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Paiste Masters Series Dark Ride

The Paiste Masters started out as an assemblage of twelve rides - exquisite and laboriously hand-manufactured cymbals made of CuSn20 bronze to achieve superior sound ideals in various musical genres.


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MSRP: Old Price $846.00 Discounted Price $487.30 Save : $358.70 (42%)
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MSRP: Old Price $846.00 Discounted Price $487.30 Save : $358.70 (42%)
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The Paiste Masters Collection Dark Ride Cymbal is warm, smoky, breathy, with a fairly wide range and a complex mix. It has a soft feel and quick response. Very crashable but controllable with a peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. This sophisticated ride cymbal can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and can also flourish in other styles such as pop, cabaret, blues or country music.

  • Warm, smoky, breathy, with a fairly wide range and a complex mix
  • Soft feel and quick response
  • Very crashable but controllable with a peppery stick sound
  • A dark layered oriental, smoky wash
  • Sophisticated ride cymbal can easily be used in a small jazz club setting

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  • Dark Ride Cymbal

Paiste's Ultimate Jazz Cymbal


Paiste has created one of the most amazing jazz cymbals in the Sweet Ride. It has just the right balance of dark toned wash, that responds instantly to changes in stick strikes. The stick is well defined and has a moderate ping to it that yields a brighter and somewhat thicker stick ping, perfect for jazz. I have played K Con's and Isty AGOP's Mel Lewis, of all sizes. I find those to have the dark wash right but the stick sound is kind of dull, muted and muddy. This Paiste is Baby Bear - just right. The Sweet Ride is airy, and musical, it harmonizes with both the piano and acoustic bass better than any ride I've used in this setting. A must have cymbal for any serious jazz drummer. Oh and if things get heavier into a Tony Williams Lifetime mood, this cymbal has the volume to be heard without shouting or straining. It crashes nicely and recovers so well it will stun you. The first time I played this cymbal, I hypnotically explored its qualities for over an hour, and could not believe how much versatility and the broad musical characteristics were packed into one cymbal. I cannot say it does a single thing poorly.


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Masters Series Dark Ride

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Cymbal Type Ride
Cymbal Material CuSn20 Bronze
Cymbal Timbre Dark
Cymbal Finish Traditional
Cymbal Volume Medium
Cymbal Sustain Medium Long
Cymbal Weight Medium Thin
Other Features Bell Character: Integrated, Low pitched
Series Masters Series
Warranty Info:

Masters Series Dark Ride

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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