Rainer Meinart

Genka

Rainer Meinart

About

Paiste Artist Since
March 2014

Nationality
Estonia

Main Affiliations
Genka
Yasmyn
Rasmus Rändvee

Other Affiliations
Revolver
Grind Live
Who Framed Roger Moore

Setup

Rainer Meinart

Cymbals listed from left to right

10" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Splash
14" PST X Swiss Hats Bottom (as hi-hat bottom)
14" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Hi-Hat Top (as hi-hat top)
18" PST X Swiss Medium Crash
10" PST X Pure Bell
21" Masters Dark Dry Ride
16" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
18" 2002 Wild Crash

Biography

I started playing drums when I was about 10y old. Immediately started playing grunge and punkrock in the year 2001. Most of my career I’ve played with Paiste starting with old 502 and 802 Series. Recorded my first band demos when I was around 11-12y. Then by the time of graduation, I had recorded drums for couple of albums and songs here and there. My drumming career got off around 2012/2013 when I was playing in bands like Revolver (EST), Genka, Johnny Stalker (ex-bedwetters), a lot of drumming with cool DJ’s from Grind club series (Jozels, K-Sein, MHKL). Now, almost 20 years later I have played with most of my favorite artists in Estonia – rappers, DJ’s, metal and rock bands. I love them all. Proudest moments would be couple of Music Award shows (w/ Cartoon ; Rasmus Rändvee; Nublu ) and being able to play with amazing artist like Genka & Paul Oja, plus new and up-coming star YASMYN.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 21"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dry, rich, silky, strong. Medium range, fairly complex mix. Very controllable and fairly dry feel. Silvery ping over rather short sustained and dusty wash. Ideally suited for articulated and precise playing in most musical styles such as R&B, Funk, Pop and Country.

  • Sounds
  • 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: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 9", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, bright, calm, pure. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly hard, direct feel. Clear ping over a warm, long, calm bell sound. Thick aluminum instrument with a specific sound character for percussive effects. Very well-suited for mallet use.

  • 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