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.
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.
10" Masters Dark Splash
Weight: medium thin
Volume: low to medium loud
Stick Sound: washy
Sustain: fairly short
Bell Character: integrated
Sound Character: Dark, soft, warm, fast. Wide range, complex mix. Very soft feel, very responsive. Delicately whooshing effect cymbal with a round, balanced decay for short accents in low to moderate music settings.