Felix Bohnke

Edguy

Felix Bohnke

About

Paiste Artist Since
May 1999

Nationality
Germany

Main Affiliations
Edguy
Avantasia
Sascha Paeth's Masters Of Ceremony

Other Affiliations
Gus G
Operation: Mindcrime
Squealer

Follow Artist

„I've been a proud member of the Paiste family since 1999 – Paiste is the only choice for me: sound, quality, support (at home and on tour). It is great to experiment with different series to see what works on a record and what to play live. With Paiste I always get what I need.“

Setup

Felix Bohnke

Cymbals listed from left to right

18" RUDE China
20" Twenty Custom Collection Metal Crash (discontinued)
18" 2002 Power Crash
14" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Hi-Hat
20" Signature Dry Dark Ride (discontinued)
22" 2002 Crash
14" Signature Sound Edge Hi-Hat
20" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
20" RUDE Novo China

Biography

At the age of 8: first drum lessons in a percussion group. At the age of 10: single drum lessons at music school Konstanz (Germany). When I was 14 we moved to Marburg – there I focused on Rock and Metal drumming and got into my first bands. Since 1998 drummer for Edguy. Since 2008 drummer in Avantasia Since 2018 drummer for Sascha Paeth's Masters of Ceremony I've played many shows all around the world and intend to do so in the future.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, explosive, full, sparkling, warm. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Even, giving feel with a powerful attack, sharp response and a nice sparkling fade. A strong, full, durable and cutting crash with radiant sound.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, full, warm, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, focused mix. Responsive feel. Bright, aggressive open sound. Sharp, cutting chick sound. Excellent for articulate playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Dark, full, raw, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Heavy feel, fairly controllable, very explosive crash sound. Extremely loud, nasty china for higher volume playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, silky, metallic, full, slightly trashy and very powerful. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Comfortable, responsive and somewhat soft feel. Exotic type of china that also offers the sound and function of a crash cymbal. Its unique shape makes both the bell and downward turned china edge accessible at once. Provides a strong, sizzling and deep layered china sound that is perfectly suited for any styles of Rock music and for other unique applications and percussive settings.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Fairly dirty, full, cutting, rich. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Very responsive feel. Full, barking and piercing, yet somewhat cushy open sound. Tight and rough chick sound. A very balanced hi-hat with a healthy dose of dirt and a note of darkness, featuring enhanced power for players that require a consistently strong pair of hi-hats.

  • Sounds