Forged from a proprietary bronze developed specifically for cymbals, handcrafted from start to finish by highly skilled Swiss craftsmen, conceived and executed according to uncompromising sound concepts, Signature Cymbals are instruments of unsurpassed quality for the discerning drummer’s quest for personal creativity and musical excellence.
Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark I
A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance.
Very wide range, complex, musical mix.
Responsive feel, extremely controllable.
Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash.
Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles.
Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier.
This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.
"The 20" Mark I is extremely dry, but has just enough overtones to keep it from sounding metallic or anvil-like. This cymbal's strongest feature is its definition. No matter how loudly I played it, the "click" from the stick was never buried under a wash of overtones. This made the 20" Mark I very controllable. In terms of volume, it would work better in acoustic, small-group settings than in a big band or amplified situation. On the other hand, small-group drummers often prefer more overtone spread to fill out the sound, so this model might have limited applications." - Rick Mattingly
Paiste has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
This is a pre-order which ships out from the supplier within one month.