Paiste Artist Since
„Paiste is legendary for a reason. Their sense of quality and sophistication are unparalleled in any musical situation. All my heroes play Paiste and it’s an honor to be among the ranks“
Anthony ‘Nino’ Salazar is a Los Angeles based musician. Raised in Folsom, CA he started drumming at the age of 11. In 2010 he moved to his birthplace of Los Angeles, CA where he attended and graduated from Musicians Institute. Integrating deeper into the LA music scene over the past decade he has played alongside a variety of musicians of many genres. In 2017 his band Teenage Wrist signed to Epitaph Records and have built a successful body of work. Touring with bands like Thrice, Manchester Orchestra, The Bronx and they continue to climb up the festival latter in the Alternative Rock scene. In nearly 20 years as a drummer Anthony has played for over 80 artists and continues to record, tour and tech for notable groups such as; 3OH!3, Paris Jackson, Papa Roach, Devil Wears Prada, Bad Omens and more. Traveling the world playing festivals like Reading & Leeds in the UK. Getting featured in Kerrang magazine. Playing headlining shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater, CO and performing on dozens of records. His passion for music is constantly expanding. Outside of playing the drums he continues to build his experience as a studio engineer, producer and multi- instrumentalist. His rock band Iron Point has become a hub for his singing/songwriting endeavors and is also gaining traction in the local LA community.
Sizes: 18", 19", 20", 21", 22", 24"
Sound character: Warm, deep, brilliant, lush. Medium wide range, complex mix. Responsive, giving feel. Warm luscious crashes with swift fade. Airy, defined ping over wide multi-layered wash. Broad, musical, integrated bells. Multifunctional design to work well as both crashes and rides in medium low to loud settings.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22"
Sound character: Full, warm, brilliant, shimmering, deep. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Quick response, fairly soft feel. Rich, strong crash sound with open low end and shimmering highs. Very versatile, responsive crash cymbal suitable for numerous musical styles.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.