Nicko McBrain

Iron Maiden

Nicko McBrain

About

Paiste Artist Since
July 1980

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliation
Iron Maiden

Website
www.drumone.co.uk

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Setup

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash (Custom)
19" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
16" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash (discontinued)
20" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
18" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
14" Signature Reflector Heavy Hi-Hat (Custom)
13" Formula 602 Classic Heavy Bell
22" Signature Reflector Bell Ride "Powerslave"
17" RUDE Crash/Ride
20" Signature Fast Medium
22" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash (discontinued)
22" Signature Reflector Heavy China (Custom)

Videos & Pics

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PAISTE CYMBALS - 2 Legends 1 Sofa - Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) & Ian Paice (Deep Purple) - (1/6)
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Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Fairly dark, full, controlled, glassy, shimmering. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Very comfortable feel with a clear, full ping over a large, deep harmonic wash. This ride cymbal is extremely well suited for intricate stick work that calls for a strong bell in all types of Rock based music. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "Iron Maiden" drummer Nicko McBrain.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, explosive, full, sparkling, warm. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Even, giving feel with a powerful attack, sharp response and a nice sparkling fade. A strong, full, durable and cutting crash with radiant sound.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, strong, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Giving feel. Fast response, short sustain, followed by even fade out. Explosive, rich crash with strength and cut. Excellent multipurpose crash for higher volume settings.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 13"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Very bright, clear, piercing. Narrow range, clean mix. Extra heavy, immediate feel. Very thick, bright cymbal with crystal-clear, piercing ping and extremely long sustain.

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