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Dark Warm Paiste EARLIER DARK ENERGY Ride MARK II 21” 2654 g

Original price $479.99 - Original price $479.99
Original price
$479.99 - $479.99
Current price $479.99
  • This is the darkest Mark II Dark Energy I’ve come across. 

  • This is a stunning Paiste - the Dark Energy can sometimes feel stiff and brittle, especially the Mark 2 - but NOT this one.  

  • This is one of the most pliable, soft and dark Mark 2s I have ever seen. It’s aged 13 years and it sounds much different than the newer ones.  It’s darker and much more organic sounding - even with the golden fully lathed top, this one has an earthier quality.  

  • Paiste describes this cymbal as:
    "A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound."

  • As for the "woody" and "spanky," those words should never be used in the same sentence. Gross! C'mon now Paiste.  

  • Weighing in at a perfect 2654 grams, this Dark Energy Mark II 21” plays like a great DARK WARM Medium Thin or Medium Ride. The tone is organic, warm, and the attack is prominent but not overbearing and clanky.  

  • Again, this specific Dark Energy 21” has more of a Vintage, aged organic tone for the series. Lower in pitch and easier to play. Not brittle.  It’s DARK!

  • The bell is SOLID and medium low pitched. Crash on it for a roaring darkness. 

  • Goes from very quiet to loud settings with ease.  

  • No issues.  Mild light use. Golden patina. 

  • This has been Paiste’s FLAGSHIP CYMBAL for 2 decades, and you can tell. 

  • And Father Time has been good to this beauty! Sounds amazing.