Masterwork 20" Jazz Master Extra Thin Ride
Brilliant overtones, lower volume and warm sustain mark the overall sound for the Jazz Master line.
This 20" Jazz Master extra thin ride is an incredibly light ride! This is the perfect cymbal for acoustically challenging environments, effective in how it sits in a loud room with the rest of the kit. It's anti-swamp in its approach, giving texture and colour without overpowering anything. You'll find a low clean wash with minimal trashiness on the edge, a brighter sizzle with dark sustain on the bow and a warm bell in line with the bow.
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.