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WHO IS AMIR ZIV?





Name: Amir Ziv

Paiste Artist Since: 2004

Website: System Dialing Records – Official Website

Birthday: February 5

Hometown: Rishon Le Zion, Israel

Playing Drums Since: 1980

First Drum Kit: Slingerland (Black Diamond Pearl, as seen in set-up photo on my Paiste.com artist profile)

First Paiste Cymbal: 22“ Signature Traditionals Extra Thin Ride

Favorite Paiste Cymbal and Why: 22“ Masters Dark Ride. The absolute best ride cymbal I have ever heard and played. Ultra responsive and sensitive with endless sound possibilities

Heroes: My son, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Jeff Porcaro, Ringo Starr, Baby Dodds, John Bonham, Jim Gordon

Hobbies: Traditional archery, woodworking, instrument building

Favorite Food: My own cooking

Favorite Movie: “Brazil“ (Terry Gilliam)

Top 3 Albums: Physical Graffitti (Led Zeppelin), Talking and Drum Solos (Baby Dodds), Katy Lied (Steely Dan)

Favorite Car or Motorcycle vs. Your Ride: 1967 Jaguar XK-E Hearse 4.2 Series

Favorite Song That You Recorded/Tracked On: “Sound Chemistry“ (New Vocabulary)

Favorite Holiday Destination: Israel

Favorite City / Cities: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, New York, Amsterdam, London

With Whom Would You Like To Go Out On A Date? Why? : I would attempt to answer this if I was not currently seeing the hottest gal in the world!

My Best Ever Show: With my band Droid, with Jordan McLean, Tim LeFebvre, and Adam Holzman, at a little club in Brooklyn, NY called Zebulon (2005)

Favorite Paiste Artist Show I Attended: Stewart Copeland with The Police – Synchronicity Tour

If I Wasn’t A Drummer, I’d Be A….: Lawyer

What You Can’t Buy With Money: Love

My Ritual(s) Before A Show and/or a Recording Session: Meditate and warm up

Talisman On Stage / In The Studio: Lego creations my son makes for me

Do You Prefer Touring or Recording?: Both

Recommendation For A Beginner: Listen (recordings) and watch/listen (live)as much as possible. Learn how to read music and how music works (theory, Harmony, ear training), play with as many people as possible, record yourself regularly and listen back and critique your own playing. Make it happen! Never give up!

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