Paiste Artist Since
„I’ve played on ALL makes of cymbals. Paiste are the classiest sounding cymbals I’ve ever found. Playing the Dark Energy’s was the turning point for me. When I heard them in 2003, I ONLY wanted to play Paiste. The support I get is equal to the cymbals; first class.. I am honoured that the company consider me worthy of being part of the family. “
Liverpool born drummer Roy Martin has led an eclectic career freelancing worldwide for 30 years. Touring and recording around the globe with artists from post punk indie legends; Modern English and soul diva Aretha Franklin to guitar hero Snowy White, pop/soul singer-songwriter James Morrison and multi- platinum selling French superstar Patricia Kaas, amongst many others. . . . He is a proud endorser of Paiste cymbals since 2003.
Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
Sound character: Full, rich, warm, strong, deep, silvery. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, even feel. Warm sparkling stick sound over a wide, deep wash. Fairly quick, strong crash sound. Extremely dynamic and lively ride cymbal, suitable for numerous musical styles.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.
Sizes: 14", 15"
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.