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Paiste 18 New Signature Dark Energy Crash MK I


The Paiste Signature Dark Energy cymbal has great tone that's warm, crisp and dark. Handcrafted, these cymbals are incredibly good quality and ideal for upgrading your first set when you're ready to really get the best from your sound.

Sound Character

Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

Here's what Paiste say about the Dark Energy

Forged from a proprietary bronze developed specifically for cymbals, handcrafted from start to finish by highly skilled Swiss craftsmen, conceived and executed according to uncompromising sound concepts, Signature Cymbals are instruments of unsurpassed quality for the discerning drummer’s quest for personal creativity and musical excellence.


  • Sizes: 18"
  • Weight: medium light
  • Volume: soft to loud
  • Stick Sound: silvery, washy
  • Intensity: very lively
  • Sustain: fairly long
  • Bell Character: integrated
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