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 Ride
- Is incredibly expressive.
- Produces dark, warm, low-pitched cushion of tone.
- Features mellow, woody, "slap" ping.
- Has a soft, giving feel when played.
- Projects wash of smoky undertones support the stick definition even during up tempo passages.
"Dark, complex tones. Fine hand-hammered build. Excellent playability. The ride is immediately apparent that despite being mostly unlathed, it is a very thin cymbal with a pronounced edge wobble under anything more than moderate sticking. Light strokes are articulated cleanly, with a metallic edge even when played with wood-tipped sticks, but the initial strike dissipates quickly into a dark, woody fundamental note. Pressing on with faster and heavier sticking patterns induces a roar, but it can be controlled easily." - Jake Stacey
"As a drummer who's spent years searching for the perfect jazz ride, I can honestly say that the Master Vintages are some of the most inspiring ride cymbals I've ever played. The cymbals are very thin-they can be bent easily with the hands-and their profile is quite flat. Sonically, the Master Vintage rides shared basic qualities: They had a dark and dry fundamental tone with clear, precise, and noticeably "woody stick response. The wash was prominent but never overpowering, creating a low rumble of smoldering overtones that was excited ever so slightly by each push accent or bell hit. The 19" and 20" Master Vintage rides offered a bit more of a controlled sound than the 21" and 22". They had a quicker decay and a slightly muted resonance that was similar to the effect you get when you add a bit of tape to the underside of a washy ride. These smaller cymbals had me recalling the ride signature of post-bop masters Joe Chambers and Mickey Roker, as well as the modern vibe of Jocy Baron. For die-hard jazzers-or even studio players who play lightly and use small sticks-these rides have that special quality that makes everything you play sound better." - Michael Dawson
"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.
This is a pre-order which ships out from the supplier within 10 days.