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)
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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".
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: 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: 9", 10"
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.
Sizes: 4", 6", 8"
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.