Paiste Artist Since
„My two main drumming influences growing up both played Paiste and their sound has always been so special to me. These cymbals have such a strong identity and character to their sound, I can always tell one with my eyes shut! “
Mez is a multi-instrumentalist from the UK. He is on tour with UK Pop legends Madness and has played with: Van Morrison, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Jeff Beck, Paul Weller, Leona Lewis, Pete Doherty & Carl Barat (The Libertines), Jools Holland, Imelda May, Joss Stone, Georgie Fame, Maceo Parker, Candy Dulfer, Chrissie Hynde, Fat White Family, Kansas Smittys and many other talented artists. His self-written solo album Von Kleet has been featured on BBC Radio. He sings and plays guitar, bass & drums on the record.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.
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
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.