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.
This 22" Masterwork Verve extra thin ride is a washy heaven the moment it opens up, which it does so ever so gently. The moment the stick touches the edge, no matter how softly, the cymbal fills the space and moves with you. You will find yourself really playing into this ride. This ride is very versatile and it leans towards the washier end of the spectrum. The edge will bend to your very wim, the bow is gentle retaining wash with minimal ping and the bell offers a dry warmth that will surprise you in the best way.
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.