Masterwork 15" Master's Choice Hi-Hats
We love these hats. The topside is a natural finish and the bottom is lathed which gives a sweet earthy note. They're warm and sloshy when open--crisp and articulate when closed. We always find 15" hats to be versatile but these really sit perfectly in that space by retaining more of the bite typical of 14" hats. The spiral lathing on the natural side just looks the business too. These are just too sensible... what's with that?
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.