Jan Noponen

Wigwam

Jan Noponen

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About

Paiste Artist Since
November 1982

Nationality
Finland

Main Affiliation
Wigwam

Website
www.jannoponen.com

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„Paiste cymbals produce the sound I hear in my head and often surprise me in a way that takes me into different directions“

Setup

Jan Noponen

Cymbals listed from left to right

6" 2002 Accent Cymbal
8" 3000 Bell (Discontinued)
12" PST 8 Reflector Cajon Hats Top (Discontinued)
12" Alpha Medium Hi-Hat Bottom (Discontinued)
8" Signature Splash
10" PST X Swiss Splash
8" 2002 Splash
14" Sound Formula Crystal Crash (Discontinued)
14" PST X Swiss Thin Crash
20" Formula 602 Classic Medium Ride
12" 900 Series Splash
20" Sound Creation Dark China (Discontinued)
18" 3000 Power Crash (Discontinued)

Cymbals listed from left to right

10" PST X Pure Bell
12" Signature Flanger Bell (discontinued)
18" Sound Creation Short Crash (Discontinued)
18" RUDE Crash/Ride
20" Formula 602 Classic Thin Crash
20" Formula 602 Classic China (discontinued)
20" RUDE China (Discontinued)

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Jan Noponen started playing drums at a young age and his professional career took off when he joined Pave Maijanen’s Mistakes in 1981. Their first recording together ”Pidä Huolta” was an instant hit and has later earned status as a classic. After Mistakes he played in Lapinlahden Linnut, RinneRadio, Guitarslingers, Akimowskaja Bros and Sisters and was regularly seen gigging in local clubs with various ensembles. In 1991 he joined the reformed Wigwam - originally formed in 1968 and a Virgin records artist in the seventies. The band celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2018 with a sold out concert hall tour. He has played in theatre productions in major theaters as well as with independent theatre groups. He has also played in various movie and TV productions such as Ajolähtö, Velipuolikuu and Hardwick. Noponen has also been active as a composer and composed nearly one hundred theatre and TV productions. His compositions for dance theater have been heard in France, Germany, Netherlands and Argentina. As a session musician he has recorded with such artists as Albert Järvinen, Dave Lindholm, M. A. Numminen, Maukka Perusjätkä, Freud,Marx, Engels and Jung, Waltari,and Sakari Kuosmanen. Besides producing his own albums he has also produced albums for other artists receiving a gold record as a producer of Mari Rantasila’s album "Vain rakkaus".

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: 10", 12"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Medium bright, short, full. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Responsive, explosive feel with quick decay. Well rounded, fast Splash for short accents in various music styles.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 10"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, breathy. Medium range, complex mix. Very explosive response with quick decay. Soft feel. A fast, light accent effect cymbal for many musical styles.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 9", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, bright, calm, pure. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly hard, direct feel. Clear ping over a warm, long, calm bell sound. Thick aluminum instrument with a specific sound character for percussive effects. Very well-suited for mallet use.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 4", 6", 8"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, brilliant, warm. Narrow range, clean mix. Very responsive feel. Slightly shattering, explosive attack with warm, mellow bell-like fade. Features an exotic feeling, very dominant center tone with soft, swirling over- and undertones. Available individually, as pairs with straps, or strung up pairs. Could also be used as very unusual mini hats or mounted upside down over a ride bell.

  • Sounds