Reuben Bradley

Independent

Reuben Bradley

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About

Paiste Artist Since
August 2011

Nationality
New Zealand

Main Affiliation
Independent

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„I have loved Paiste’s sound ever since I was a kid; now that gorgeous sound is part of me and my music. I love to mix and match the classic sounds of the Formula 602 and the 2002 series with Signature Traditional and Masters series for versatile and expansive musical settings. “

Setup

Reuben Bradley

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" Formula 602 Classic Sound Edge Hi-Hat Top (regular)
14" Signature Dark Energy Light Dark Hats Mark I Bottom (discontinued)
16" Signature Traditionals Thin Crash
19" 2002 Thin Crash
8" 2002 Splash
22" Signature Traditionals Light Ride
18" 2002 Thin Crash
6" 2002 Cup Chime

Reuben Bradley

Cymbals listed from left to right

22" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Swish (discontinued)
20" Masters Dark Crash Ride

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Biography

Reuben Bradley has performed and recorded with celebrated jazz greats such as Taylor Eigsti, Matt Penman & David Friesen, as well as many Australasian jazz artists such as Mike Nock, Bernie McGann, Roger Manins & David Theak. Reuben has released four independent and award winning albums, including ‘Resonator’ which was voted Jazz album of the year 2011. Reuben holds positions as lecturer at both Griffith University Brisbane (The Conservatorium) and at JMC Academy Brisbane, and also runs summer intensive programs for the University of Southern Queensland. Reuben has performed with many Australasian pop stars including Dave Dobbyn, Julia Deans and Don McGlashan, 2021 finds Reuben holding down the drum throne with international recording artist Mirusia.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

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

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, silvery, breathy. Wide range, slightly complex, dense mix. Soft, giving, very responsive feel. A sturdy thin crash with a rich, cutting character. Perfect for patterned playing and filling sound spaces in minimal instrumentation.

  • 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