The art of percussion is always evolving, and Paiste is right there with drummers like you, innovating, creating, always pursuing new and unique sounds.
Founded in 1901 by Russian musician and composer Michail Toomas Paiste, the company began designing and manufacturing cymbals for concert and marching bands. Today, Paiste is recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent cymbal makers, offering over 15 different cymbal collections to help make all your musical dreams come true.
From day one, the Paiste philosophy has been to continually create new and unique sounds that respond to the diverse needs and demands of drummers and percussionists the world over. For these artisans and musicians, the pursuit of sound perfection and creative self-expression isn’t just their job, it’s their passion. Results are never accidental. To make cymbals that look, play and sound this exceptional requires dedicated experimentation, the finest metals, painstaking craftsmanship and an unwavering commitment to unsurpassed sound. The result? Superior quality cymbals that deliver remarkable consistency, a vibrant voice and true musical excellence.
Paiste rides, crashes, hihats, splashes and chinas are individually designed and crafted to give you the versatility and variation you need for a more satisfying sound. With so many cymbal choices available across a wide spectrum of sound, you’ll find Paiste cymbals that are ready for every creative challenge and designed to exceed expectations every time you pick up the sticks and play.