This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the May 2016 issue, which is available here.

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Signature, 2002, 602, and RUDE Additions

Specialty/artist-designed models and a ride for all occasions.

Swiss cymbal maker Paiste does a commendable job of balancing its catalog of creative, specialty products with more general offerings for all types of drummers. This month we have a small collection of cymbals to review, two of which were designed in collaboration with top Paiste artists Stewart Copeland (12″ Signature “Rhythmatist” Combo Crisp hi-hats) and Dave Lombardo (22″ RUDE Reign Power ride). We also have the 10″ 2002 Mega Bell and the Formula 602 22″ Medium ride.

Michael Dawson
For the complete review, check out the May 2016 issue, which is available here.


Modern Drummer magazine May 2016 issue