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Paiste introduces the Twenty Masters Collection series of ride cymbals

Launched at Winter NAMM Show 2011 in Anaheim, California, renowned cymbal maker Paiste takes its new Twenty Masters Collection to Musikmesse 2011, Frankfurt, stand 3.0B15.
The Twenty Masters Collection is an assemblage of exquisite and laboriously hand- manufactured cymbals made of CuSn20 bronze to achieve superior sound for various musical genres, comprising eleven ride models.

The Dark Rides, available in 20” and 22”, meet the requirements of Jazz drummers that seek vintage sound. Their dark-smoky vibe and soft feel suit dynamic playing in quiet to medium-loud combos. The 20” Dark Crash Ride is slightly lighter, hence provides somewhat more wash but features the same vintage-earthy timbre as the Dark Ride.
The Dark Crisp Rides in 20” and 22” feature the same traditional-dark color tone. Somewhat heavier than the Dark Rides, these models are suitable for drummers in medium-loud settings that need more stick definition but don’t want to miss the lively intensity.
The 20” Sweet Ride was developed in collaboration with French Jazz icon André “Dédé” Ceccarelli. The smooth, silvery ping over the warm, soft basic character makes this ride suitable for sophisticated applications in smaller bands. Dédé’s inspiration for this cymbal is recognized by its “Blue Bird” logo.
Clear stick definition and a full, warm and lively sound characterize the 20” and 21” Medium Rides. Featuring a dominant bell, this sensitive and responsive cymbal suits studio and stage in various musical settings from Fusion to Pop.
The 20” and 21” Dark Dry Ride feature a distinctive, raw surface with numerous hammering marks and wide lathing. The hallmark of these cymbals is a clearly defined but nevertheless dark and warm stick sound for jazz players that prefer a controllable and dry sound, as well as for funk, fusion or pop drummers.
The 24” Deep Ride weighs in at more than 10 pounds and was developed in collaboration with studio-master John “JR” Robinson. John has embellished hundreds of top chart tracks with his inimitable groove. The “Signature Groove” logo recognizes his unique contribution to recording history. For his studio work JR requires a stylistically versatile ride cymbal that remains defined at all dynamic levels from quiet to loud and provides warmth and depth at the same time.
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