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Bosphorus Masters Flat Rides

Available sizes: 19", 20", 21", 22"
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.
Flat Rides (extremely thin) A very unique cymbal that is much thinner and darker than today's traditional flat rides. Incredible stick definition along with musky, low undertones make this cymbal a natural choice for acoustic settings. Even without rivets a natural "sizzle" sound is present. Responding best to light stick work, it can also be controlled quite easily when lightly crashed.