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.
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.
Masters Mellow Ride Cymbal
Weight: medium light
Volume: low to medium loud
Stick Sound: smooth
Sustain: fairly long
Bell Character: integrated, deep
Sound Character: Soft, warm, sweet, airy. Medium range, fairly complex mix. Fine, buttery feel. Silky, silvery ping over warm, mellow wash. Musical, gracious bell. Easily transcends Jazz and finds broad musical application wherever refined articulation and cultured style are required.
"I can play this cymbal always like a ride, sometimes like a crash, and will never forget to put it into my cymbal bag. Truly a masterpiece" Andre "Dede" Ceccarelli