Masterwork 15" Verve Hi-Hats
The topside is unlathed and the bottom is lathed, providing a subtle trashiness and earthy warmth that defines this series.
These 15" Verve hi-hats are similar to the 14s but with a few differences. Like the 14s, they offer dark sizzling qualities and dry articulation, although more so, except articulation. When closed they produce dry articulation that is darker and slightly less pronounced than that from the 14s. When open, these hi-hats step into a bigger space, opening up more with the extra inch. The bottom hat is proportionally heavier than with the 14" set, grounding the set a little more.
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.