The Bosphorus Master Vintage Ride cymbal is a true hand forged instrument of uncompromising quality, beauty and aural nuance. These rare treasures offer up a dark, dry fundamental tone, precise articulation, and an organic earthy response. They produce a dark, warm, low-pitched cushion of tone. The ping is a mellow, woody, "slap" and the cymbal body has a soft, giving feel when played. A wash of smoky undertones support the stick definition even during up tempo passages. They're 100% handmade cymbals made of traditionally casted Turkish bronze.