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Bosphorus Masters Hi-Hats

Sizes: 12", 13", 14", 15"
The search for vintage cymbals has finally ended. Other cymbal companies have tried to recreate sounds from the past but only Bosphorus has succeeded with their Masters Series. First, like all Bosphorus cymbals, they are completely hand made from the casting process through the final hammering (not one hammer mark is made by a machine). Second, the alloy is from an ancient formula passed down by first generation cymbal smiths which give these instruments a soft, "played-in" feel. Finally, these cymbals are much thinner than today's heavier weighted cymbals. Simply put, today's medium weight is much heavier than a medium weight cymbal in 1950. Another testimony to their weight is the characteristic "ripple" made by the cymbal's edge when played. The Masters Series includes rides, flat rides, and two distinct hi hats perfect for recreating the sound and atmosphere found on jazz, blues, and big band stages and recordings.
Master Hi-Hats (top-thin, bottom-medium thin) Luscious, warm and full-bodied the Master Hi-hats are the perfect companion to the Master rides. At moderate volumes these cymbals are crisp and tight with sticks and extremely articulate with brushes. When played half-opened the hi-hats breathe a thick blanket of sound. When closed the chick is warm and silvery. Half- lathed bell areas and unlathed bottoms (on both cymbals) give these hi-hats a striking appearance along with unparalleled musicality.