


«Signature Groove»
Twenty Masters Collection 24" Deep Ride

Sizes: 24"
Weight: heavy
Volume: medium low to loud
Stick Sound: very pronounced, glassy, deep
Intensity: lively
Sustain: long
Bell Character: fairly separated, strong

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NDUGU CHANCLER (US)
# SESSION GREAT


Fairly bright, rich, open, warm. Even, controllable feel with quick response. Crisp, clear stick sound over a rich, warm wash. Allpurpose ride cymbal suitable for a broad range of musical styles.


«Rosie»
Twenty Masters Collection 22" Crisp Ride

Sizes: 22"
Weight: medium
Volume: medium low to medium loud
Stick Sound: fairly pronounced, crisp
Intensity: lively
Sustain: medium long
Bell Character: fairly separated, strong

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