This special Ride cymbal was created by Paiste’s Sound Development team in collaboration with John Dolmayan, one of today’s most influential Rock drummers. His unique and powerful drumming technique drives the internationally acclaimed band System of a Down.
In tune with John Dolmayan’s specifications, the 24” Mega Power Ride “The Eclipse” features a solid, penetrating stick sound, a roaring wash that’s well controllable, and a huge bell sound that’s well separated from the overall cymbal sound.
John has dubbed this Ride cymbal “The Eclipse” as he considers both the cymbal and the Paiste company to be above and beyond. As a tribute to John’s collaborative efforts in creating this unique cymbal, the label “The Eclipse” appears on the cymbal in conjunction with the model designation.
A special limited edition of the cymbal will be issued throughout 2007, bearing the signatures of John Dolmayan and Erik Paiste, and will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. A portion of the proceeds from this limited edition will be contributed to a charitable cause.
RUDE cymbals are entirely made by hand in Switzerland using traditional methods that have remained unchanged in over half a century.