Social Distortion

Charlie Quintana


Paiste Artist Since
August 1997

United States

Main Affiliation
Social Distortion

Charlie Quintana



29.01.1962-14.03.2018 Quintana was born in El Paso, Texas. He was a member of 1970s punk band The Plugz (which became a popular roots band in the 1980s), Cruzados, The Havalinas, Izzy Stradlin & the Ju Ju Hounds, and toured and/or recorded with Joan Osborne, John Doe, Cracker, Bob Dylan, Mark Curry, Jimmy and the Mustangs, 47C and many others. He was briefly a member of Agent Orange, appearing on their 1996 album Virtually Indestructible. Quintana toured with Social Distortion member Mike Ness's solo band and recorded with him on his second solo offering Under the Influences (1999). Quintana joined Social Distortion in 2000 as the replacement for Chuck Biscuits (of D.O.A. and Danzig), and following the death of the band's guitarist Dennis Danell. He was present on Social Distortion's critically acclaimed comeback Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll (2004), and their 2007 Greatest Hits compilation. In April 2009, Quintana left Social Distortion to explore other musical opportunities, and to spend more time with his family. Quintana died of a heart attack at his home in Cancún.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, full sounding crash, complex, trashy ride. The definitive classic rock china sound.

  • Sounds