Masterwork 10" Verve Splash
The topside is unlathed and the bottom is lathed, providing a subtle trashiness and earthy warmth that defines this series.
This 10" Verve splash has to be the most well mannered 10" splash we've played. As splashes are effectively mini-crashes, the line between them can be a little blurred at times, with 10" splashes simply sounding like pitched-up crashes. This splash, however, is very thin, producing a quick tone that gets out of the way after accentuation. It works brilliantly within a range of musical contexts and will never sound over the top. Subtle accentuation is its strength.
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.