Paiste press conference at NAMM Show 2017
NAMM Show is the biggest and most important event of this type in the world. Blunt but true. The magnitude of Anaheim Convention Center, where the event takes place, combined with the fact that the building is far from empty during that time, offering to thousands of visitors hundreds of big and small booths, is the best testimony to that statement. You just have to experience it!
Having limited ourselves and our reports solely to drum-related (which is only natural) we can still say that all the greatest companies of the drumming business (PAISTE surely falling in this category), all those who count in this business and those who are working hard to achieve such a status attended NAMM Show 2017 as exhibitors. Also, we must not forget the artists who were present in Anaheim this year. Those included the likes of Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Benny Greb, Mike Johnston, Danny Carey, Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith, Gregg Bissonette, Rick Latham, Vinny Appice, Mikkey Dee, Gergo Borlai as well as three Paiste endorsers who co-hosted the company’s press conference. Those were Nicko McBrain, John JR Robinson and Daru Jones. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…
Paiste Masters Thin presentation
During a closed press conference, which took place at the Hilton hotel in Anaheim, CA, several PAISTE cymbal series and over a dozen models were presented, all of which are new additions to the company’ s 2017 catalogue. Daru Jones presented the holey PST X DJs 45 (this performance is available on our website in a separate post), while adored by heavy metal fans the world over Nicko McBrain showcased his own, nicely packaged, limited edition signature series (Nicko’s Treasures) as well as cymbals from the 900 and Color Sound 900 family. Another attracion of the event was a performance by the great John JR Robinson, who presented new instruments from the Paiste Masters Thin series. He was accompanied by Grammy-winning bass player Hussain Jiffry.
Take a listen to the beautiful-sounding Paiste Masters Thin cymbals and the masterly grooves from one of the greatest drummers alive today. We give you John JR Robinson during the PAISTE press conference organized as part of NAMM Show 2017!