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 super-complex-sounding 22" Masters Dark crash/ride has a soft, buttery feel and a deep, dark, and slightly trashy wash. The crash sound is big and explosive but dies down relatively quickly so as not to obliterate stick definition when you're playing on the bell or bow. It's heavily hammered with wide, smooth indentations, the bell is well integrated and slightly flat, and the bow has a fairly steep curvature. Depending on the application, this could be a perfect vehicle for huge, dramatic attacks and mallet rolls or light, dark, and smoky ride patterns. Jazz players will appreciate its rich, nuanced tones, while rock and recording artists will enjoy its mysterious, musically rich roar." - Michael Dawson
"The 22" Dark crash ride is a hefty slab of bronze. The darkness of the note is evident and, played gently, it reveals a buttery stick sound sitting over a lush blanket of warmth. At this volume the wash plays a conventional supporting role; upping the velocity finds it chasing and then catching the pulse as the cymbal begins to open up and slide towards crash territory. Notching things higher brings it to a rolling boil of wash through which accents and nuances can still be punctuated - like the sort of churning wave of cymbal froth that Keith Moon made his own. A full-on crash drenches everything and is guaranteed to have any six and four-string colleagues giving you sharp sideways looks whilst fumbling with the volume pot on their amps. It has enough subtlety to thrive at the more dynamic end of jazz but we wouldn’t take it on a piano trio gig; it’s a lively cymbal suitable for many other genres and will do whatever you ask of it." - 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.