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Paiste Masters 22" Dry Ride
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.
"The 22" Masters Dry rides are medium thin and are designed for low to medium- loud applications. Paiste describes their sound as "dark, dry, and deep" with a "fairly soft feel" and a "pronounced warm ping over dry, deep wash."They have a gray matte finish that's widely lathed to create concentric circles that radiate from the hole to the edge. The stick sound on all three sizes was super clean but low pitched, and the sustain was very controlled and even. The bells emitted a nice, clear chime that poked through the breathy wash without being jarring. The 22" Dry ride had the longest sustain, deepest voice, and broadest attack. This was the most "jazzy" of the bunch, sounding like a classic Turkish-style ride that's been muted with a bit of gaffer's tape." - Michael Dawson
"As well as being virtually indistinguishable in weight, each diameter of Dry ride is remarkably similar in tuning and pitch; they only differ substantially in their level of dryness. The Dry rides are definitely in the dry zone and give a clear, articulate stick sound over a controlled and respectful wash. Patterns are reproduced with watchmaker accuracy while a delicate shimmer builds behind. Playing the bells reveals a harder edge and a few more harmonics while crashing brings an earthy bloom." - Adam Jones
Paiste 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 one month.