Paiste Artist Since
New York Studios
Cymbals listed from left to right
18" RUDE China
18" RUDE Crash/Ride
20" RUDE Wild Crash (discontinued)
16" Formula 602 Classic Heavy
20" Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark I
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Roger has been a working musician in New York City for 45 years. He has played on over 100 albums and innumerable Movie/TV soundtracks and has toured and performed with some of the top Artists in the field of Jazz, R&B and Pop music. Currently he is performing in his 12th Broadway show “Aint Too Proud” (the life and Tims of the Temptations). Roger has been a Paiste artist for 35 years and loves the many sound colors available to a percussionist. The wide range of cymbals and gongs have added brilliant color choices throughout these many years.
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: 17", 18", 19"
Sound character: Very energetic and powerful, metallic, hissing. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Very responsive, giving feel. Very well suited for crash/ride patterns. Strong, sturdy, loud crash for aggressive playing styles in loud and extreme musical genres.