Paiste Artist Since
Deer Park Avenue
„Paiste cymbals are my dream cymbals. The sound, the energy, the artistry—it all comes together in Paiste. There’s no other cymbal I would choose.“
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Stephanie Snyder is drummer and co-founding member of sister rock duo Deer Park Avenue, signed to Muve Recordings in Switzerland. She was trained in classical piano and ballet before getting a drum set so she could play drums like Ringo Starr. She is inspired by heroes Gregg Bissonette (who gave Stephanie her first lesson), Stewart Copeland, Daru Jones, and Jeff Porcaro. Stephanie and Sarah grew up playing music at their dad’s church on Long Island before moving to Switzerland, graduating in journalism, and starting a rock band. Deer Park Avenue have toured in the US and Europe, playing at clubs and festivals including the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, the Tollwood Festival in Munich, Germany, the Distancing Festival in Switzerland, and have supported acts Palaye Royale, Bebe Rexha, Stefanie Heinzmann, Stress, 77 Bombay Street, and many more. Their self-titled debut EP was produced by Matt Bissonette (Brian Wilson, Elton John) and their latest release Conscious Mess (Muve Recordings) is a hard-hitting mess of rock ‘n’ roll produced with Reto Peter (Modest Mouse, Green Day) and released on Lockdown Day 2020. Deer Park Avenue are passionate about music education and the power of music to bring people together. They head up a music program for youth called Jam Session that focuses on building community and confidence through jamming and live performance.
Sizes: 18", 19", 20", 21", 22", 24"
Sound character: Warm, deep, brilliant, lush. Medium wide range, complex mix. Responsive, giving feel. Warm luscious crashes with swift fade. Airy, defined ping over wide multi-layered wash. Broad, musical, integrated bells. Multifunctional design to work well as both crashes and rides in medium low to loud settings.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson