Basement Saints

Simon "Molly" Moll


Paiste Artist Since
March 2022


Main Affiliation
Basement Saints

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„Like everyone else, I have played and tested many different cymbals, but no brand inspires me like Paiste. I don't know how they do it, but one stroke on a new cymbal and my head explodes with ideas. I just got new Formula 602's and it's insane how smooth they cut through the sound without being too loud and leave more space to the guitars and vocals.“


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Simon "Molly" Moll started playing drums at the age of 16, exactly at the age when most people quit after the regular school years. Just two years later he was already playing in a punk rock band and a fusion jazz band. Shortly after, he was asked to join his first successful band Rag Dolls, which was the start of his career as a professional drummer. After parting ways with the band, he toured as an independent drummer with the Pascal Geiser Blues Band and Velvet Two Stripes, among others. Currently, he is a permanent member of Basement Saints, a multinational rock band based in Switzerland. Basement Saints serve retro-feelings and prove that old-time rock 'n' roll is reviving with a new zest.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds