Steeped in tradition, Paiste cymbals have been a family affair for well over a century. Paiste cymbals have a distinct, refined, rich sound that separates them from other cymbal manufacturers. The secrets in creating these unique sounds are life-long experience, deep knowledge about sound and alloys, uncompromising craftsmanship, and intensive experimentation. While Paiste cymbals have deep roots in an historic past, the mission of their cymbal program has always been to reflect the current state of music.
Paiste has pioneered a number of industry-changing cymbal innovations. From the legendary 8% Bronze alloy (CuSn8), to the flat ride cymbal and their revolutionary Sound Edge Hi Hat, Paiste has constantly pushed boundaries in their field. The 602 series has been lighting up smokey jazz clubs for decades. The fabled 2002 series set the tone for the world's biggest rock groups in the 70's and 80's, while the bold and brash Rude line pierced through the punk and metal scene. The invention of the Paiste Signature Alloy introduced an orchestral-like musicality to popular music. Their Tradition Series faithfully recreated historic vintage cymbal tones, and the Twenty Series brought together authentic Turkish Bronze with Paiste's world class Swiss craftsmanship.
The Drum Center of Portsmouth and Paiste have forged a strong relationship over the years. As drummers, we huge fans of their craftsmanship. If you aren't familiar with Paiste sound, stop what you're doing and start listening to our high quality Paiste cymbal demos. You are going to love what you hear!