Color Sound 900
Paiste first pioneered color coated cymbals with COLORSOUND 5 in 1984
as a means for artistic expression during the time period when popular
music became visual in music videos on television. In the 1990s VISIONS
made an appearance, and in recent years certain Artist Inspiration
models feature color coating - Stewart Copeland's Blue Bell Ride,
Aquiles Priester's Giga Bell Ride and Danny Carey's Dry Heavy Ride.
Throughout, the Color Sound finish was available for custom orders,
including cymbals featured by international top artists Joey Jordison,
Tico Torres and Paul Bostaph. With Color Sound 900 Paiste launches the
latest incarnation in the color cymbal saga.
Color Sound 900 cymbals are based on the range of models in the
concurrently launched 900 Series. While they feature essentially
corresponding sound and function, the color coating causes a slightly
drier sound, shortens the sustain a bit, and results in a more focused
attack. Significantly, the same flexibility and giving feel as in the
900 Series is present.
Extensive research and design efforts have resulted in the most
stunningly beautiful finishes: luminous translucent colors preserve the
natural appearance of grooves and hammer marks and present a vibrantly
radiant appearance. Notably, decades of experience have proven the Color
Sound finish to be exceedingly tough and durable - the finish will not
ever crack, chip or peel.
Alloy: CuSn8 Bronze, also known as «2002 Bronze»
Colors: Black, Red, Blue and Purple.
Applications: All volume settings
• Live playing and recording
• Entire range of music styles
Sound: Warm, full, focused, with muted brilliance and flexible, giving feeling