Masters Vintage is boldly noted by Bosphorus as the embodiment of their philosophy and represents their absolute finest work. These cymbals carry the distinctive colors of the wood-oven. Their thin, hand hammered bell and profile produce a soft, "played-in" feel. These cymbals are perfect for recreating the sound and atmosphere found on jazz, blues, and big band stages and recordings.
Master Vintage Hi-Hat
- Is more versatile, able to do dark and smoldering but also capable of sitting more brightly in the mix.
- Breathes a thick blanket of sound which is clear and articulate more brightly when played half-opened.
- Provides pronounced, warm and silvery chick when closed.
- Includes black canvas bag with yellow Bosphorus logo print.
- Holds up to 9 pairs of drumsticks.
- Exterior pocket for accessories.
"Dark, complex tones. Fine hand-hammered build. Excellent playability. Often unlathed hats can struggle to cut through, but wash with a metallic rasp that belies their weight. Closed sticking is clear and articulated brightly, without being too severe, and half-open they fall easily into a lazy wash that can be controlled easily. Pedalled, the 'chick' is pronounced - again, not always a given with 'Turk'-style hi-hats - and struck and then closed, the 'scoop' sound cuts through, making disco-eighths a real possibility." - Jake Stacey
"A true hand forged instrument of uncompromising quality beauty and aural nuance. These rare treasures offer up a dark, dry fundamental tone, precise articulation, and an organic earthy response." - Dennis
"All Bosphorus cymbals are excellent, but Master Vintage cater to my preferred taste in tones the most. The main tonal quality you’ll find in these cymbals is dryness. They have less sustain than the other Bosphorus cymbals, meaning they get out the way incredibly quickly when you play them. They also have amazing stick definition." - Brett Clur
Bosphorus has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
We ship in-stock orders within the same or next business day.