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Paiste Signature Series - Carl Palmer «Vir2osity» 20" Duo Ride Cymbal
The «Vir2osity» 20" Duo Ride was created in collaboration with the legendary
Carl Palmer, the drum virtuoso behind the progressive rock supergroup ELP, who powerfully
incorporated classical and jazz influences into the early rock drumming of the 1970s and
continues to distinguish himself with his inimitable and energetic drumming style that
highlights technical prowess, speed and dexterity.
The newly developed model is loosely based on the original Signature Dry Dark Ride, with its
characteristic, pronounced hammer marks on an earthy dark surface, being the result of intense
heat treatment. The outer perimeter and the bell of the cymbal are then lathed using the
unique Reflector finish.
The «Vir2osity» 20" Duo Ride executes Carl's exclusive ideas for a variable
ride cymbal with distinct playing zones. In general, this heavy cymbal features a fairly
raw, earthy, complex wash that's very tight and controlled. The overall glassy stick sound
tends towards a drier, more raw and wooden note in the un-lathed zone, while the lathed
zone presents a livelier, crisper and richer ping. The bell is well separated and decidedly
loud and piercing.
As a tribute to Carl's inspiration, the label «Vir2osity» and a rendition of
Carl's personal emblem have been placed on the cymbal.
Signature Series cymbals are made by hand in Switzerland using traditional methods that
have remained unchanged in over half a century.
Artist Inspiration cymbals are created by Paiste featuring Artists' uncompromising sound
ideas and visual concepts.
For more information, please visit:
Carl Palmer - «Vir2osity» at Paiste.com.
Sound samples available here:
Signature Duo Ride at Paiste.com.