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„They are simply the most musical and dynamic cymbals. Why use anything else?“
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Hailing from the great state of Arkansas, Evan grew up playing drums at his dad’s church in Fort Smith. He was the kid that would sit behind the drummer during church and soak in every little detail and nuance. Once church let out, he’d jump up on the kit and play, until the next church service started a few hours later. Evan got his first drum set at the age of 8 and began serenading his whole family and neighborhood with punk rock beats and the sounds of the radio. After touring the country with his band The Exception, Evan decided it was time to move to Nashville, TN and attend Middle Tennessee State under the direction of Lalo Davila and Tom Giampietro. It was in college where Evan honed his craft and wanted to become a studio musician. Years later and with multiple #1 songs on the radio, Evan is now an in demand studio drummer. You can hear his drumming with Luke Bryan, Jimmie Allen, Ronnie Dunn, Keith Urban, Steven Tyler, Matt Stell, Maddie and Tae, Lauren Alaina, Erin McCarley, Rascal Flatts and many other artists. Every single session Evan uses Paiste cymbals.
Sizes: 20", 21"
Sound character: Bright, rich, open, full. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Even, responsive feel and very controllable. Pronounced, bright and meaty stick sound supported by a solid wash. All-purpose cymbal for a wide range of musical applications.
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: 14", 15"
Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.