Paiste has announced the launch of the 900 Series line of cymbals.
The 900 Series is crafted from 2002 Bronze, known for its legendary warmth, brilliance and strength. In sophisticated hybrid manufacturing the cymbals are refined with Swiss craftsmanship by 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.
Innovative design provides 900 Series cymbals with greater flexibility, resulting in a giving feel and outstanding playability. The overall sound is warm and full with measured, discreet brightness. Heavier and larger models add abundant brilliance, cut and projection. The core of the series focuses on Crashes and Rides of medium and heavy weight in a wide range of sizes. A variety of Hi-Hats, Splashes and Chinas round out a full program that covers a great variety of stylistic needs.
The modest pricing of the 900 Series combined with the advanced musicality of the cymbals sets a new standard for sophisticated sound at a reasonable investment.
The 16″, 17″, 18″, 19″ and 20″ Crashes respond quickly for warm, energetic accents. The full-bodied 20″ and 22″ Rides are well controllable, with clear stick sound over a warm, musical wash. The versatile 14″ Hi-Hat features a compact open sound and a warm chick. For quicker response and a brighter chick, the 14″ Sound Edge Hi-Hat is perfect.
The 16″, 17″, 18″, 19″ and 20″ Heavy Crashes provide abundant attack for warm, powerful crashes. The energetic 20″ and 22″ Heavy Rides feature a strong bell and ample stick definition to cut through high volumes. The mighty 24″ Mega Ride takes that power to yet another level. The 14″ and 15″ Heavy Hi-Hats offer strong stick, vigorous open sound and solid chick.
In the effects category, 10″ and 12″ Splashes set fast, short, full accents, while the 14″, 16″ and 18″ Chinas feature complex, trashy crash and ride sounds.
900 Series cymbals are made in Switzerland using traditional methods that have remained unchanged in over half a century.