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 21" Extra Dry Ride Cymbal
Weight: medium thin
Volume: low to medium loud
Stick Sound: pronounced, woody
Intensity: very dry
Bell Character: fairly integrated
Sound Character: Dark, very dry, deep. Medium wide range, complex mix. Fairly soft, bouncy feel. Very controllable., Woody, pronounced, warm ping over a very dry low-pitched wash. Precise, earthy cymbal for defined, controlled playing in many musical styles.