PSTX – Unlimited Noise for Limited Budgets

The renowned Swiss cymbal maker Paiste announces the launch of the new PSTX.
Trashy effect sounds to complement the classic cymbal types crash, ride and hi-hat in the set are very much the trend. Paiste now goes a step further and introduces the PSTX, a complete collection of extremely affordable effect cymbals.
The core of the PSTX is made up of the Swiss models, cymbals that achieve a noisy, dirty, trashy sound quality by the use of specific layouts and varied sizes for the holes. Their silky surface distinguishes the cymbals visually. The aluminum Pure Bells stand out due to their distinct character and concept.

The 14″, 16″ and 18″ Swiss Thin Crashes provide exotic, warm, deep crash sounds. They are immediately responsive and fade just as quickly. Drummers who look for more aggressiveness and volume will find the 18″ Swiss Medium Crash a perfect choice.

The 10″ Swiss Splash produces very light, airy accents. The 14″ Swiss Flanger Crash responds just as fast. Due to its low tension construction it features an explosive flanging and undulating sound that stands out uniquely. Both cymbals are well-suited for hand playing.

It gets really exciting when you combine two PSTX cymbals from different alloys. The 10″, 14″ and 16″ Swiss Hats are striking rhythm instruments with a dry, noisy sound that evokes the hi-hat sounds of analog drum machines.

With the 14″ Swiss Flanger Stack both cymbals are mounted with the bells facing up. Depending on how much the pair is tightened on the stand, the sustain changes from a hi-hat like dry to shattering crash effects.

In the manufacture of the 9″ and 10″ Pure Bells Paiste uses aluminum for the first time. These bells distinguish themselves through their warm, calm and pure sound.
PSTX are made from 2002 bronze, brass and aluminum in Switzerland using modern, innovative methods.