Masterwork 15" Jazz Master Hi-Hats
Brilliant overtones, lower volume and warm sustain mark the overall sound for the Jazz Master line.
These 15" Jazz Master hi-hats are well behaved and act as you would expect. They are quite articulate for 15s, wash great and are a bit quieter than other hi-hats. They pair best with a medium-high tuned snare. Closed, these hats are gentle and subtly muted. When open they boast a low wash with a warm resonance, sitting just below many other hi-hats sonically.
Cymbals were unknown in Europe until the Turk raids first introduced them. The story began in Istanbul in the 15th century with the Zildjian family which were used predominantly within the military. The first European music written with cymbals dates back to the late 17th century. It took another 200 years before they were introduced in modern music genres. Nowadays numerous factories in Turkey produce unique cymbals using traditional methods passed from father to son. Masterwork cymbal smiths are the artists who use these ancient technics to produce cymbals of a high quality. Masterwork Cymbals use the B25 alloy to produce their cymbals. This secret formula is the key to the musical tone and qualities that define Masterwork's sound. The Masterwork Cymbals factory was established in 2002 in Istanbul and is now owned by cymbal smiths Yucel ULUC and Cetin LIMONCU. Masterwork Cymbals produce 14 different lines of cymbals, each with their own unique qualities that define them.