NAMM 2015 – Paiste Cymbals

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Paiste is upping their product-naming game. Half of the items featured in this video – including the Swiss thin crash, the Swiss hats, and the Flanger stack – sound like items on the menu at one of my favorite greasy-spoon diners in New York City, Johny’s Luncheonette. But if you’re not in the mood to chomp on some steel, you can also use some of their new digs, like their pier bells, for the brutal breakdowns in your easycore band. You know, the type of breakdowns where it’s like, hey, we can be brutal, but we can also be fun.

Also featured are Paiste’s new Stewart Copeland-inspired combo hats. Copeland is one of my all-time favorite drummers, and I heard he gave a pretty phenomenal private clinic at NAMM as well – so it’s cool to see that he is still active in gear design.

And of course, everyone and their mom ogled the “Reign” logo on that Dave Lombardo Rude-series crash. Rock.

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Max is managing editor of Gear Gods.