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Original price $379.99 - Original price $379.99
Original price
$379.99 - $379.99
Current price $379.99
  • Here’s a unique Paiste Prototype from the early run of the Dark Energy Series - this beauty is 20 years old.  And it’s the DRIEST Dark Energy you’ll ever find.

  • This is what Jack DeJohnette would play if he played Paiste today.  

  • Very strong stick attack. Dark wash that remains focused and controlled. Robust rounded over 5.5 bell that is beautifully hammered. I’m not sure I’ve seen anything like it. 

  • Take a look at the craftsmanship on this one. Smooth gold lathing with intermittent raw bands while the underside had the beautiful unlathed raw and blackened craftsmanship you find on the Traditional Hi Hats and Dark Metal Ride - it no doubt contributes to the DRYNESS of this 20”. 

  • Add the ball peen circular Dark Energy hammering and naturally aged golden patina and you have this stunning 20” Prototype that sounds like no other Paiste in the catalog.  

  • At 2473 grams this DE Prototype bests the cataloged version for dryness and stick attack. 

  • Very dark with a strong definition, dry attack with a quick sustain. Very solid bell - like a Signature. 

  • Perfect for medium low to loud volumes. It’s organic and earthy but also cuts a mix well. 

  • Fantastic condition.  

  • You won’t find this at a big box store - I haven’t heard another one like it.