You Sir, should check this out: https://www.drumforum.org/threads/istanbul-mehmet-ride-cymbal-demo.164757/I enjoy comparison videos like this and respect the opinions of the people at this drum shop, but sometimes the main thing I learn from videos like this one is how different my tastes are from the experts'. Maybe if I listened more or actually played the cymbals myself one or two others would appeal to me, but based on this video, the only cymbal I would consider is the Agop. Why some of the others are recommended puzzles me.
Also, I wonder why those who demo ride cymbals do so little riding of them but so much crashing and bell playing instead. At least 95% of what I do with a ride cymbal is ride it. I'm therefore most interested in hearing how it sounds as a ride cymbal in different circumstances (different patterns and different volumes). I actually didn't hear enough riding of these cymbals to form a strong opinion.
Thanks. Interestingly, I preferred the SAME ride in both demos (the 20" Legend Dark). I didn't realize this at first because the names flashed quickly and I couldn't keep them straight, but after going back to check, yep, I selected the same one out of both packs.You Sir, should check this out: https://www.drumforum.org/threads/istanbul-mehmet-ride-cymbal-demo.164757/