Jimith Sirinandana

Clinician, Instructor & Recording Artist

Jimith Sirinandana

About

Paiste Artist Since
May 2021

Nationality
Sri Lanka

Main Affiliation
Clinician, Instructor & Recording Artist

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„The main reason for me to be in love with Paiste is their wide range of cymbal selection, which has a very unique identity and versatility in each and every cymbal. They always cater beyond the expectation of any musician of any style“

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Biography

Being born as the only child in a traditional dancing / drumming family background in Sri Lanka was not that easy, as even the name ‘Jimith’ stands for a traditional rhythmic phrase here in our country. If anyone asks me to explain myself in brief, my ideal answer would be a self learner, where it was all about listening to music and putting it into work. And I love to do experiments infusing the Sri Lankan drums where I post a lot of content on my social media platforms. I used to listen to a lot of funk and Latin music and fell in love with Afro Cuban rhythms as well. I started listening to all types of music and was blown away after watching some of the drummers, who became my idols namely Eric Moore, where I even got the chance to share the same stage with. Presently I work with the top notch musicians in Sri Lanka and create music, while tutoring and educating a lot of students around my country.

Setup Cymbals

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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

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    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: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

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  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    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.

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