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 Extra Thin
- Fairly dark, warm, gentle.
- Fairly narrow range, complex mix.
- Buttery feel, very responsive.
- Warm, gentle crash sound with a quick decay.
- Multifunctional cymbal for fast, soft accents and delicate ride patterns.
- Also well suited for hand playing and mallet work.
"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. Progressing to the 20" finds the extra inch bringing with it a change in character. There is a similar step down in pitch and widening of the note but overall this cymbal feels a pinch heavier and a fraction less subtle than the other two diameters… it’s still supremely civilised for a 20" cymbal, though, and crashes beautifully. Riding gives a tighter stick sound over a more controllable wash while the flat of a hand is still enough to bring it to life." - Adam Jones
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