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Paiste Masters 18" Extra Thin 1145 g
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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.
"These Masters Thin crash/ride models were inspired by longtime Paiste artist Jim Keltner's ideas for sound and function. They have a warm, rich tone that opens up easily and sits comfortably within the music, especially when played in quieter situations. Ideal for mallet swells, light crashing, delicate riding, or quick, flashy accents, these crashes have a perfect balance of brightness, expressivity, sparkle, warmth, and complexity that will work well in any light to moderately loud live or recording situation." - Michael Dawson
"The Extra Thin's supermodel-like waifness is obvious when handling as they flex willingly upon the slightest of touches. Small hammer marks cover the entirety of each Extra Thin while fine lathing is found on both sides. Profiles are fairly flat and the bells are on the modest - if not small - size. The fact that these cymbals are named only as Extra Thins (as opposed to crashes) refers to their perceived intention of covering more than one discipline and being capable of being used as both light rides and hand-played cymbals. For an 18" cymbal the smallest of the Extra Thins is definitely on the side of measured and mellow. There’s a softness to the crash and a lushness to the note that suggests that Paiste has met the brief. It’s bright but gentle and the opening peal is bolstered by warm and sympathetic undertones that merge into the smoothest of decays. Taking it into ride territory means playing quite delicately as the wash soon bubbles up when the dynamics are raised. Tickling it with mallets allows the whole crash process to be slowed down and savoured, from the first hint of a note through the rising crescendo to the inevitable cresting and subsequent fade. Meanwhile, the deftest of touches from a bare palm is enough to persuade it to open as well, making it a genuinely hand-friendly cymbal." - Adam Jones
Paiste has TWO years warranty against manufacturing flaws, starting from date of the purchase.
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