Masterwork 22" Verve Extra Thin Ride
The topside is unlathed and the bottom is lathed, providing a subtle trashiness and earthy warmth that defines this series.
Masterwork Verve extra thin rides are a washy heaven and they open up as easily as we do after a few glasses of Jack's finest. These are supremely buttery and beckon to be played tastefully, revealing more nuance every time you play them. They're very versatile and lean towards the washier end of the spectrum, donating their articulation to the ever pingy Zildjian ping ride. The edge will bend to your very wim, the bow is gentle retaining wash without ping and the bell offers a dry woody warmth that will surprise you in the best way. Heck, we love these.
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.