Dave King

Steve Strongman

Dave King



Paiste Artist Since
January 2000


Main Affiliations
Steve Strongman

Other Affiliation
The Heavy Dream


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„The incredible detail and range of cymbal voices that Paiste creates is something I’ve come to heavily rely on for all of my recordings, productions and live dates throughout the years. “



• recording and touring with Creamer, and Juno winners Steve Strongman and Tomi Swick. • worked with Grammy award winning producer T-Bone Burnette on Juno award winning John Bottomley recording. • worked with Grammy award winner Jim Lauderdale on soundtrack for feature film “Galaxies are Colliding” starring Kelsey Grammer. • performed with Grammy award winner / Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ben E King. • worked with multi-platinum / Grammy award winner Paul Anka playing on and appearing in feature film “Ganesh”. • toured or recorded with Juno award winner Ron Sexsmith, King Biscuit Boy, The Autumn Defense (members of Wilco). • played European festivals with Switzerland’s multi-platinum best selling artist Stephan Eicher to audiences of 40,000. • appeared on television shows from Paris, France’s famed Olympia Theatre. • performed live televised shows in Europe with viewing audiences of 20 million. • played on the soundtrack of award winning feature film “Snow Walker”. • played on the theme for France’s #1 animated series “Skyland”. • Sophomore solo release “Peacefully” features Juno award winner Ron Sexsmith along with producer Don Kerr. • played Montreal International Jazzfest to over 20,000 in attendance. • awarded grants for performing and recording from the British High Commission, Ontario Arts Council, factor, minister of tourism, culture and recreation, heritage foundation, and Canada Council. • proud endorser of paiste cymbals since 2000. • owner of 51 Sounds recording studio.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    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

  • Sounds