Paiste Artist Since
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
„Spent most of my life mistakenly calling them "paste-y," but no matter how you pronounce the name, their sound is unmistakable. “
Cymbals listed from left to right
14" Masters Dark Hi-Hat
18" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
21" Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark I
19" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
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Anton Hochheim is a drummer/multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. His drumming career started at 5 years of age, when his parents bought him a Casio keyboard that he primarily used to finger-drum along to Michael Jackson and Disney soundtracks. Anton has been a member of indie rock band Beach Fossils since 2016. Previously he was the long-standing drummer for The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and The Depreciation Guild, and has toured and recorded extensively with groups including Jerry Paper, Dent May, Rush Midnight and Dinowalrus. When he’s not on tour Anton can be found working on music with his brother for their sophisti-pop project Always You, not practicing enough with his punk band Hit Bargain and battling aphids in his garden.
Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
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 I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.