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NAMM 2017: Array of new Paiste cymbals to be showcased

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Cymbals

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Paiste

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Laura  Barnes
NAMM 2017: Array of new Paiste cymbals to be showcased

The new Paiste 900 series.

Paiste is launching a limited edition Nicko McBrain ‘Treasures’ set, new 900 Series and lots more.

Paiste has unveiled a wide variety of new cymbal ranges and models, which will all be on show at this year’s NAMM.

First up, the new 900 Series is crafted from 2002 Bronze, known for its legendary warmth, brilliance and strength. In sophisticated hybrid manufacturing the cymbals are refined by Swiss craftsmanship with hand hammering and lathing. A special finish slightly darkens the cymbals and amplifies the lathing grooves and hammer marks for a spectacular appearance that fuses roughness and elegance.

Models include:
– Crash Cymbals: 16", 17", 18", 19" and 20" in Medium and Heavy
– Ride Cymbals: 20" and 22“ in Medium and Heavy, plus a Heavy 24” Mega Ride
– Hi Hats: 14" in Medium and Heavy, 14” Sound Edge in Medium, 15” in Heavy
– FX Cymbals: 10" and 12" Splashes, 14", 16" and 18" Chinas

Next up we have the new Color Sound 900. This new range from Paiste is the latest incarnation in the colour cymbal story, which started in 1984. While they feature essentially corresponding sound and function, the colour coating causes a slightly drier sound, shortens the sustain, and results in a more focused attack. Significantly, the same flexibility and giving feel as in the 900 Series is present.

Models include:
– Crash Cymbals: 16", 17", 18", 19" and 20" in Medium and Heavy
– Ride Cymbals: 20" and 22“ in Medium and Heavy, plus a Heavy 24” Mega Ride
– Hi Hats: 14" in Medium and Heavy, 14” Sound Edge in Medium, 15” in Heavy
– FX Cymbals: 10" and 12" Splashes, 14", 16" and 18" Chinas

Also from Paiste is the PST X DJs 45 Set, which was created in collaboration with the soulful Daru Jones, whose church gospel roots led him to the status of being a sought-after drummer and producer/musical director in the hip-hop, soul and rock scene. Highly praised mainstream associations include top acts such as Jack White and Jamie Lidell.

Daru desired a highly portable cymbal set for hip-hop sessions, DJ Jams, and other sit-ins that spontaneously present themselves, enabling him to preserve his personal sound in modern urban mobility. The concept was developed in the PST X series, which provides a suitable basis for the type of fast and dry sounds that perfectly fit the world of Hip-hop & Electronica percussion.

Models include:
– Crash Cymbal: 12”
– Ride Cymbal: 12” (vinyl design)
– Hi Hat: 12”

Paiste’s Master Series is getting some new ‘thin’ models. Paiste worked extensively with cymbal master Jim Keltner to develop the 22" Swish, which offers wide-ranging ride and crash functions with exotic character due the traditional Chinese based shape. As in the other new models, thin weight and low curvature leads to soft, responsive feel, and very controllable function.

Models include:
– Multi Crash/Rides: 20”, 22”, 24” Thin
– Hi Hats: 14”, 15”, 16” Thin
– Swish: 22”

Last but not least, Paiste is launching a limited edition Nicko McBrain ‘Treasures’ set.

Since joining Iron Maiden, Nicko McBrain has become one of the most admired and influential drummers in modern times. Inspired by the Mayan theme of the tour stage set, Paiste and Nicko collaborated to create special silk screens for the cymbals. Elements of the artwork include the sun god Tonatiuh, and the date January 9, 1983 written in Mayan calendar glyphs, the day of Nicko's very first session with Iron Maiden. The Paiste logos are rendered in Iron Maiden script.

The cymbal set consists of the Signature Reflector models 14" Heavy Hi-Hat, 15", 16", 18", 19", 20" & 22" Heavy Full Crashes, 22" Bell Ride, 22" Heavy China, a Signature 20" Fast Medium, a RUDE 17" Crash/Ride and a Formula 602 13" Heavy Bell.

Paiste has also announced new Signature, Giant Beat and Traditional cymbal models.

Keep up to date with all the latest NAMM 2017 news here.

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