Paiste Artist Since
„Paiste in my family has always represented a real dream, started playing my father's first collection of 602. I was immediately captured by the incredible force with which these instruments lashed out against the conventions firmly imposed over the years in the musical field. “
Cymbals listed from left to right
18" Signature Thin China
8" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Splash
10" 3000 Splash (discontinued)
16" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
4" 2002 Accent Cymbal
6" 2002 Accent Cymbal
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Stack
10"/8" PST X Splash Stack
16" Signature Fast Crash
18" Signature Fast Crash
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Federico Nelson Fioravanti is a percussionist and drummer currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He expresses his musical and creative development always through two instruments, percussion and drums, cultivating the study of both with the same passion and dedication. His creed lies in the constant interaction of the elements and in the search for the unconventional. Federico is performing with different ensembles and constellations as a percussion player and drummer such as: ONJ National Jazz Orchestra – an orchestra formed by the best musicians and performers of Italian conservatories. ONJ has collaborated with a diversity of artists, from internationally recognized soloists such as Billy Cobham, Alex Sipiagin, John Surman, Paolo Fresu to symphonic orchestras; Mikkel Nordsø Band - since 1985 the orchestra has had an iconic status among Scandinavian bands. The Nordsø Band has seen alternating percussionists such as Raul Rekow and Eliel Lazo over the years; MK House Band - the House Band of the Melvin Kakooza Show, live on Friday evening on national danish TV; AISMA – an innovative, narrative driven ensemble that records and performs an original story/fairytale written by Edgars Cirulis and Janis Locmelis; MotVm – modern jazz trio led by Danish bassist Albert Reinholdt Østergaard; Piano & Bongos Duo – a unique pairing of instruments meets music that contains elements of classical music, Jazz and improvisation. He has performed with artists such as: Billy Cobham, Alex Sipiagin, John Surman, Niels Lan Doky, Fabrizio Bosso, Mario Biondi, Mikkel Nordsø, Abruzzo Symphony Orchestra, Maurizio Giammarco, Thomas Clausen, Carlos Malta, Eliel Lazo, Uffe Steen, Paolo Russo, Edgars Cirulis, Albert Reinholdt Østergaard, Arta Jēkabsone, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, Gabriele Pesaresi, Amin Zarrinchang, Antonino De Luca, Fabrizio Mandolini and others, as well as being active with Pachamama International Orchestra and DJM Big Band. Currently he’s working and directing all its energies towards the realization of a unique Concerto for Piano & Bongos.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22"
Sound character: Full, warm, brilliant, shimmering, deep. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Quick response, fairly soft feel. Rich, strong crash sound with open low end and shimmering highs. Very versatile, responsive crash cymbal suitable for numerous musical styles.
Sizes: 10", 8"
Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”
Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.
Sizes: 4", 6", 8"
Sound character: Bright, brilliant, warm. Narrow range, clean mix. Very responsive feel. Slightly shattering, explosive attack with warm, mellow bell-like fade. Features an exotic feeling, very dominant center tone with soft, swirling over- and undertones. Available individually, as pairs with straps, or strung up pairs. Could also be used as very unusual mini hats or mounted upside down over a ride bell.