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 Signature Duo Ride "Vir2osity"
Bright, steely, energetic.
Fairly narrow range, slightly complex mix.
Glassy, strong ping that's drier, more raw, wooden in the un-lathed zone, and livelier, crisper, richer in the lathed zone.
Fairly raw, earthy, complex wash that's very tight and controlled. Loud, piercing bell.
Cutting, variable ride cymbal with distinct playing zones for articulate playing in louder settings.
"British drummer Carl Palmer is one of the pioneers of the adventurous, over-the-top progressive rock style that emerged in the 1970s. His creative drumming with Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP) and Asia remains highly regarded for its blend of jazz-inspired technical virtuosity and dramatic arena-rock bombast. Palmer's 20" Signature Vir2ocity Duo ride features two playing zones. The area of the bow near the bell is raw and unlathed to provide a high-pitched ping. The outer region is hammered, lathed, and polished to produce deeper overtones while remaining clear and articulate. The bell is lathed and polished and possesses a loud, piercing, and separated sound. This is a heavy ride cymbal that's designed for louder situations. The stick sound is strong and defined, and the wash is tight and controlled. Even when hit hard with large sticks, the sustain stays in check, so the articulation remains super-clear. The difference in tone and clarity between the inner and outer sections of the bow is subtle but noticeable. And the bell has a very stout and satisfying sound. - Michael Dawson
"The Vir2osity 20" Duo was created in collaboration with Carl Palmer. Carl's ride has a dual main surface area. It's based on the original Signature Dry Dark ride, which features large halo-like hammering over a raw black finish, the result of intense heat treatment. But the bell and outer area of the top side are lathed down into Paiste's Reflector finish. The intriguing look is completed by Carl's personal emblem. Being heavy, the Duo rides have vivid, pronounced stick responses. They are also relatively dry, and versatile. The Duo's outer surface has a softer and more malleable feel, while the inner black surface is harder and ting-ier. The wash that builds up as you ride has a higher, more zinging tone. It's still controlled, as the overall vibe of the cymbal is quite dry, but it adds a depth and complexity to the tone that would otherwise be missing. Go to the dark inner zone if you want a precise cutting ride, then for a broader, deeper, more complex tone - though still with a clean initial stick touch - go more towards the outer zone. The weightiness of the cymbal results in a dry, piercing bell, disconnected from the body of the cymbal, the Reflector finish giving it transparency. This is a complex cymbal and although quite dry and controlled, there is an almost woody overall timbre, a warmth that belies the sharpness." - Geoff Nicholls
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.