Nick Radford


Nick Radford


Paiste Artist Since
January 2008

United States

Main Affiliations
Status Lost


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„Paiste has always been my dream cymbal to play and I am so fortunate that they decided to have me on as an artist. These are the best cymbals in the business!“


Nick Radford

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Signature Dark Energy Hats Mark I
19" 2002 Wild Crash (discontinued)
22" Twenty Ride (discontinued)
20" Twenty Crash (discontinued)
Custom Stack - 11" Dark Buzz Splash/18" Twenty China


I have been drumming since I was 9 years old and formed my first band in 6th grade, covering Nirvana and other 90s grunge bands. I fell in love with playing in bands and I never looked back. After continuing to play through high school I joined the band Annuals which took me all over the world, experiencing giant festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, and Lollapalooza, and appearances on network TV which included appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Setup Cymbals

Only standard models appear in this section.
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Hissing, roaring, metallic, shimmering. Narrow range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive, balanced feel, especially controllable while crash/riding. A strong, piercing, crash paired with a growling decay. Very sturdy crash cymbal for louder musical applications in aggressive drumming styles.

  • Sounds