PAISTE 20" MASTERS DARK RIDE CYMBAL
Series Description: Masters started out as an assemblage of twelve rides - exquisite and laboriously hand-manufactured cymbals made of CuSn20 bronze to achieve superior sound ideals in various musical genres. In 2014, three crashes and two hats join the series to expand the unique Masters sound atmosphere to additional cymbal types. Masters integrate the experience of the decades long art of cymbal making with the inspirations of international top drummers.
- Since: 2011
- Alloy: CuSn20, also known as «Traditional Bronze»
- Applications: Low to loud settings • live and recording • Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk, Pop and Country
- Sound: Warm, full, rich, deep, broad. A wide variety of sound concepts from dark to bright, dry to sustaining, pronounced to washy, smooth to strong. Each cymbal has its very own sound character that has to be experienced.
Weight: medium thin
Volume: low to medium loud
Stick Sound: fairly washy, steady
Sustain: medium long
Bell Character: integrated, low pitched
Sound Character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.