Paiste Artist Since
A Perfect Circle
Nine Inch Nails
Guns N' Roses
Sublime with Rome
Cymbals listed from left to right
15" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
19" 2002 Crash
22" Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark II
22" Signature Power Ride
Power Ride switched in as needed
20" 2002 Crash
20" PST X Swiss Medium Crash
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I’ve been playing drums with everyone under the sun for the past 30 yrs. Joined the musicians union when I was 12 to play Top 40 out at Disneyland and then started touring and making records when I was 15. I’ve appeared on hundreds of records with artists ranging from Michael Buble to Suicidal Tendencies. Nine Inch Nails to Glen Campbell. Sting to The Vandals. A Perfect Circle to Danny Elfman. Katy Perry to M83. DEVO to Guns n’ Roses. The Replacements to Weezer to….you get the picture. A bunch of great artists and probably twice as many bad ones. I’ve made some solo records along the way and have co-written songs with Queens Of The Stone Age, Guns n Roses, Sting, The Vandals, A Perfect Circle, Devo, and more. It’s been full steam ahead (since I left the 10th grade) to go on tour up until March 2020. Once I realized I was going to be home for more than 20 minutes for the first time ever (and kind of out of work ALSO for the first time ever) I had to figure out how I was going to keep sane and stay creative. I retreated out to my studio to write songs with no agenda or expectations. I needed an escape from the "real world" that was just outside the studio door and wanted to utilize finally having some time to myself….to be myself. Once again, writing songs that I wasn’t going to do anything ‘professionally’ with. I had no plans to release them and didn’t care about ever trying to make a dime with any of it. I was just ENJOYING doing it and entertaining myself. Maybe I’d make some wacky little videos on my iPhone and stick em up on instagram? And that’s what I started doing a bit of. But then when one of your best friends (and longtime cheerleaders) is Stone Gossard who just happens to have his own label and he comes to you saying “let’s put this thing out” I didn’t have to think twice about it. Sure, why not? After all, it’s what we do…and this album is a great example of something being done creatively from a completely pure and honest place. Just take the lyrics to “Headlock Headlock Nicolas Cage” or “Your Body Is A Nightmare” and I think you’ll agree. So check your attention span at the door and order your copy of “Just A Minute: Vol 1" today. I think you’ll like it. And if you don’t…well, it’s over pretty quick and you can get on with your day or whatever.
Sizes: 20", 21"
Sound character: Bright, rich, open, full. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Even, responsive feel and very controllable. Pronounced, bright and meaty stick sound supported by a solid wash. All-purpose cymbal for a wide range of musical applications.
Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
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 II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
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.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.
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.