Paiste Artist Since
Cymbals listed from left to right
18" Signature Traditionals Thin Crash
18" Masters Dark Crash
13" Signature Dark Crisp Hi-Hat
8" Signature Dark Energy Splash Mark I
10" Signature Dark Energy Splash Mark I
21" Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark II
10" PST X Swiss Splash (as stack top)
16" PST X Swiss Thin Crash (as stack mid)
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Stack Bottom (as stack bottom)
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Stack
19" Masters Dark Crash
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Michel’Le Baptiste, born and raised in Houston, Texas, started playing drums at the early age of 2. Graduating from Berklee College of Music class of ’14, she moved to LA by the grace of God, and that's when everything took off. She has worked with many beautiful artists, such as Chloe and Halle, Fifth Harmony, Adam Lambert, Lizzo, Beyonce, and currently on the road with Normani.
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: 8", 10"
Sound character: Full, wet with a brittle, trashy side. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft and very responsive, giving feel with a short, exploding sparkly splash character. Very well suited for dynamic effect accents in many musical styles. Also, well suited for hand playing in percussive set-ups.
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
Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.