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Paiste Masters 22" Extra Dry Ride
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.
"The Masters Extra Dry rides have almost no sustain, making them extremely articulate and controlled. They produce a clear point to every stroke, and no matter how aggressively you hit them the wash remains tightly confined to a quick, restricted "puff."
The 22" model had a gated - sounding decay that emphasized the dry, woody attack further. Extra Dry cymbals had limited volume, not unlike a flat ride, allowing me to play with fuller strokes at lower dynamic levels. While I had a lot of fun playing fast, fusion-style patterns on the Extra Dry rides, they'll likely have more limited applications, primarily for note-dense playing styles. The Dry models will appeal to a wider range of players desiring a dark, dry sound with earthy stick attack and a smooth, balanced wash that's very controlled but not overly muted." - Michael Dawson
"As well as being virtually indistinguishable in weight, each diameter of Extra Dry ride is remarkably similar in tuning and pitch; they only differ substantially in their level of dryness. Extra Dry rides, the depth of dryness is quite profound; they are bone dry and give an even more pronounced stick sound over a wash that’s so minimal it lies somewhere between strangled and nonexistent. The purity of note is extraordinary and the absence of any discernible overtone (even sympathetic) is almost shocking on first hearing. These are properly dry cymbals - drier than a guitarist’s bathmat - that really do stand out from the crowd." - Adam Jones
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.