The ultimate traditional cymbal.
Centuries-old cymbal-making techniques, including "high-density" hand-hammering, were revived in the creation of this limited-availability, super-premium model. This traditional, labor-intensive style of cymbal making enhances the tonal complexity of the Artisan Ride by increasing the amount of hammer dimples dotting its surface. This method boosts playability and increases the responsiveness of the bronze.
This cymbal expresses a glassy, well-defined stick click with a rich wellspring of dark-edged tone bubbling underneath. It has a piercing bell and great crash capability. The metal used is secret-process B20 bronze from a formula invented almost 400 years ago.