When you think of X8, you think of drums. The large selection and variety of drums and percussion instruments we carry is rather staggering. We are known for carrying just about everything any kind of drummer could need or want. And our ability to meet the average drummer’s every whim and desire just got better because X8 now carries Paiste cymbals.
Paiste was born in Russia in 1901, brought into the world by Estonian composer Michail Toomas Paiste. Their first cymbals were produced in 1906 and, although the company has endured World Wars and international changes of address, the Paiste company has always survived due to a reputation for innovation and superior quality.
It follows that X8 now carries Paiste cymbals, as both companies consistently work to meet the needs and demands of the modern drummer. Paiste’s philosophy is “to continually create new sound with cymbals, gongs, and bronze percussion instruments according to the creative needs of drummers and percussionists.” The company prides itself on keeping up with trends in the art of percussion and strives to exceed their own expectations.
Paiste cymbals are state-of-the-art and purposely so; the company is known for thorough research and brilliant craftsmanship. By gathering feedback and opinions from drummers and percussionists worldwide, Paiste is able to create cymbals that meet a diverse range of needs and create a wide variety of sound. With a diverse selection of hi hat, crash, and ride cymbals, any drummer is sure to find something to help begin and maintain a love affair with the innovation and quality that has kept Paiste in business throughout its history.
We are thrilled to carry Paiste cymbals, enabling drummers around the world to have a larger cymbal selection at their fingertips… which is where the magic happens.