David Stauffacher


David Stauffacher


Paiste Artist Since
September 2012


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William White
Voice of Switzerland
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„Cymbals made with passion, they sound amazing in every musical situation.“


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David started to play drums a the age of 9. Several years later he started focussing more on Percussion and after finishing school he decided to travel to learn more about his new passion. Especially Cuba was an amazing experience full of music, Afro Cuban Percussion and adventure. He stayed for almost a year. Afterwards he travelled to Brasil and also to Senegal to study more. 2005 he founded his own band: LARIBA. A transglobal fusion of Reggae, Salsa, Rap, Brasil and Jazz. David is playing Congas, Timbales, Bongos, Batàs, Cajon, Pandeiro, Djembée, and many small percussion instruments. Sometimes also some Drums and Piano. He never cared about boundaries, he always played and listened to different styles. So he found himself in different projects playing Flamenco, Salsa, Pop, Musical, Jazz, Funk, Brasil, Rock, Hip Hop or even some classical adventures.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, silvery, airy with a mystical touch. Medium wide range, fairly complex mix. Very soft, papery feel. Very responsive. A graceful crash cymbal for delicate, sensitive playing with light sticks, brushes, rods and hands. Well suited for mallet rolls.

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  • Details

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

    Sound character: Rich, warm, full, silvery with a light touch. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Soft feel, easy to control. Lively, responsive and warm open sound. Full, precise chick sound. Versatile hi-hat for medium loud settings, perfectly suited for studio applications.

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