Pierre Costes

The Blinkers

Pierre Costes

About

Paiste Artist Since
January 2022

Nationality
France

Main Affiliations
The Blinkers
Orchestre René Coll

Other Affiliations
Rumpus
Blue Roots Family
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Website
www.pierre-costes.com

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„What I expect from my cymbals is warmth, brilliance and precision ... my Paiste cymbals give me all of that. “

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Biography

Introduced to drums and classical percussion at the age of eight, Pierre won several prizes at the Toulouse Conservatory (jazz and drums). Very quickly noticed for his qualities of accompanist, he starts a career with a dazzling course. He has been the regular drummer of the René Coll Orchestra for ten years, and has also worked with great artists such as Michel Jonasz, Nicole Croisille, Liane Foly, Patrick Sébastien, Gérard Lenorman, Julie Zennatti, Amaury Vassili, Zebda, Annie Cordy, Nicoletta, Chico et les Gypsis, Yann Stotz, Jean Jacques Debout, Nilda Fernandez, Kids United... He was also the musical director of Lisandro Cuxi (winner of the voices 2017) and the mythical group Boney M. showing a tempo and a rare versatility ...

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

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

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    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

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, soft, warm, fast. Wide range, complex mix. Very soft feel, very responsive. Delicately whooshing effect cymbal with a round, balanced decay for short accents in low to moderate music settings.

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