New from NAMM 2015, the Paiste 4008012 12" Signature Combo Crisp Stewart Copeland bottom only Hi-Hat is named "The Rhythmatist." Stewart Copeland teamed up with Paiste Sound Development to design a dynamic hi-hat small enough for fine articulation, yet crisp enough to cut through at all volume levels.
Paiste uses different alloys for the top and bottom cymbals. The CuSn20 Bronze top is responsible for warmth and fullness, while the Signature Bronze bottom provides brilliance and precision. Played closed the hi-hat produces a rather dry, crisp sound. The chick sound is full and razor-sharp. Thus the Combo Crisp Hi-Hat is well suited for drummers who want to emulate Stewart’s subtle, nuanced style, or as a powerful auxiliary hi-hat.
Signatures are entirely made by hand from the originally used Signature bronze in Switzerland using traditional methods that have remained unchanged in over half a century.
Stewart Copeland achieved international fame as member of British New Wave icon The Police. On one hand chart hits like Roxanne, So Lonely, or Every Breath You Take delighted the fans. On the other hand Copeland’s unorthodox style of accompanying these songs influenced generations of drummers. At present he works as composer of sound tracks, ballet, opera and orchestral music.
- Sizes: 12"
- Weight: heavy top / heavy bottom
- Volume: low to loud
- Stick Sound: crisp, pronounced
- Intensity: lively
- Sustain: medium short
- Chick Sound: fairly dry
Sound Character: Warm, bright, crisp, rich, strong, brilliant. Fairly wide range, fairly clean mix. Giving feel. Crisp, rich open sound. Full, brilliant chick sound. Bright, assertive hi-hat, great for articulate playing or as an auxiliary hi-hat. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "The Police" drummer Stewart Copeland.