Masterwork 18" Iris Extra Thin Crash
Diminished mid tones with accentuated highs and lows produce distinct trashy complexities. A trizonal surface gives the player extended dynamic control over every cymbal from the Iris series.
Extra thin Iris series crashes work wonderfully in a variety of contexts. The natural mid-frequency scoop allows pronounced accents without swamping other instruments. The trizonal playing area allows additional expression with the edge producing a lush dark wash, the bow releasing a dark sizzle, slightly brighter than the edge, and the unlathed bell giving a warm dry ping. The crash overall offers a trashy fast attack, sustain with a subtle warmth, and a medium decay. Great for the versatile player!
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.