This excerpt is taken from the complete review that appears in the June 2015 issue, which can be purchased here.

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Paiste Masters Dark Crashes and Hi-Hats

Rich, warm, mix-ready tones from Switzerland’s ultra-consistent cymbalsmiths.

The Masters series started in 2011 as a dozen ride cymbals, made from Paiste’s CuSn20-formula bronze and designed for use in a variety of genres. Models included, among others, Medium, Dark Dry, and Dark Crisp. In 2014, the company fleshed out the series with three crashes (16″, 18″, and 20″) and two sets of hi-hats (14″ and 15″). We were sent a sample of each of the new offerings for review. Check the video below for a quick demo.

Michael Dawson

June 2015 issue of Modern Drummer featuring Benny Greb