Paiste Artist Since
Crown the Empire
„It is not only an honor to be associated with such a high quality and respected company as Paiste, but also humbling to be included with such a talented roster of musicians. Ever since growing up admiring John Bonham as a kid, I have always wanted to play Paiste.“
Cymbals listed from left to right
19" 2002 Wild China
19" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
15" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
18" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
10" Signature Reflector Splash
20" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
20" Color Sound 900 Blue Heavy Ride
20" 2002 Novo China
20" 2002 Wild Crash
12” PST X DJ's 45 Crash (as Stack top)
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Crash (as Stack bottom)
Brent Taddie started playing drums at the age of 8 years old. After teaching at a local Pittsburgh-area music store from ages 18 to 21, Brent Taddie joined Rock band Crown the Empire in 2011. Following signing with Rise Records, Crown the Empire has released 4 Full-length albums, 2 EPs and toured internationally for over 10 years. Brent is currently offering online private lessons at brenttaddie.com.
Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
Sound character: Bright, explosive, full, sparkling, warm. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Even, giving feel with a powerful attack, sharp response and a nice sparkling fade. A strong, full, durable and cutting crash with radiant sound.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Brilliant, sharp, powerful. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, pronounced ping over a controlled, warm wash. Massive bell. Powerful, cutting ride for loud playing. While Color Sound 900 feature essentially the same sound and function as the 900 Series, the color coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused attack.
Sizes: 18", 20"
Sound character: Hissing, roaring, metallic, shimmering. Narrow range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive, balanced feel, especially controllable while crash/riding. A strong, piercing, crash paired with a growling decay. Very sturdy crash cymbal for louder musical applications in aggressive drumming styles.
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: Wild, roaring, dark, trashy, shimmering. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Responsive feel. Aggressive, widespread, shattering attack with an oriental, acidic decay. Perfectly suited for all types of extreme musical styles that require a sturdy, almost uncontrollable China.