Masterwork 20" Verve Extra Thin Ride
The topside is unlathed and the bottom is lathed, providing a subtle trashiness and earthy warmth that defines this series.
Although not a crash-ride, this 20" Verve extra thin ride definitely sits somewhere between crash and ride. It has a sweet sizzle to it that allows it to layer with snare intricacies pleasantly. If running a heavier 22" ride this ride can jump on the crash train and fill out the space that would normally sit right below a low 22" that is often left empty. You get a deep crash when playing the edge, complex sizzle on the bow and a dark bell that really pushes this cymbal back into ride territory.
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.