Bosphorus 20" Master Series Ride Cymbal  From Bosphorus

Great used condition Bosphorus Master Series Ride cymbal. 

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What We Think

Any jazz drummer looking to capture the warm and complex tones of a vintage ride should give this Bosphorus Masters cymbal some serious consideration. This used cymbal is in very good condition, with some stick marks and no keyholing or cracks. 

This ride cymbal offers clear stick definition with dark and complex undertones, but without sounding trashy. A drummer with a lighter touch is sure to bring out the best of this cymbal. Its small bell offers a fairly wide spread but won't wash out with the right approach. 

Manufacturer's Description from Bosphorus

Like all Bosphorus Cymbals, Master Series are completely hand made from the casting process through the final hammering, not one step is relegated to a machine.
 
The alloy is from an ancient formula passed down by many generations of cymbal smiths. It gives these instruments a soft, “played-in” feel.
 
Most importantly, the Master Series are much thinner than today’s heavier weighted cymbals. You’ll see the characteristic “wobble” made by the cymbal’s edge when played.
 
Listen for the woody stick sound and the deep mysterious tone. Feel the dark warm spread underneath. Unlock your creative potential and explore new levels of expression with genuine hand-crafted musical instruments from Bosphorus.
Bosphorus Cymbals

About Manufacturer

Bosphorus Cymbals was established in 1996 by three master cymbal smiths, Hasan Seker, Ibrahim Yakici and Hasan Ozdemir. They are called Masters because they are the most experienced cymbal smiths in Turkey who are still working actively.

The founders of Bosphorus were three good friends who grew up in the same neighborhood. Their common thread was being sent to work in a neighborhood cymbal workshop. Their humble beginings included cleaning the workshop and other menial tasks, but in time they were trained in the art of making cymbals. In the early ages of their youth they became cymbal smiths. Their teachers were the masters who manufactured the legendary cymbals of 60’s and 70’s.

After 16 years at the same workshop the friends ventured off on their own and established their own company. Today they maintain good relationships with their former employers. The Masters continue to respect their teachers to this day.

Bosphorus Cymbals has a strong team of cymbal smiths whom are trained at the Bosphorus Factory and most of them working for the company since day one. The Masters continue to craft in the workshop with their workers, guiding them to create the perfect cymbals with their 36 years of experience.

Specifications

Size: 20" / 50 cm
 
Weight: 1696 g