Andres Benavides


Andres Benavides


Paiste Artist Since
July 2013


Main Affiliations
Forgotten Arm

Other Affiliations
Marley Muerto

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„Paiste Cymbals have the ultimate sonic palette.“


Andres Benavides

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
20" Twenty Crash (discontinued)
22" Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark II
19" 2002 Crash

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Known by his versatility, Andrés has made himself a name in the regional scene, having performed performing with modern electronic latin-american artists Mateo Kingman and Nicola Cruz, collaborated with solo music for japanese video artist Motomichi and performed with some of ecuadorian folklore legends. He is currently working alongside Baroness’s bassist Nick Jost on their own experimental duo project Forgotten Arm. An active session player, Andrés has countless appearances for Metal, Indie and Pop acts.

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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.

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