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„I honestly believe Paiste Cymbals have a character to them like no other. They somehow manage to hit hard exactly where they need to and have a beautiful and musical subtlety to them, all at the same time.“
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Even before picking up sticks at the age of 12, I have always had, and continue to have a complete and all-consuming passion for music, playing and listening to music whenever and wherever I can on the drums and guitar. I was initially inspired by the likes of Chad Smith and Dave Grohl (with nothing but a pillow to practice on). A heavy hitting and powerful dynamic ensued, which I still carry forward to this day, with a high-energy and hard hitting focus, and always a longing to just... groove! As a lot of drummers do, I began my career through hard study and local gigs, gradually making my way to proudly playing with bands such as The Ramonas, (which has almost certainly honed my skills and appreciation for speed and endurance as well!), and most recently joining The Subways! I am also a dedicated freelance touring drummer and a hugely passionate drum teacher.
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.
Sound character: Full, silky, powerful, deep. Fairly wide range, fairly complex mix. Responsive, soft feel with powerful attributes. Somewhat papery stick sound with a glassy undertone over fairly dark and cloudy wash. Very versatile ride cymbal with good crash-ability for classic rock music applications. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "Van Halen" drummer Alex Van Halen.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
Sound character: Medium bright, full, silvery, breathy. Wide range, slightly complex, dense mix. Soft, giving, very responsive feel. A sturdy thin crash with a rich, cutting character. Perfect for patterned playing and filling sound spaces in minimal instrumentation.