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  1. codydee12

    Older Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Ride - 22 or Larger

    At this point, you can also reference this post about my desperation to find a cymbal in this family.. hah https://www.drumforum.org/threads/will-the-istanbul-agop-30th-anniversary-patina-with-time.184620/
  2. codydee12

    Will The Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Patina With Time?

    I am glad you put the pics in with this. I hadn't heard of the Frank - altered cymbals. Looks like he has some 20's and 24's for sale? that is a real stiff price to get that shipped to the US, though. Also, thanks for sharing the recordings. That sent me down a rabbit hole for the last half...
  3. codydee12

    Will The Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Patina With Time?

    That's helpful insight as well! At this point, I think I have my question answered - it won't patina to the point of altering the sound to be like some of the older versions of the series on the market. Looks like I will have to stay on the hunt for someone selling a 30th with the...
  4. codydee12

    Will The Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Patina With Time?

    That’s a great way to describe it - stiffer and drier. They patina version has a shorter sustain as well. Did you end up finding another set that was closer to what your shop had or just move on from the 30ths?
  5. codydee12

    Will The Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Patina With Time?

    Love that guys playing! Seems like he is probably on one of the earliest versions. I think (at least from the timeline I can gather so far) I actually like the mid-year creations. Probably more like your 2018. I think it’s been in the last 2 years that it has really gone back to the original...
  6. codydee12

    Will The Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Patina With Time?

    This is really helpful! I watched your videos (great playing by the way). It’s nice to have the same recording setup with the same player when you can’t play the cymbals yourself. Is the 2.1k or 2.2k grams videos of a heavier patina? It was tough to tell from the angle. I love the dry, quick...
  7. codydee12

    Will The Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Patina With Time?

    The 30ths don't have any logos with ink. They actually only have a small stamp in the actual cymbal that says Istanbul 30th. Pretty cool little feature of the series.
  8. codydee12

    Will The Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Patina With Time?

    When I look at the cover of Carter Mclean's book or look at multiple folks on this site, or even just sit behind my buddy's 30th, it gives way to a completely different vibe than my 30th that I just purchased in November of this past year. I read on some other posts on DFO of the changes from...
  9. codydee12

    Older Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Ride - 22 or Larger

    Looking for some of the older Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Rides. The ones that have the darker areas on the cymbal that have the old K look. Some examples below of some I have seen on here. I have a new (bought in November 2020) Agop 30th Anniversary Ride that I bought a few months ago that...
  10. codydee12

    SOLD- 8 Pairs - Vic Firth Freestyle 5A - Brand New

    40 plus shipping!
  11. codydee12

    SOLD- 8 Pairs - Vic Firth Freestyle 5A - Brand New

    Now just 50!
  12. codydee12

    Gretsch Brooklyn standard snare

    If you can’t find a swap, let me know what your price to sell this drum would be! Thanks
  13. codydee12

    SOLD- 8 Pairs - Vic Firth Freestyle 5A - Brand New

    Price Drop!
  14. codydee12

    Gretsch 4157 14x5.5" 8-Lug Snare Drum with SOLD! Round Badge 1958 - 1971 White Pearl

    I wasn't sure - I had seen a few listed as 4157 and others as 4103. I will correct the listing title. Thanks!
  15. codydee12

    Gretsch 4157 14x5.5" 8-Lug Snare Drum with SOLD! Round Badge 1958 - 1971 White Pearl

    An amazing snare with that great Gretsch sound! I bought this a few weeks back to just experiment with. I am new to Gretsch snares and man, was I blown away by how good this snare sounded! This snare is a 6 ply (I believe a combination of maple and gum). The Diecast hoops have two areas that...
  16. codydee12

    SOLD- 8 Pairs - Vic Firth Freestyle 5A - Brand New

    Updated with a flat rate for shipping. Packed and ready!
  17. codydee12

    SOLD- 8 Pairs - Vic Firth Freestyle 5A - Brand New

    I am in Leland, NC. 28451
  18. codydee12

    SOLD- 8 Pairs - Vic Firth Freestyle 5A - Brand New

    All brand new - never used! Bought them at guitar center and decided I want to play a different stick. Just looking to get some of the money I spent back on these. 8 pairs! All brand new. Math works out to be about $7 per pair so you are saving $3 plus tax per pair vs what I paid for them. $40...
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