Paiste Artist Since
„For me, Paiste Cymbals has always represented excellence and achievement. Many of the teachers and players that left a lasting impression on me while coming up played Paiste. Their cymbals have become a part of my sound."“
Minneapolis, MN - based drummer Jason Hirt began his professional career in 2013. While studying percussion at McNally Smith College of Music, Jason began working the club scene in the Twin Cities, eventually leading to larger regional and national touring opportunities. Jason made his international debut in 2016 traveling across Europe and the United Kingdom with metal band Ghost Bath (Nuclear Blast Entertainment). Jason also works throughout various studios in the Twin Cities as a session player. Currently Jason is in studio with Ghost Bath working on the band's 4th LP, due out in 2020.
Sizes: 18", 19", 20", 22", 24", 26"
Sound character: Deep, dark, rich, brilliant, warm. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Even, balanced, very responsive feel. Pearly, wooden ping over a wide, deep, full wash. Big, swelling crash sound. Strong, articulate embedded bell. An ultimate classic sound, developed in 1967 during one of popular music's most revolutionary eras.
Sizes: 18", 22"
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.
Sizes: 13", 14", 15", 17"
Sound character: Medium bright, full, warm, brilliant. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Fast, responsive feel. Full, bright, energetic open sound. Sharp, full chick sound. The original, once patented, wavy bottom hi-hat design. The 17" version adds extraordinary boost, low end and crisp projection.