Swiss cymbal maker Paiste debuted the Masters series in 2011 with a collection of twelve unique, artist-inspired ride cymbals, all of which are handcrafted from premium CuSn20 (aka B20) bronze. The series was expanded in 2014 with low-pitched, complex-sounding Dark models and then again in 2017 with super-fast and smooth Thin hi-hats, crash/rides, and a swish. This year the company added ultra-articulate Dry and Extra Dry rides in 20", 21", and 22" sizes. Let’s see how well they live up to their names.

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