Bosphorus 22" Master Series Ride Cymbal - Product Information
Bosphorus has ended the search for vintage cymbals. The 22" Master Series Ride, originally developed by jazz great Neal Smith, is completely hand made. Like all Bosphorus Cymbals, from the casting process through the final hammering, not one hammer mark is made by a machine. The alloy is from an ancient formula passed down by first generation cymbal smiths. It gives 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.