Craig Hanson


Craig Hanson


Paiste Artist Since
November 2022

United Kingdom

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„Since making the switch to Paiste I have felt my playing come alive, as well as sitting beautifully in the mix when used in the studio. These cymbals have an incredibly wide dynamic and even the lightest touch has tonnes of clarity and depth. The Masters range is truly a work of art and the dry ride has fast become my all time favourite cymbal. It's a sound I have been searching for extensively over the years and I am so glad to be able to play that cymbal everyday! The entire range is gorgeous and it's truly a pleasure to join this amazing family.“


Craig Hanson

Cymbals listed from left to right

17" Masters Dark Crash (as hi-hat top)
17" 900 Color Sound Red Crash (as hi-hat bottom)
20" Masters Thin
21" Masters Dry Ride
18" PST X Swiss Medium Crash

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Craig is a freelance drummer based in the UK. In his 20+ years of playing music Craig has performed with the likes of 6x Grammy Nominated artist Yola, Skeltr, Alexandra Burke, Lauren Housley, Beverley Knight, Graham Massey and many more. Craig's theatre performing credits, both on tour and in the West End, include The Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray, Jersey Boys, Lion King, The Band (Take That), Sister Act and various others.

Setup Cymbals

Only standard models appear in this section.
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Aggressive, bright, energetic, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Responsive feel, explosive attack. Powerful, cutting effect cymbal for exotic accents. A good cymbal for noisy crash riding at higher volume levels.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, soft, warm, deep. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery feel, very responsive. Fine stick sound with hints of silver and wood over a broad, low-pitched warm, deep, multilayered wash. Wide, warm, full crash sound. Very lively, controllable. Multifunctional cymbal for refined ride playing and swelling, deep crashes. Also well suited for mallet playing mallets.

  • Sounds