Rafael Dolinski

Quebra-Cabeça

Rafael Dolinski

About

Paiste Artist Since
October 2010

Nationality
Brazil

Main Affiliations
Quebra-Cabeça
Pepeu Gomes

Website
www.rafaeldolinski.com

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„Paiste makes the best cymbals, I love them. They were my dad's favorite cymbals and they are my favorite cymbals. The Paiste family and employees are also very kind to me and I am thankful for our friendship.“

Setup

Rafael Dolinski

Cymbals listed from left to right

18" 2000 China Type (discontinued)
15" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Hi-Hat Top ( regular)
15" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat Bottom (regular)
5 1/2" 2002 Cup Chime
18" PST X Swiss Medium Crash
4" 2002 Accent Cymbal
6" 2002 Cup Chime
24" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride
22" Formula 602 Classic Medium Ride
20" 3000 China (discontinued)
14" Sound Creation Dark Heavy Hi-Hat (discontinued)
22" Sound Creation New Dimensions Bell Ride (discontinued)
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Crash

Biography

Rafael Dolinski started playing drums after watching his father (José Roberto Martins Macedo) playing drums and percussion with Novos Baianos in 1997. His father was a great drummer/percussionist in Brazil and has performed/recorded with Novos Baianos, Gal Costa, Pepeu Gomes, Moraes Moreira, Baby do Brasil, Bocato, Tutti Frutti, Santana, Jaco Pastorius, among many others. Rafael learnt to play the drums by listening to his favorite drummers and bands: Michael Jackson/The Jacksons, Little Richard, Queen, The Who, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Novos Baianos, Pepeu Gomes, Santana, Rush, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, The Tubes and video game music. His father and the brazilian drummer Lauro Lellis helped Rafael to develop technique on the drums. They introduced him some new bands and musicians: Chick Corea, Steps Ahead, Weather Report, Casiopea, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gregg Bissonette, Simon Phillips, Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Buddy Rich and his dad's favorite drummer, Dennis Chambers. Another great influence on Rafael's playing is the brazilian drummer Jorginho Gomes. Rafael has played/recorded with: Pepeu Gomes, Baby do Brasil, Luis Melodia, Galvão, Luiz Carlini, Willy K, Luciano Nassyn, ULM Big Band, Alexandre Gonçalves and many freelance projects. He toured Brazil with the Quebra-Cabeça with musicians from the Novos Baianos band.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

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

    Sound character: Aggressive, bright, energetic, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Responsive feel, explosive attack. Powerful, cutting effect cymbal for exotic accents. A good cymbal for noisy crash riding at higher volume levels.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, fluttering slightly tinny. Medium range, complex mix. Flabby feel. Very responsive, and quick fading. Extraordinary, explosive sound where precise accents are needed in many styles of music. Also well-suited for hand playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 5", 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/2", 8", 5 pc Set, 7 pc Set
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Soft, extremely responsive. Explosive, shattering, glassy attack with modulating warm, full, long fade. Features an exotic, very dominant center tone with lively, flanging over- and undertones. Available individually or as sets on hardware mountable 5 and 7 arm holders. Well suited for upside down mounting over a ride bell.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 4", 6", 8"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, brilliant, warm. Narrow range, clean mix. Very responsive feel. Slightly shattering, explosive attack with warm, mellow bell-like fade. Features an exotic feeling, very dominant center tone with soft, swirling over- and undertones. Available individually, as pairs with straps, or strung up pairs. Could also be used as very unusual mini hats or mounted upside down over a ride bell.

  • Sounds