Paiste Artist Since
„My bedroom walls as a kid were covered with pictures of cars, drums and Paiste cymbals, the drummers I listened to for inspiration all played Paiste and the first cymbal that I saved up to buy with my own hard earned cash was a Paiste 16” 200 Series China. The day I got a deal with Paiste was a real dream come true moment, it’s an absolute honour to be associated with such a legendary brand! Thank-you to the whole Paiste team for the years of inspiration.“
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Richard "Doc Spoons" Spooner first picked up a pair of sticks at 14 and had yet to put them down. A seasoned session player, Spoons has worked with a raft of artists and organisations across many genres of popular music, whilst living in the UK he toured internationally with Aynsley Lister and Oli Brown and worked on various projects with producers Ian Curnow and Phil Harding (The Clash/Dead or Alive/Talk Talk/SAW) Now living in Switzerland he is the touring and studio drummer for Swiss artist Philipp Fankhauser and maintains a busy session schedule. In addition to his impressive CV of Live & Recorded works, Spoons is also in-house drummer/percussionist for The Groove Criminals production team, a project which has seen his playing featured on several commercial sample CDs and the cover CD/DVDs of Future Music and Computer Music Magazines
Sound character: Fairly bright, rich, open, warm. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Even, controllable feel with quick response. Crisp, clear stick sound over a rich, warm wash. All-purpose ride cymbal suitable for a broad range of musical styles. Developed in co-operation with session great Ndugu Chancler.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
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
Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
Sound character: Fairly dark, warm, gentle. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Buttery feel, very responsive. Warm, gentle crash sound with a quick decay. Multifunctional cymbal for fast, soft accents and delicate ride patterns. Also well suited for hand playing and mallet work.