Note this is a resurrection of the lost Paiste-Only wiki (many updates are currently ongoing).
Each of these portals can be used to help find specific information on Paiste products both past and present. Curious about who is playing Paistes, that is also included. We've even included information on Paiste drums, interpreting serial numbers, and identifying what you have when the ink labels are gone.
- Paiste Series: Browse cymbals by series.
- Paiste Artists: Notable Artists playing Paistes.
- Paiste Serial Numbers: Notes on how to determine the date of manufacture for all Paiste cymbals, German serial numbers, Early 70's engraving dates, dating patent stamps.
- Identify Your Paistes: Notes on identifying alloys, Alloy technical detail, Labeling formats, Factory refinishing, European, English & Japanese distributors.
- Paiste's cymbal production process: Myths, legends, misconceptions, misinformation and plain old bamboozlery!: Get the facts and what sets Paiste apart from other manufactures!
- Paiste unofficial** cymbal production/history timeline: 1900 - 1986: A subjective and compassionate history lesson.
- A conversation with Fredy Studer: The driving force behind the 602 dark ride, the Sound creation series, the 2002, Masters series, Modern essential 602's, signing countless famous drummers and so much more!
- The Keeper of the Sound: A 2006 Interview with Robert Paiste by Fritz Steger (Robert had not been formally interviewed since 1972!).
- Paiste Advertising: Paiste catalogs, advertisements(ads), brochures, flyers, pricelists, and posters.
- Paiste Type Portal: Browse cymbals by type.
- Paiste Expansions & Phase Outs: The chronological history of each cymbal model.
- Paiste Rarities, Oddballs, and Unique Items: A photo gallery.
- Cymbal care: How to care for, clean, and use your Paiste products.
- Paiste Weight Table: Compiled by the wiki and forum members.
- Paiste Drums: A special section devoted to Paiste drums.
- Paiste Gongs: Detailed info on Paiste gongs.
- Cymbal Wiki Statistics: Shows the growth of the Wiki.
Need more Paiste references?
- Paiste 602 and Sound Creation older price research <<< WARNING: out of date and slowly being updated in the wiki itself.