Signature

About

Forged from a proprietary bronze developed specifically for cymbals, handcrafted from start to finish by highly skilled Swiss craftsmen, conceived and executed according to uncompromising sound concepts, Signature Cymbals are instruments of unsurpassed quality for the discerning drummer’s quest for personal creativity and musical excellence.

Since
1989

Alloy
Proprietary Signature Bronze

Applications
Most volume settings • Live and recording • Wide range of music styles such as Pop, Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Funk, R&B, Classic, Avant-garde, Big Band, Country, Blues and Gospel

Sound
Musical, transparent, beautiful, rich, colorful, full, clear, expressive sound • The range of models features everything from particularly delicate, well balanced and sensitive to expressive, potent and powerful and projective qualities

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    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Dry, slightly dark, raw, melodic. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Heavy yet controllable feel. A clear, glassy ping over a dry and slightly dark, harmonic layer of wash. Very distinctive, tight and deep bell. Well suited for all types of musical styles that require clear stick work and a strong bell. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "The Police" drummer Stewart Copeland.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, steely, energetic. Fairly narrow range, slightly complex mix. Heavy feel. Glassy, strong ping that's drier, more raw, wooden in the un-lathed zone, and livelier, crisper, richer in the lathed zone. Fairly raw, earthy, complex wash that's very tight and controlled. Loud, piercing bell. Cutting, variable ride cymbal with distinct playing zones for articulate playing in louder settings. "This is the one. Covers the most demanding players." - Carl Palmer

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    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, metallic, full. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, pronounced ping over controlled, dark, deep, and complex wash. Strong, musical, well separated bell. Very strong, cutting ride for articulate playing at elevated volume levels. "Beautiful and harmonic." - Danny Carey

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    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, strong, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Giving feel. Fast response, short sustain, followed by even fade out. Explosive, rich crash with strength and cut. Excellent multipurpose crash for higher volume settings.

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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, full, warm, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, focused mix. Responsive feel. Bright, aggressive open sound. Sharp, cutting chick sound. Excellent for articulate playing.

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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, warm. Medium wide range, balanced, clean mix. Even feel. Clear, full open sound. Clean, balanced chick sound. A very good all-purpose hi-hat.

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    Sizes: 12"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Warm, bright, crisp, rich, strong, brilliant. Fairly wide range, fairly clean mix. Giving feel. Crisp, rich open sound. Full, brilliant chick sound. Bright, assertive hi-hat, great for articulate playing or as an auxiliary hi-hat. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "The Police" drummer Stewart Copeland.

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    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, trashy. Wide range with complex frequencies. Well suited for stronger china ride playing and big, exotic crashes.

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    Sizes: 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly trashy, bright attack, low wash. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Explosive response, fast fade. Size range allows everything from quick accents to complex ride playing.

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    Sizes: 13"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Full, bright, metallic, strong. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly heavy, very immediate feel. Dry, clear, strong, slightly distorted ping over sparse, warm, metallic bell sound. A loud, lively, unusual cymbal with very specific ride and bell playing functions. Also suited for strong color accents and various percussion effects.

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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, clean mix. Slightly heavy feel. Clear, full open sound. Cutting, precise chick sound. Good for heavier playing.

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    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Dry, slightly dark, raw, melodic. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Heavy yet controllable feel. A clear, glassy ping over a dry and slightly dark, harmonic layer of wash. Very distinctive, tight and deep bell. Well suited for all types of musical styles that require clear stick work and a strong bell. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "The Police" drummer Stewart Copeland.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, steely, energetic. Fairly narrow range, slightly complex mix. Heavy feel. Glassy, strong ping that's drier, more raw, wooden in the un-lathed zone, and livelier, crisper, richer in the lathed zone. Fairly raw, earthy, complex wash that's very tight and controlled. Loud, piercing bell. Cutting, variable ride cymbal with distinct playing zones for articulate playing in louder settings. "This is the one. Covers the most demanding players." - Carl Palmer

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  • Details

    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, metallic, full. Wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Bright, pronounced ping over controlled, dark, deep, and complex wash. Strong, musical, well separated bell. Very strong, cutting ride for articulate playing at elevated volume levels. "Beautiful and harmonic." - Danny Carey

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    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, strong, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Giving feel. Fast response, short sustain, followed by even fade out. Explosive, rich crash with strength and cut. Excellent multipurpose crash for higher volume settings.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, full, warm, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, focused mix. Responsive feel. Bright, aggressive open sound. Sharp, cutting chick sound. Excellent for articulate playing.

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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, warm. Medium wide range, balanced, clean mix. Even feel. Clear, full open sound. Clean, balanced chick sound. A very good all-purpose hi-hat.

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    Sizes: 12"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Warm, bright, crisp, rich, strong, brilliant. Fairly wide range, fairly clean mix. Giving feel. Crisp, rich open sound. Full, brilliant chick sound. Bright, assertive hi-hat, great for articulate playing or as an auxiliary hi-hat. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "The Police" drummer Stewart Copeland.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, clean mix. Slightly heavy feel. Clear, full open sound. Cutting, precise chick sound. Good for heavier playing.

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    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, trashy. Wide range with complex frequencies. Well suited for stronger china ride playing and big, exotic crashes.

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    Sizes: 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly trashy, bright attack, low wash. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Explosive response, fast fade. Size range allows everything from quick accents to complex ride playing.

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    Sizes: 13"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Full, bright, metallic, strong. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly heavy, very immediate feel. Dry, clear, strong, slightly distorted ping over sparse, warm, metallic bell sound. A loud, lively, unusual cymbal with very specific ride and bell playing functions. Also suited for strong color accents and various percussion effects.

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PAISTE CYMBALS - Series Spotlight - Signature Mellow (2019)
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PAISTE CYMBALS - Series Spotlight - New Signature Models (2019)
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PAISTE CYMBALS - Series Spotlight - Signature Power
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