Paiste launch Joey Jordison Slipknot edition cymbals

Paiste have announced the introduction of Black Alpha cymbals, which have been created in collaboration with drummer extraordinaire Joey Jordison of Slipknot.

Initially, Paiste is launching the Slipknot Edition, which consists of Joey's personal selection of Alpha models - creating a Black Alpha Set that features the core look and sound of Joey's 2008/2009 touring set. The cymbal set consists of the 20" Metal Ride, 17", 18" and 19" Rock Crashes, an 18" Rock China, a 14" Sound Edge Hi-Hat, and a 10" Metal Splash.

Black Alpha Cymbals are manufactured using top-notch technology, and are then hand hammered using traditional methods, a combination that enhances quality and performance. A black ColorSound coating is then applied. The series logo and model designations along with the Slipknot logo are silk screened in gold onto the cymbal's black shiny surface.

Chris Barnes

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