Paiste to Triple Sound Choices in Twenty Series
(Paiste | Posted 2008-01-26)
The renowned Swiss cymbal maker Paiste announces a major expansion of the Twenty Series, to be unveiled at the 2008 Winter NAMM show. The Twenty Series was first launched in 2007, when Paiste set out to chart new horizons in the world of cymbal sound. To create the cymbals, the company utilizes blanks of traditionally cast SnBz20 bronze obtained from its Turkish partner Murat Diril, which it then treats and refines in their Swiss manufacture using time-honored manual hammering and lathing methods.
In the process, the two worlds combine to create cymbals with a completely new blend of sound character and feeling that defies pre-conceived notions about origin and sound. Twenty cymbals thus feature at once the clarity, definition, functionality and musical harmony that are the hallmark of Paiste, and the dark, mystic and deeply warm musical feeling that is intrinsic to the original, ancient Turkish bronze.
First introduced in 2007 in a concept proving and ground breaking essential configuration, the Twenty assortment now undergoes a major expansion, as the company completes an ambitious development process in response to world-wide requests by drummers and percussionists for additional models in the critically acclaimed series.
As part of the greatly expanded selection, additional sizes in all the existing main-stream models are now offered, which include the Ride in 21", the Crash in 17", 19" and 20", the Hi-Hat in 12" and 15", the Splash in 8" and 12", and the China in 20". A new section of lighter models is added to the assortment, which consists of the Light Ride in 20" and 22", the Thin Crash in 16", 17" and 18", and the Light Hats in 14". Two new China Models round out the expansion, the Mini China in 8", 10" and 12", and the Thin China in 14", 16" and 18".
Throughout 2007, Paiste has been able to gain a significant group of artists to endorse Twenty cymbals, and expects to greatly expand on that success with the additional sound choices offered. Coinciding with the 2008 launch, Paiste releases a new piece of literature for the Twenty, which features a selection of Top Artists endorsing the series, and an in-depth presentation of all the available models.
Twenty cymbals, from the alloying to the hammering and lathing of the cymbals, are entirely made by hand according to ancient and traditional methods.