Agop 30th Anniversary differences, 2019 editions?

EyeByTwoMuchGeer

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Hello Agop aficionados, does anyone know if there has been a significant change in the 30th Anniversary line for 2019? I've emailed some of the Turkish-style cymbal distributors and they've been quite helpful and fast with their replies saying this is just the nature of handmade cymbals. But I'm still wondering how these two styles are currently available from, for instance, Boston Drum Center. It seems like a lot has changed, at least in terms of their looks. I've only really seen the first type of example, the ones that look older and more hammered. It seems like a lot more of the second type are coming available, namely the less hammered, less patina-ed. Could it just be that there is a different person making these at the Agop factory?

FWIW, these are both 15" hats
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And these are two rides, one is a 20, the other is a 22:
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Regardless of their appearance, these 30ths are amazing. Just wondering if anyone has the scoop, if there is scoop to be had
 

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i bought the 2019 15's, 19 and a 22. They are much different than the previous models. I picked the lightest of each i could find and they are not trashy at all. I love the sound of 2019 line (dark/articulate) and I can use them for all styles including hard rock. If you're looking for a dirtier trashy sound then find an older pair.
 

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I doubt it....The newly released Agop Xist dark line is the filthiest cymbals I've ever heard.
 


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