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. 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
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.