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Paiste Twenty
Paiste Twenty

Introduction: 2007 *a major expansion occurred in 2008
Discontinued: 2012
Background: For centuries, legendary SnBz20 bronze has been produced in Turkey according to ancient knowledge, and has also found its use for cymbals.
In our tireless effort for the perfection of the skills to create sound from metal, we have gathered and employed a considerable body of knowledge regarding requisite fundamentals, parameters, proportions and a great deal more. In this way we have created cymbals with sound character and function to occupy a distinguished place in the world of drummers and percussionists.
In the past half-century we have explored, tested and employed various alloys – as each alloy has its own specific potency for sound. It reveals itself through diverse manifestations of sound character and function in cymbals, depending on the treatment and the structuring of the craftsmanship. Thus, over the years the «Stambul», the «Formula 602», the «2002», and the «Signature» emerged, always as an answer and addition to prevailing musical trends.
Our continuous search for origin and truth in sound – energy, vibration, sensation – from manually malleable metals leads us back to the original bronze, with its primal and archaic sound potency, and which has remained preserved only in its traditional environment.
Through fateful events a dialog emerged with Murat Diril from Turkey, who has spend his life learning the time-honored art of manufacturing the traditional bronze for cymbals, and who has brought it to a high degree of maturity. We agreed with Murat Diril that we should combine our respective experiences and abilities in mutual respect and appreciation.
For «Twenty» Cymbals, we receive blanks of hand crafted bronze from Murat Diril, which we then treat and refine in Switzerland according to our skills and criteria for sound and function. In the process, from the alloying to the shaping to the completion of the cymbals, we utilize hand craftsmanship exclusively. This is how «Twenty» cymbals come into being, cymbals of pure quality for the demanding requirements of drummers and percussionists. (2)

Our continuous search for new ways to create cymbal sounds from manually malleable metals has taken us back to the primal and archaic sound energy of traditional CuSn20 bronze • From such alloy the Twenty series is made of and combines the Turkish ancient knowledge with the Swiss precision and our time-honored methods • A symbiosis, a completely new blend of sound character.
Innovation: To create cymbals of true and dignified quality for highest demands of professional drummers and percussionists.
Alloy: B20 Bronze, also known as "Bell Bronze".
Quality: Professional
Production: Manual craftsmanship • Hand hammering, hand lathing • Proprietary manufacturing methods
Offered as: Twenty (Original Series) - Masters / Twenty Masters Collection - Twenty Custom Collection
Applications: Medium soft to loud settings • Live and recording • Pop, Blues, Soul, Rock, Jazz, Big Band, R&B, Country, Acoustic Music, percussive settings, classical applications and Latin styles.
Users: Professional drummers, recording artists, studio owners • Sound enthusiasts and collectors.
Sound: Warm, broad, deep, sparkling, dark, oriental, trashy, bright and forceful • Cymbals with a certain raw and untamed sort of a mystical force, yet with the harmony, balance and consistent quality that is a Paiste trademark for decades.

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Masters

Paiste Masters (January 2014 - Present)
Paiste Twenty Masters Collection (January 2011 - January 2014)

Introduction: 2011 *From 2011 up until 2014, this series was known as the "Twenty Masters Collection".
Background: The Twenty Masters Collection is an assemblage of exquisite and laboriously hand- manufactured cymbals made of CuSn20 bronze to achieve superior sound ideals in various musical genres. The eleven ride models integrate the experience of the decades long art of cymbal making with the inspirations of international top drummers.
Alloy: B20 Bronze, also known as "Bell Bronze".
Quality: Professional
Production: Manual craftsmanship • Hand hammering, hand lathing • Proprietary manufacturing methods
Offered as: Twenty (Original Series) - Masters / Twenty Masters Collection - Twenty Custom Collection
Applications: Low to loud settings • Live and recording • Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk, Pop and Country
Users: Professional drummers, recording artists, studio owners • Sound enthusiasts and collectors.
Sound: Warm, full, rich, deep, broad. A wide variety of sound concepts from dark to bright, dry to sustaining, pronounced to washy, smooth to strong. Each cymbal has its very own sound character that has to be experienced.

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Splashes (& Bells)

Twenty Custom Collection

Paiste Twenty Custom

Introduction: 2011
Alloy: B20 Bronze, also known as "Bell Bronze".
Quality: Professional
Offered as: Twenty (Original Series) - Masters / Twenty Masters Collection - Twenty Custom Collection
Applications: Soft to extremely loud settings • Live and recording • Soul, R&B, Pop, Indie-Pop, Country, Latin, Rock, Alternative, Hard Rock and Metal
Sound: Rich, warm, full, deep, bright and extremely forceful • Cymbals with a complex combination of modern and vintage character, yet with the projection, balance and consistent function and quality that is essential for almost all styles of music.

Rides

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Hi-Hats

Chinas (& Swishes)

Splashes (& Bells)


Information from:

  1. 2019 Paiste.com
  2. 2007 Paiste.com

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