Paiste is a Swiss-based company who produce some of the finest gongs in the world!
Paiste are one the most miss-pronounced brand names around. It’s “Pie-Stee” not “Paste”. Now that we’ve cleared that up…
History of Paiste
Founded in 1906 by Estonian musician Michail Toomas Paiste in St. Petersburg, Russia, the company is now based in Switzerland. Since its conception, the company has remained a family run business with the founder’s grandson Erik now at the helm.
Gongs have been used in orchestral environments since around 1790 with Paiste manufacturing them for generations. Associated with spiritual rituals and healing properties, Gongs have a mystical, almost other-worldly presence when played.