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.
19" Masters Extra Thin Crash
Weight: extra thin
Volume: low to medium loud
Stick Sound: washy
Intensity: fairly lively
Bell Character: integrated
Sound Character: Fairly dark, warm, gentle. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Buttery feel, very responsive. Warm, gentle crash sound with a quick decay. Multifunctional cymbal for fast, soft accents and delicate ride patterns. Also well suited for hand playing and mallet work.