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 Thin Hi-Hat
- Warm, soft, gentle, wide.
- Medium wide range, balanced mix.
- Soft, responsive feel, very controllable.
- Gentle, broad stick sound.
- Gentle, airy open sound.
- Light, warm chick.
- Versatile hi-hats for articulate playing.
"The 15" Masters Thin hi-hats comprise a thin top and a medium-thin bottom. They have a vintage-like feel that's softer than most contemporary hi-hats, and the stick sound is wide and airy. These cymbals had a very wide dynamic range. They responded well to different stroke types (tip, shoulder, etc.), producing smooth, warm sounds that had more high-end clarity than papery vintage hi-hats. Very few metallic overtones were present, which made them ideal for recording situations where heavier, brighter hi-hats often bleed into other mics on the drumkit. The Masters Thin hi-hats could be hit hard, either closed or open, without fear of them becoming overwhelming. The 15" Master Thins were a happy medium between the big, swooshing voice of the 16"s and the quick, airy vibe of the 14"s. As such, they were the most all-purpose of the three." - Michael Dawson
"The hats are paired with a thin top cymbal and a medium thin bottom and all three diameters will pitch bend when closed by applying pressure to the hi-hat pedal. Moving onto the 15" pair finds the same qualities in abundance albeit with a lowering of pitch and an increase in volume. The mellowness is still evident, as is the quickness of response, and all dynamic variations are catered for with poise. The richness of the note, particularly when opening and closing, begs for a big band to appear and join in. Stepping brings a clear ‘chick’ that is reminiscent of the indicator sound in a really expensive car - there is unmistakable quality in this detail alone." - Adam Jones
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