Joe Letz

Emigrate

Joe Letz

About

Paiste Artist Since
March 2021

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Emigrate
Aesthetic Perfection

Website
joeletzparty.com

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„Discovering the power and the beauty of Paiste was like experiencing Disney world for the first time as a child. Here I’d thought I was playing quality cymbals my entire career and I had no idea that the bar was set so high outside of any other cymbal available in the entire world. I will never play anything else ever again.“

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Biography

Joe began his professional touring career at the age of 23 when he moved from NYC to California to join the infamous Nu-Metal act AMEN. He has since gone on to dominate the underground Industrial and “EBM” scene playing for numerous widely known acts such as Aesthetic Perfection, Combichrist, Genitorturers, Wednesday 13 and many more. In 2009 he linked up with Richard Kruspe of Rammstein and began moonlighting as the live drummer for Richard’s solo project known as Emigrate. Joe has been playing in Emigrate since 2008 and is also a full time crew member of Rammstein, catering to the bands many personal needs on the road, and hosting and DJ’ing their legendary afterparties back stage each night!

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, clean, energetic, strong. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Heavy response, controllable feel. Big, clean, glassy ping over a dry, dark and bell-like wash. The classic power ride sound for mainly Rock and Metal applications.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Full, forceful, powerful, slightly trashy. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Rather soft playing feel. Hefty, powerful attack with a saturated, menacing crash sound. Quite deep, beefy bell sound. Strong, loud, yet unintrusive cymbal. Ideal for crash ride patterns in very loud settings.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, silky, metallic, full, slightly trashy and very powerful. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Comfortable, responsive and somewhat soft feel. Exotic type of china that also offers the sound and function of a crash cymbal. Its unique shape makes both the bell and downward turned china edge accessible at once. Provides a strong, sizzling and deep layered china sound that is perfectly suited for any styles of Rock music and for other unique applications and percussive settings.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Fairly dirty, full, cutting, rich. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Very responsive feel. Full, barking and piercing, yet somewhat cushy open sound. Tight and rough chick sound. A very balanced hi-hat with a healthy dose of dirt and a note of darkness, featuring enhanced power for players that require a consistently strong pair of hi-hats.

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