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„Paiste provides me with a wide array of sounds and styles to choose from, as well as the consistent high quality cymbals and attention to detail I’ve come to rely on.“
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Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Aviv started playing professionally at the age of 19. By 25, after having played, toured and recorded with some of the biggest artists in the country, he decided to relocate to Los Angeles, CA. During the first couple of years, Aviv has made a name for himself in the local scene, accompanying different artists ranging from Roc kand Pop to Hiphop, Funk and Reggae, as well as pursuing his own alternative rock project “Drugstore Fanatics”. In 2013 Aviv landed a gig playing drums for the band Air Supply with whom he’s been recording, performing on TV and touring all over the world, while also working with legendary producer Ken Scott and drumming for Alt-Pop artist Sophie Simmons, Niki D, rapper Kosha Dillz, Joker’s Hand, Eric Dash and many other local acts. In November of 2020 Aviv released his first drum loop-pack “HomeGrown Beats Vol. 1” Aviv proudly endorses Paiste Cymbals, Q Drums and Aquarian Drumheads.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson
Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.
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.