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
Dark, warm, smoky.
Medium wide range, complex mix.
Buttery, soft feel with quick response.
Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity.
Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings.
Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells.
"Masters Dark crashes are medium-thin and are designed for low to medium-loud playing situations. They had a quick response and opened up easily at all dynamic levels, including super-delicate strokes. They also had a great combination of warm, smooth tones with just enough complexity that they sat within the texture of the music rather than jutting over the top of it. While the Masters Dark crashes were trashier than some of Paiste's other offerings, such as 2002s or Giant Beats, they are in no way niche cymbals. In fact, they were about as all-purpose as any crashes I've ever played. They had a pleasing "broken in" sound (no harsh overtones or frequency imbalances) and felt very satisfying to hit. They also recorded beautifully. The 20" Masters Dark crash doubled very well as a light ride or a crash/ride. Its crash was big and lush, the bell sounds were clear but integrated, and the ride remained clean and articulate at low to moderate dynamics. This was a very versatile cymbal that I would use often as a left-side crash/ride in conjunction with one of the other Masters rides on the right side of my kit." - Michael Dawson
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