A handmade cymbal with a versatile sound is a great addition to any drum rig. The Paiste Traditional series have a deep tone that responds equally well to sticks, mallets or brushes.
This 18" Crash has a full, rich tone which is great for both studio and live sessions. It has a medium/thin weight with a smooth undertone that sounds great with a light stick action.
Here's what Paiste have to say
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. In 2014, three crashes and two hats join the series to expand the unique Masters sound atmosphere to additional cymbal types. Masters integrate the experience of the decades long art of cymbal making with the inspirations of international top drummers.
- Alloy: CuSn20, also known as «Traditional Bronze»
- Weight: medium thin
- Volume: low to medium loud
- Stick Sound: silky, washy
- Intensity: very lively
- Sustain: medium long
- Bell Character: integrated
Applications: Low to loud settings • live and recording • Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk, Pop and Country
Sound: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery feel with a quick response. Very rich, mystic dark crash sound. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents in semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells.