For over a century, Paiste has been working to create new sounds. Through intensive experimentation, detailed craftsmanship and an extensive knowledge of acoustic alloys, Paiste has been able to develop some of the most inventive cymbals for a diverse range of musicians who work in all styles. Their innovations include the invention of the flat ride cymbal, sound edge hi-hat, flat bells, unlathed cymbals and more, and the Paiste Sound Development team is always at work, searching for new tones. Paiste cymbals are the way to go for adding personality to your drum kit.
If your primary concern is getting aggressive volume, a cymbal from the Paiste Rude series, like the Mega Power Ride Cymbal 24", is the one for you. This extra-heavy cymbal has a large, deep-sounding bell and an overall full wash to add complexity and density to your band's mix. It's the perfect choice for any rock, punk or metal drummer who likes to play it loud.
More than 20 years ago, Paiste introduced the China cymbal with an inverted bell, an innovation that's still going strong in designs like the Formula 602 Modern Essentials China 22". The turned-up edges make it easier to create complex, washy ride sounds and explosive, dark accents. It's an extremely versatile cymbal with a soft, responsive feel and articulate attack when you need it.
And these are only a small taste of the massive selection these pages have to offer. There's more than enough variety for top musicians like Paul Bostaph of Slayer, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Danny Carey of Tool, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys and Josh Devine of One Direction to all find their fit. So it's safe to say there's a perfect Paiste cymbal – or two, or three – waiting here for you to find.