Paiste cymbals are handmade works of musical art. The Paiste sound began in 1901 in Russia, and since then, they have perfected their craft to offer quality bronze percussion instruments. This family business brings new and innovative sound to percussionists according to their needs. Cymbals are an ancient instrument and come in a wide range of styles. There are the more popular ride and crash cymbals, splash cymbals, swish cymbals and more. Keep in mind the style of music you play as well as the tone you are going for when you choose your Paiste cymbals.Hi-Hats and Crash Cymbals
Paiste crash cymbals are an excellent choice for both novice and professional cymbalists. Be sure to choose a pair that you can handle in terms of volume, size and weight. Smaller and thinner cymbals are not very loud, so if you will be playing in a large group or with louder music, choose wisely. Hi-hats are usually part of a drum kit. A foot pedal causes the two cymbals to come together. Classic Paiste hi-hat cymbals give a clean sound, although different size and weight hi-hats offer varying tones. Make sure that your drumsticks match the cymbals. Thick and heavy drumsticks aren’t the best pairing for smaller, thinner cymbals.Clash Cymbals and Gongs
Paiste also creates clash cymbals and gongs. Clash cymbals are standard in almost any marching band. These large cymbals are often as showy as they are resounding. Paiste also has bossed gongs and flat gongs. Symphonic gongs unite harmonies according to the type of stroke and the mallet. Accent gongs have an aggressive and lively sound that works with a variety of playing techniques.Various Series
Paiste cymbals from the professional series are exclusively handmade, while mid-range cymbals use minimal mechanical intervention. For novice cymbal players, there is the value class. These cymbals are entirely machine-made. The RUDE series keeps heavy metal and punk in mind in its design, while the Alpha series is great for amateur and serious players. Don’t think that just because you choose or already have one cymbal series that you can’t pair them with cymbals from another series. Paiste makes cymbals to achieve sound harmonies, so you can mix and match to your ear’s delight.Accessories
Prepare yourself for a gig or concert with the right accessories. If you have a backup set of straps, cymbal cleaner and protector, pads and carrying cases, your instrument will always be ready for its next big clang.