Masterwork 22" Natural Ride Ex-Demo
The Natural Series is unlathed on both top and bottom, providing earthy textures with dry articulation.
This 22" Natural Series ride is noticeably heavier than most other Masterwork cymbals we stock. The extra thickness and weight provide more ping and stick definition that tends to be lost on the thinner cymbals. In combination with its unlathed surface, this results in a huge earthy wash on the edge, a dry complex bow and a pronounced and well behaved bell. It projects lovely things into the surrounding space.
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.