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„Having been a Paiste artist for over 25 years, and playing them for at least 40 years, I have always found the sounds I am looking for. Quality, craftsmanship and the willingness to always be looking towards the future makes Paiste the great company that it is. Paiste Forever!“
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In sound, motion and beauty…So to lays the groundwork for truth. I am eternally grateful to have created honest music with some of the greatest artists of our time. With over 100 record credits, just a few of the artists I have had the good fortune to record and/or perform with include: Hot Tuna, Ahmad Jamal, Paul Simon, Roswell Rudd, Michelle Shocked, Tony Levin, Julius Hemphill, Giovanni Hildago, Zakir Hussain, Wadada Leo Smith, Bruce Hornsby, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Dave Douglas, Duanik Lazro, Karl Berger, Marilyn Crispell, Percy Heath, Warren Haynes, The Memphis Pilgrims, Anthony Braxton. and Dewey Redman. among many, many others. Through touring for over 45 years, its always astonishing at the level of creativity in our music that is happening around the globe. Giving workshops and master classes continues to inspire and helps to focus what is important on our instrument and in the music. As a believer in what YOU have to offer is the most important aspect of my teaching. Stay strong to you own individuality as that is what we are all looking for.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.
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.