Paiste Artist Since
„Paiste Cymbals add energy and warmth to everything I play. And that is exactly what I hope to give to the audience: energy and warmth! I’m incredibly honored to be part of the Paiste Family!“
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Melanie Krahmer is the lead singer and drummer for the NY-based indie-pop/rock band, SIRSY. She co-writes the songs with her bandmate and husband, Rich Libutti (guitar, bass). Melanie also plays keys and throws in a few mean flute solos, too. At live shows, Melanie plays a full drum kit while standing up. She also plays bass on a Roland midi unit that she’s mounted on the kit. It’s set up like a piano that she plays with her drumstick. (In the studio, Mel plays a more traditional set up and sits down.) Despite all her onstage musical multi-tasking, Mel always performs with a giant smile on her face. As a two-time cancer survivor, she says she has a lot to smile about. “Making music with Rich for our fans saves my life every day. It’s truly a labor of love”. SIRSY’s songs have been featured on Showtime’s tv show “Shameless”. They tour all over the US and Canada, playing 250+ shows per year, spreading love and smiles as they go. “Sirsy’s lead singer/drummer/bass player was stunning. With a great voice and an even better smile, the drummer is the center of attention, as she should be. Singing and playing drums has always been an impressive task. Now throw in the bass tracks and work that AT THE SAME TIME…DAMN!” — William Tompkins, SXSW Music Blog (Austin TX)
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 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.
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: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson