A handmade cymbal with a versatile sound is a great addition to any drum rig. The Paiste Masters series have a crisp, clear tone that responds equally well to sticks, mallets or brushes.
This 20" Dark Ride has a full, bright tone which is great for both studio and live sessions. It has a medium weight and at 20" is nice and warm with good sustain.
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: fairly washy, steady
- Intensity: lively
- Sustain: medium long
- Bell Character: integrated, low pitched
Applications: Low to loud settings • live and recording • Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk, Pop and Country
Sound: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.