Masterwork 18" Sehhar Crash
With warmth, thick fundamentals and mild overtones accompanied by earthy complexities, the Sehhar series is explosive and a little dry.
This crash has a big sound and is suited for those after mega crashes. When looking for cymbals that project, brightness and weight factor in hugely. Typically, the brighter a cymbal is, the more it cuts due to the frequencies our ears are most sensitive to being pronounced. The weight also factors in, with heavier cymbals having a tighter sound with less wash and more articulation. They also don't open up as easily, meaning you have to give it a bit more before they'll start to wash properly, generally being super loud once they do.
Now, with that in mind, this crash, along with other Sehhar crashes, is dark and heavy. It's very explosive when you hit it properly and projects powerfully with a shorter sustain. Talking subtleties, you'll find earthiness and a lot going on sub 4kH. With this crash in particular, we find it to be slightly drier than the 17 and 19, but otherwise tonally consistent. If you choose to play these crashes, commit and just hit hard. You'll feel them through the floor once they open up, and you'll never have any trouble getting over a guitar amp.
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.