Paiste Artist Since
„Paiste is the sound of many of my favorite drummers and now part of my sound. I can’t imagine playing without them. Paiste is a combination of the finest sound quality and beauty.“
Jose “Pepe” Andrade is an Ecuadorian drummer with a long career as a professional musician and sound engineer. He has performed with recognized Ecuadorian jazz, rock, and reggae bands. In 2004 he became a member of the reggae fusion band “Papa Chango” and recorded several albums and singles. Pepe was also part of the gypsy jazz band “Nuages”, combining both genres, he has toured in Ecuador, Colombia, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, France, and Germany, where he played in different festivals and venues. He also has extensive experience as a sound engineer and session drummer. He is currently living in New York City, working as an independent drummer, touring with South American artists around the NYC area and he joins Papa Chango for international tours, video, and audio recordings.
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 I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.
Sizes: 14", 15"
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.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.