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.
Masters Dark Crash Ride
Dark, trashy, papery, low.
Wide range, complex and moody mix.
Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response.
Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash.
Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles.
Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.
"The 20" Dark crash ride is very thin and had a wobbly feel and a dark and raspy voice. The stick definition was surprisingly clear, and the cymbal opened up instantly with a big, trashy crash when struck on the edge. This model could be used for explosive accents or for an alter¬ nate ride source when you want a groove to burn at a lower dynamic. It also responded very well to mallet rolls." - Michael Dawson
"The Dark Crash Ride did an excellent job pulling double duty. Under a light stick with a small bead, it made an excellent, trashy second ride with a long, low spread perfectly suited to supporting acoustic guitar and piano. Surprisingly, those same qualities were even more apparent with brushes, where the wash was never in any danger of overtaking the attack. At 20″, the Dark Crash Ride also hit all the high marks of an effective large crash, in my opinion. With a sharp attack and a lengthy decay that got bigger before it trailed off, this multifaceted little unit really shined in a loud rock setting." - AJ Donahue
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.