Paiste Signature Dark Energy 21" Ride MKII (SDS 10th Anniversary Sale)
Volume: soft to loud
Stick Sound: pronounced, crisp
Intensity: lively and extremely controllable
Bell Character: integrated, dark, full
Sound Character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.