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 Ride
Dark, warm, smoky, breathy.
Fairly wide range, complex mix.
Soft feel with a quick response.
Very well crashable.
Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash.
A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.
"The Twenty Masters series Dark rides are thinner and more extensively hammered than the Medium models. This resulted in a softer feel and a smoky, breathy tone. These are the "jazz" cymbals of the group, with a sound closer to that of classic Turkish-made cymbals. The stick sound remained clear and articulate, but the overtones opened up much more easily and the bells were less pronounced and more integrated. The 20" was a bit washier and more aggressive sounding." - Michael Dawson
"The 20″ and 22″ Dark Rides were smoky and warm with a big, cozy bed of low tones rounding out the spread. However, their meaty, clicking attack made them much more capable as centerpiece rides. Because each of the Dark Rides has a mellow yet present bell and a comfortable crash, they worked very well together in low- to mid-volume settings. These cymbals gave me everything I needed for a guitar trio rehearsal that called for a lot of dynamic sensitivity." - 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.