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The Paiste Sound Story begins at the turn of the century.
Michail Toomas Paiste, a composer and musician, whose father had come from Estonia to serve in the Tsarist Guard, founds a publishing business and music store in St. Petersburg. The operation, which also includes modest instrument manufacturing and repair facilities, flourishes for many years until the upheavals of the Russian Revolution force its closing.
Michail Toomas returns to his native country, and re-opens his business in the city of Tallinn. It is here that he begins to design and manufacture cymbals for concert and marching bands together with his son, Michail M. Paiste, who quickly becomes the driving force and eventually takes over the business. Seeking to meet the rapidly evolving demands of “modern music” and the emerging drum set, the son begins to develop his own special concept for Turkish style cymbals, which he prefers over the Chinese style as a starting point. It is during this time that he also develops the first gongs. The resulting instruments receive awards and international recognition as they begin to be exported to Europe, the USA and overseas.
The events of World War II force Michail M. to leave Estonia for Poland, where he re-establishes the family business. The company struggles with a wartime shortage of raw materials and difficulty in maintaining international relations, but manages to survive.
Towards the end of the war, Michail M. and his family escaped Poland as refugees, bringing him to Northern Germany where, for the third time, he begins to produce cymbals and gongs. The instruments’ superior reputation help revive business relationships and ensure development of a robust export business throughout the Fifties.
Michael M. establishes a manufacture in Switzerland, also bringing a third generation, sons Robert and Toomas, into what becomes the companies base for future development. A new era begins as Robert and Toomas make Paiste Switzerland the hub of its international business activities. Since 2003, the company is headed by Toomas’ son, Erik.
The company gains a firm foothold in the world’s largest musical instrument market with the establishment of Paiste America in the U.S.A.
The Paiste Philosophy
The principle of our family business is to continually create new sound with cymbals, gongs, and bronze percussion instruments according to the creative needs of drummers and percussionists.
The foundation of this search for musical sound is the successful combination of the musician’s creative imagination of musicians and the inventive spirit of the musical instrument maker. The spark that continually invigorates this search is music itself, in all its beauty, complexity, and seemingly never-ending capacity for new ways of expression. The relationship between us as sound makers, and drummers and percussionists as musicians, is the very intimate manifestation of this deep principle. This is our true purpose.
The secrets in creating sounds are life-long experience, a deep knowledge about sound and sounding alloys, painstaking craftsmanship, and intensive experimentation. We never get accidental results. We meticulously research and we thoroughly execute our creations. We guarantee consistency in sound qualities and sound color in every cymbal, percussive sound and gong we offer. Through these virtues we can offer a full range of unique and specific sounds, which respond to the musician’s personal wishes. We go on providing you with ever-new sound dimensions. We give you new possibilities to expand your sound spectrum and to creatively develop your individual musical expression. This helps you realize your musical dreams.
Our Cymbals are State-Of-The-Art
Our cymbal program always reflects the current state of music. Music is incredibly diverse and changes constantly. Today’s music mixes and matches styles; it borrows freely from historical periods; it is being enriched by ethnic and traditional genres; it continues to integrate worldwide music styles. Players no longer limit themselves within a certain style.
Experimentation, integration and revolution are the norm. The art of percussion has evolved to a point where technical and musical ability has reached unprecedented levels. Drummers and percussionists speak many musical languages and actively perform in several genres.
Our program is designed to keep up these trends. Our ability to do this has grown exponentially over the decades. As a result, our program covers more musical needs than ever before. We continually create new sounds. We create cymbals with more potential for variation and versatile application. We design more sound and function into individual models. We research and develop methods to bring more satisfying sound to lower priced ranges. In short - we work hard to make our cymbals do more to satisfy drummers and percussionists.
A pair of orchestral cymbals Paiste Symphonic Medium A / B 18 "
A pair of orchestral cymbals Paiste Symphonic Medium A / B 18 "Size, inches: 18/18 252 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste Traditional Medium Ride 20"
Balanced dark pleased with sizzling ping and moderate sustain.Size, inches: 20/ Type: Ride/12 974 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste Twenty Custom Full Crash 16"
Rich sound with a perfect combination of warm, deep tones and clear high frequencies. Dynamic sound spectrum ranges from soft and gentle to the piercingly powerful.Size, inches: 16/ Type: Crash/7 332 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste Signature Precision China 18"
Sound Character: Medium bright, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Explosive response, rather soft feel. Dynamic china for exotic colouring in a wide musical range.Size, inches: 18/ Type: China/7 332 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste Signature Precision Crash 16"
Sound Character: Bright, full, warm, brillant. Wide range, clean mix. Balanced feel. Very versatile, all-purpose crash for clear, full accents.Size, inches: 16/ Type: Crash/6 110 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste Signature Precision Splash 10"
Sound Character: Bright, clear, warm. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Explosive response. Dynamic splash cymbal for fine to medium strong accents in various musical styles.Size, inches: 10/ Type: Splash/3 825 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash 18"
Paiste Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash 18" - a dish for the drum, bright explosive crash, cutting through with a powerful attackSize, inches: 18/ Type: Crash/10 166 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste Signature Full Crash
Sound Character: Bright, full, warm, brilliant sparkling. Wide range, balanced, clean mix. Even response with warm, shimmering sustain. A very versatile, general purpose crash cymbal.
Sound Character: Bright, full, warm, brilliant sparkling. Wide range, balanced, clean mix. Even response with warm, shimmering sustain. A very versatile, general purpose crash cymbal.Size, inches: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20/ Type: Crash/7 826 ₴10 998 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste Signature Power Crash 16"
Sound Character: Very bright, full, high pitched. Wide range, clean mix. Responsive, swelling attack with long fade, extremely cutting. Very well suited wherever strong, cutting, powerful crashes are needed.Size, inches: 16/ Type: Crash/7 826 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste Signature Thin China
Drum Cymbal Paiste Signature Thin China with explosive response and fast fade. Size range allows everything from quick accents to complex ride playing. Avalaible in sizes 16" and 18".Size, inches: 16, 18/ Type: China/10 166 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste RUDE Wild China
Sound Character: Bright, metallic, aggressively roaring, very strong, raw. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Heavy with a comfortable feel. Aggressive, shattering attack with a roaring crash. Modern China sound with a grungy touch. Well suited for loud and very loud musical applications.Size, inches: 16, 18, 20/ Type: China/6 370 ₴8 502 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste RUDE Wild Crash
Sound Character: Very energetic and powerful, metallic, hissing. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Very responsive, giving feel. Very well suited for crash/ride patterns. Strong, sturdy, loud crash for aggressive playing styles in loud and extreme musical genres.Size, inches: 17, 18, 19, 20/ Type: Crash/6 682 ₴8 502 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste 8 Rock Ride
Sound Character: Bright, strong and full. Medium range, clean mix. Defined, clear, fairly glassy ping with a controllable wash. Cutting, massive bell sound. Perfectly suited for powerful playing at higher volume levels.Size, inches: 20, 22/ Type: Ride/3 807 ₴10 873 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste 8 Rock Splash 10"
Sound Character: Bright, explosive, clear. Medium range, clean mix. Fast, giving attack with even decay. Fairly strong, assertive splash for louder musical applications.Size, inches: 10/ Type: Splash/1 368 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste 8 Thin Splash 10"
Sound Character: Full, warm, short. Medium range, fairly clean mix. Quick attack and fast fading decay. Dynamic splash cymbal for nearly all musical styles.Size, inches: 10/ Type: Splash/1 368 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste RUDE Blast China 14"
Sound Character: Bright, metallic, rough, lively, raw. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Very responsive. Explosive, dirty crash sound. Agile China for strong, exotic accents.Size, inches: 14/ Type: China/5 168 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste RUDE Crash Ride
Sound Character: Very bright, raw, full, earthy, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Heavy feel, responsive, explosive crash. Versatile, general purpose crash and crash/ride for loud playing.Size, inches: 16, 17, 18, 19/ Type: Crash/Ride/6 968 ₴7 930 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste RUDE Hi-Hat 14"
Sound Character: Medium bright, raw, full, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Heavy, full feel. Raw, full, loud open sound. Tight, full, cutting chick sound. Versatile, all-round hi-hat for loud playing.Size, inches: 14/ Type: Hi-Hat/10 348 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste RUDE Novo China
Bright, silky, metallic, full, slightly trashy and very powerful. Wide range, fairly clean mix.Size, inches: 18, 20/ Type: China/8 866 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste RUDE Power Ride 22" The Reign
Sound Character: Bright, metallic, full, powerful, deep, piercing. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Heavy feel. Strong, clear ping over a deep, full, raw wash. Cutting, powerful bell. Strong, heavy cymbal for articulate, dynamic ride playing in loud music. Developed in co-operation with the speed metal pioneer Dave Lombardo.Size, inches: 22/ Type: Ride/10 556 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste RUDE Ride/Crash 20"
Sound Character: Medium bright, raw, full, energetic. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Fairly heavy feel, metallic ping over dirty, full supporting wash. Great for full, loud ride playing and incredibly strong, full crashes.Size, inches: 20/ Type: Crash/Ride/8 866 ₴Drum Cymbal Paiste RUDE Sound Edge Hi-Hat 14"
Sound Character: Very bright, raw, full, energetic. Fairly wide range, fairly complex mix. Heavy, controllable feel. Full, dirty, loud open sound. Sharp, cutting, strong chick sound. The sound edge for heavy players.Size, inches: 14/ Type: Hi-Hat/10 348 ₴
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