Alex Cohen

Alex Cohen

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Paiste Artist Since
February 2018

Nationality
United States

Other Affiliation
Malignacy

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„Since I was a little kid first learning to play drums, Paiste Cymbals have been my first choice for musical expression. Whenever I think of the perfect cymbal sound, I think of Paiste.“

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Biography

Alex Cohen has emerged at the forefront of a new generation of New York City drummers, having recorded and played with artists ranging from Technical Death Metal legends Malignancy, to Mac Miller and National Geographic. Alex has also become a prolific educator, having written lessons for both Sick Drummer and Drumhead Magazines, and teaming up with fellow Paiste artist Tobias Ralph with their new lesson series that has received praise from drummers ranging from Death Metal legend John Longstreth to Fusion great Georgo Borlai.

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    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: 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

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    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

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    Sizes: 12"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: 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. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "The Police" drummer Stewart Copeland.

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    Sizes: 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly trashy, bright attack, low wash. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Explosive response, fast fade. Size range allows everything from quick accents to complex ride playing.

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    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Very bright, slightly trashy, full, exotic. Wide range, complex mix. Fast, responsive, explosive crash, loud, clear defined bell. Very unique, versatile china for flexible application.

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    Sizes: 13"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Full, bright, metallic, strong. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly heavy, very immediate feel. Dry, clear, strong, slightly distorted ping over sparse, warm, metallic bell sound. A loud, lively, unusual cymbal with very specific ride and bell playing functions. Also suited for strong color accents and various percussion effects.

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