Sam Rodriguez


Paiste Artist Since
April 1997

United States

Main Affiliation

Other Affiliation
Aretha Franklin

Sam Rodriguez


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Sam is involved in several original music projects as well as being an avid performer in the festival and jobbing band circuits. Sam has played in numerous bands, churches and artist over the years including Grammy winner the late Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, John Ryan (Fireball – Pitbull- one Direction) and many others, playing in venues that range from House of Blues, thePark West to clubs, festivals, and bars. Sam has performed on local and national TV, and has also been on local and internet radio. Broadway “ Smoky Joe Café “ He’s has experience in R&B, rock, pop, calypso, blues, fusion, Latin-jazz, salsa, world, folk, classical, reggae, disco, R&B, percussion groups, dance ensembles, etc.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, powerful, crisp. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, cutting open sound, clear, defined closed sound. Crisp chick sound. Bright hi-hat with a wide range for articulate playing in medium loud settings to cutting power in very loud situations.

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