New Paiste Cymbals for 2014

The renowned Swiss cymbal maker Paiste announces the launch of new cymbals in three series for 2014: RUDE, Masters, and Signature Precision.


In 1980 Paiste released RUDE, raw cymbals for the extreme volume required by the punk and heavy metal scene of that time. Since then, the series has gained cult status and remains unique in the cymbal world. RUDEs are entirely made by hand from the originally used CuSn8 bronze in Switzerland using traditional methods that have remained unchanged in over half a century. In collaboration with Alex Gonzalez, since 1987 drummer of Mexico’s most successful rock band Maná and co-founder of new metal project De La Tierra, Paiste added new exciting sounds to the RUDE series with the Basher, Shred Bell and Blast China models



Masters started out with twelve Rides that are amongst the most exquisite cymbals of the Paiste assortment. Now three crashes and two hats join the series to expand the unique Masters sound atmosphere to additional cymbal types. Masters are entirely made by hand from CuSn20 bronze using traditional methods that have remained unchanged in over half a century. The new models were designed in collaboration with the notable jazz drummers Gregory Hutchinson and André Ceccarelli, and reflect their concept of traditional sound with modern quality standard.

The 16", 18" and 20" Dark Crash models are based on the critically acclaimed Masters Dark Ride atmosphere that exudes darkness, warmth and a smoky vibe. Tender clarity dwells in these crash cymbals, they exhibit a remarkably buttery, soft feel, enabling the finest dynamic nuances. The 20" crash is also suited for airy, light ride patterns.

The 14" and 15" Dark Hi-Hats radiate a similarly breathy timbre. They emanate a soft musical closed sound, and open up with a satisfying smoky wash. Yet, the chick sound always stays clear and assertive.

Signature Precision

2014 Paiste celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Signature Bronze. The proprietary alloy launched the success of the Signature series, and created numerous fans amongst drummers of different musical styles thanks to its rich sound. Signature Precision cymbals are made by hand in Switzerland using traditional methods that have remained unchanged in over half a century.
To kick off the anniversary, the Signature «Precision» series, released in 2013, will be enhanced by heavy models for Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.

The 14" Heavy Hi-Hat offers a rich, sharp sound with very pronounced responsiveness. The powerful open sound pierces even the most massive guitar walls. Equally penetrating is the meaty chick sound.

The 20" Heavy Ride stands out due to its glassy clear, strong, yet full ping. The big shaped bell is piercingly loud. This ride stays on top of anything.

Brilliance, projection and precision distinguish the attack of the 16", 18" and 20" Heavy Crashes. At the same time, the Signature Bronze lends these crashes a pleasant, warm character and rich sustain.