Paiste Artist Since
Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik
Emmerhoff & The Melancholy Babies
„My very first cymbals were Paistes, a 14" Dixie and a 16" Stambul that came with my first drum kit. The kit did not come with a ride cymbal, so a very important choice was made when in 1986 I travelled with my mother to the nearest city to buy one - a brand new 20" 505 Ride. Since then I've owned and used a wide variety of Paiste lines - Color Sound 5s, 2002, 802, RUDEs, Masters, Formula 602s and Signatures. In fact, my 16" Signature Fast Crash that I bought new in 1997 is probably on every recording I have done since then.“
Cymbals listed from left to right
15" Paiste/Ludwig Standard Hi-Hat (1960s)
8" Signature Splash
14" Signature Fast Crash
6" 2002 Cup Chime
16" 2002 Medium
5" 2002 Cup Chime
14" 2002 Crash
Born 1974, Iver has made a diverse career for himself both as a musician and as a prolific music producer and mixing/mastering engineer, having contributed in various roles to hundreds of releases since the 1990s. As a drummer, he can be seen and heard in wildly varying styles and settings, always focusing on driving the music forward with a solid groove both live and in the studio. In 2018, he accepted the offer to join Norwegian metal band Enslaved as their regular drummer, after having co-produced their albums since 2010.
Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
Sound character: Full, rich, fairly bright, solid. Medium range, clean mix. Controlled and even feel. Very nice and sparkling stick sound supported by a breathy layer of wash. Perfectly balanced. A dynamic all around cymbal for many musical styles played at moderate level.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22"
Sound character: Silvery, breathy, transparent. Fairly wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Soft shimmering and velvety feel. A light crash cymbal with a definite retro character suited for many styles in that music genre.
Sizes: 14", 15"
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.