Jon Berger

Independent

Jon Berger

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About

Paiste Artist Since
May 1994

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Independent

Website
www.jonbergerdrums.com

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„They fit into any musical setting from a whisper to a roar. Clarity and sublime musicality. That unmistakable Paiste sound.“

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Biography

Jon Berger- Broadway Shows Romeo and Bernadette, Gloria Gaynor, Buddy Holly Roy Orbison Hologram, Petula Clarke The Ocean City Pops, Broadway’s My Fair Lady, Summer, Hello Dolly, Jersey Boys, In The Heights, Fiddler, Next to Normal, Les Mis, Cats, Saturday Night fever, Aretha Franklin, The Washington Ballet, Urban Stages Outreach artist B.F.A. Percussion S.U.N.Y. Purchase. Paiste, DW, Remo, Vater, Drumtacs

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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, dry, woody. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Full, warm, open sound. Loose, soggy chick sound. Perfectly suited for traditional swing patterns, but also well usable for other acoustic styles like Blues, Country, Soul or Gospel.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

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    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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    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, silvery, airy with a mystical touch. Medium wide range, fairly complex mix. Very soft, papery feel. Very responsive. A graceful crash cymbal for delicate, sensitive playing with light sticks, brushes, rods and hands. Well suited for mallet rolls.

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