Gigi Gonaway

Freelance

Gigi Gonaway

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About

Paiste Artist Since
March 1987

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Freelance

Other Affiliations
Mariah Carey
AHP
Clarence Clemons

Follow Artist

„I have been a Paiste artist for 20+ years and I'm always amazed at the beauty of the instruments. It is one of the most innovative instrument companies that truly captures the sounds and textures I hear in my head.“

Setup

Gigi Gonaway

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" Sound Formula Sound Edge Hi-Hat (discontinued)
18" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
10" Signature Splash
20" Signature Dark Metal Ride (discontinued)
13" Signature Dark Crisp Hi-Hat
18" PST X Swiss Thin Crash

Biography

Drummer in the original Mariah Carey band for 14 years. Recorded drums and percussion for Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G, Philip Bailey and Nils Lofgren.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Fast, responsive feel, fairly quick decay. An explosive Crash cymbal with a strong, low wash for unique effects in many styles of music.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

  • Sounds