John Dolmayan

System of a Down

John Dolmayan

About

Paiste Artist Since
August 1988

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
System of a Down

Other Affiliation
Scars on Broadway

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Setup

Cymbals listed from left to right

22" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Swish (discontinued)
14" RUDE Hi-Hat
6" 2002 Bell Chime (discontinued)
18" Signature Fast Crash
10" Signature Splash
8" Signature Splash
14" RUDE Hi-Hat
19" Signature Full Crash
24" RUDE Mega Power Ride "Eclipse"
24" 2002 Big Ride "Reverend Al's"
19" 2002 Wild China

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Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, warm, deep, somewhat dry, powerful. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy response, very balanced feel. Clear, cutting stick sound over big, full wash. Extremely loud, cutting ride with an enormous, big, loud and deep sounding bell. This special ride cymbal was created by Paiste's Sound Development team in collaboration with John Dolmayan, one of today's most influential Rock drummers.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Full, silky, powerful, deep. Fairly wide range, fairly complex mix. Responsive, soft feel with powerful attributes. Somewhat papery stick sound with a glassy undertone over fairly dark and cloudy wash. Very versatile ride cymbal with good crash-ability for classic rock music applications. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "Van Halen" drummer Alex Van Halen.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Medium bright, raw, full, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Heavy, full feel. Raw, full, loud open sound. Tight, full, cutting chick sound. Versatile, all-round hi-hat for loud playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 19"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Wild, roaring, dark, trashy, shimmering. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Responsive feel. Aggressive, widespread, shattering attack with an oriental, acidic decay. Perfectly suited for all types of extreme musical styles that require a sturdy, almost uncontrollable China. Odd sizes offer a unique and different alternative to your set up.

  • Sounds