Paiste Artist Since
„Paiste cymbals have the versatility for any project. The power to cut through and the tonality for any musical shade.“
Nick Liberatore has been playing Paiste cymbals for over 20 years. He can be seen playing in the house band for The Comedy Jam on Comedy Central. Nick tours live with the show, playing festivals such as Just For Laughs in Montreal, Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Outsidelands, The New York Comedy Festival, and more. Based in Los Angeles, he plays and does numerous sessions with bands such as Solitary Friends, Regan & Watkins, Hellfried Bastards, Cindergarden, Annie Hardy & The Psychos, and Dignitary. He was hand-picked by Billy Corgan to audition for The Smashing Pumpkins. His own two-man group Elemenopy has released two albums, Sgt.Walrus's Westward Journey and The Sound That Thursday Built. They can be seen on their monthly live online show, T.G.I.F.F.F. Nick has made loyal use of his Paiste setup for all of these projects and is proud to use them for any musical outlet.
Sizes: 14", 15"
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.