http://www.paiste.com/e/news.php?actn=d ... ewsid=1189
Now Vinnie and Stewart have two things in common! Looks like he is doing some major change-ups with his gear - He's also now switched from Gretsch to Ludwig in the drum department.
Still, I have to admit, this was a bit of a surprise coming from the guy who is almost singlehandedly responsible for one of the most popular cymbal lines of all time - the Zildjian A Custom. I can understand the attraction, though. The other day, I picked up a Paiste Signature 18" Full Crash. It's a great cymbal and now I have a complete set of Signatures!
I've noticed that in recent years, Zildjian has lost quite a few big names to other brands: John "JR" Robinson, Tommy Aldridge, Neil Peart, Dave Weckl and now Vinnie. I know that there is some dissatisfaction with the company's discontinuing certain sizes and models, especially on my part. I have to admit that I'm not all that fond of the 'new" K and K Custom models. I much prefer the sound and feel of my older Ks from the 80s and 90s.
Sorry, I know that not everyone is into this geeky stuff, but I had to share with my fellow stickmen (and women!)