Chad Smith unveils 2022 Tour Set

Back in May Paiste announced a warm welcome to the Paiste Family to Chad Smith. Now it is time to unveil Chad’s setup for the Red Hot Chili Peppers 2022 Tour, the result of an incredible collaboration between manufacturer and musician, executed in accordance with Chad’s artistic vision.

The 2002, Signature and PST X cymbals are Colorsound coated in a “Matte Silver” finish and feature black Paiste designations and an RHCP logo on the underside. The 50” custom gong is polished to a brilliant finish and displays the Asterisk band logo in a hue resonating with the overall set look.


Here’s a listing of the instruments, from left to right:

  • Custom 2002 20’’ Ride Spiral Cymbal
  • PST X 10’’ Pure Bell
  • Signature 15’’ Power Hi-Hat Top / 2002 15’’ Sound Edge Bottom
  • Signature 12’’ Splash
  • 2002 19’’ Extreme Crash
  • 2002 24’’ Ride
  • 2002 20’’ Extreme Crash
  • 2002 24’’ Crash
  • PST X 20’’ Swiss Medium Crash
  • Custom 2002 10’’ Mini China / PST X 12’’ Splash Stack Top
  • Custom 50’’ Symphonic Gong
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