Paiste Artist Since
„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.“
Cymbals listed from left to right
16" Signature Full Crash
12" Signature Combo Crisp Hi-Hat "Rhythmatist"
18" 2002 Crash
8" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Splash
10" Signature Splash
20" Signature Full Crash
22" Signature Dry Heavy Ride "Monad"
13" Signature Mega Cup Chime
14" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
20" 2002 Novo China
18" Signature Full Crash
16" Signature Thin China
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.
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
Sizes: 8", 10"
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.”
Sizes: 13", 14", 15", 17"
Sound character: Medium bright, full, warm, brilliant. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Fast, responsive feel. Full, bright, energetic open sound. Sharp, full chick sound. The original, once patented, wavy bottom hi-hat design. The 17" version adds extraordinary boost, low end and crisp projection.
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.
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.