Gregg Bendian

Todd Rundgren

Gregg Bendian

About

Paiste Artist Since
December 1994

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Todd Rundgren
The Mahavishnu Project
Mike Keneally
Solo Artist

Website
www.bendianmusic.com

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„PAISTE is the sound I hear in my head when I want to color the music with brilliant, distinct, and vivid textures.“

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Biography

GREGG BENDIAN is a drummer/percussionist/producer/educator who first made a name for himself with jazz greats Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, and John Zorn. Over the course of his 30-plus years on the scene, Bendian has toured, recorded, and collaborated with some of music’s most innovative artists in a wide-range of genres, including Pat Metheny, Todd Rundgren, Nels Cline, Jan Hammer, Zoot Horn Rollo, and Mike Keneally. He is founder/leader of The Mahavishnu Project, and his own bands, Trio Pianissimo and Interzone.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Sizes: 18", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, warm, strong, exotic, sizzling, earthy. Wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Fairly soft, responsive feel. Great for explosive, strong, dark accents. Complex, washy ride sound. A modern China cymbal with a wide spectrum for various musical applications. “The China is nearly smooth”, states Vinnie Colaiuta.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Warm, mellow, crystal-like. Medium range, fairly clean mix. Very balanced and controlled feel. A pearly, woody stick sound paired with a silvery wash. A very sensitive cymbal perfectly suited for soft playing at lower volume level and studio application.

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, silvery, bright, somewhat mellow. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Quick and responsive feel with a soft and warm touch. Very controllable. Full, round and energetic open sound, paired with a light and airy chick sound. Ideal for playing at moderate volume level and a wide range of studio applications.

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