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The Pro Tec bags are a good value. I have the 22" cymbal bag for storage or light gigging, the rolling multi-tom bag and the 6.5x14 snare bag. They're at least as good compared to my old H&B Tuxedo assortment, maybe a little better.

They occasionally drop in price by $5-20 depending on what you get and when. After the big holidays and Black Friday are good bets.
They aren't bad at all. I think I have two of the snare bags. Not necessarily stout enough for gigging, YMMV, but great for storage.
 

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They aren't bad at all. I think I have two of the snare bags. Not necessarily stout enough for gigging, YMMV, but great for storage.
Yeah, there's no way I'd take them on tour for even a week. Storage and the occasional gig at a local bar is about all I'd ask of them.
 

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Yeah, there's no way I'd take them on tour for even a week. Storage and the occasional gig at a local bar is about all I'd ask of them.
Precisely why I purchased the ones that I did. For one thing I am no longer gigging (aside from an occasional performance locally or going somewhere to jam with friends.) They are perfect for that.
 

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Dude, great bag! I have been looking for this for a long time and bought it myself just a couple of months ago. Where did you open it? Personally, I bought it on Amazon. I stumbled upon it by accident, bro. Very happy with the purchase. Especially when you consider that I got it at a fifteen percent discount. A lot, right? This is all thanks to the fact that I use the service with discount coupons. At first I thought it was a scam, but I decided to give it a try anyway. As you can see, I didn't do it in vain. If you order something, I advise you to try the same.
 
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A few new Amazon Warehouse (used) offerings today. These represent single iterations of the item in most cases.

Student Level Yamaha shell pack for $250. 20"x16" bass drum, 10"x7" rack tom, 12"x8" rack tom, 14"x13" floor tom, 14"X5.5" snare

24" Bosphorus Master Ride, $311 The code isnt listed but under material is says "paper".

13" Bosphorus Antique crash/splash A13CP (paper thin). I have a normal Thin version of this one and like it a lot, more splash than crash.
 

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heads up ya'll, I just returned 2 brand new Bosphorus cymbals to Amazon, so I'm guessing these will be popping up on Amazon Warehouse as "used" cymbals sometime soon...the 2 cymbals are:

20" New Orleans ride...cost was ~$221 plus tax...I thought this was a nice cymbal that I debated keeping, but ultimately decided it's too close to others I have and I shouldn't keep it just because it was a good price...I didn't weigh it, but I'd guess it's in the 19xx's somewhere...nothing wrong with this cymbal imo, it's brand new, I played it maybe an hour or so

13" Antique paper-thin crash...cost was ~$115 plus tax...was hoping to use this as a top and match up a set of hats, but it's way too thin for that...it's brand new, I literally didn't even hit it with a stick, it only came out of the box long enough for me to go "whoah that's too thin" and back in the box it went

so if you see a 20" New Orleans or a 13" Antique come up soon, it's surely these

there's a 20" Bosphorus New Orleans ride up on Amazon Warehouse right now, I'm guessing it's probably the one I returned a few weeks ago...$210...assuming it is the one I returned, it's brand new, I played it maybe an hour total...I debated keeping it as I liked it, it's a nice all around versatile cymbal, but it's too close to my Turk and Antique rides, so I returned it...well worth taking a chance on if anyone is curious, great price and free returns if you don't end up liking it

 

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there's a 20" Bosphorus New Orleans ride up on Amazon Warehouse right now, I'm guessing it's probably the one I returned a few weeks ago...$210...assuming it is the one I returned, it's brand new, I played it maybe an hour total...I debated keeping it as I liked it, it's a nice all around versatile cymbal, but it's too close to my Turk and Antique rides, so I returned it...well worth taking a chance on if anyone is curious, great price and free returns if you don't end up liking it
Do you remember what the weight was? I have one of these at 1868g and it's one of my favorite cymbals. Highly recommend.
 

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I didn't weigh it, and this one didn't have any gram weight written under the bell like they usually have from the factory, but if I had to guess, I'd guess it's 19xxg +/- ...my 20" Turk weighs 1872g and my 20" Antique is 1940g...IF this New Orleans is the same one that I returned (it probably is), it felt very much in that same range, so much so that it was just a bit too close to my others, which is why I sent it back...definitely would have kept it if I didn't already have the other 2 that are so close

as a side note, I also now see a pair of 14" New Orleans hats on Amazon Warehouse too for only $196...that would likely make for a helluva nice pair with the 20" ride for just a hair over $400 in basically brand new condition...I'm half tempted now to buy the 20 back along with the hats at that price

 

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Bear with me...
Spyderco made a Bushcraft knife with a spalted maple handle. Most of the handles cracked and they decided not to put them on the market. It was a $300 knife and they sold the entire production run for $99 a pop with the idea that the buyers would replace the handles. I bought six, thinking I would find one with a beautiful spalted maple handle which had easily fixable cracks. In fact I found two that met this criteria and sold the rest.

With Bosphorus cymbals the uncertainty of weight combined with very low prices have caused me to consider a similar play: buying a bunch, selecting the one I like best, and returning the rest. Has anyone done this?
 

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With Bosphorus cymbals the uncertainty of weight combined with very low prices have caused me to consider a similar play: buying a bunch, selecting the one I like best, and returning the rest. Has anyone done this?
I suppose it could work if you buy them all at the low price at one time. For example, that $150 crash cymbal which shows 3 in stock, you'd have to buy all of them. Because if you buy just one, the price is going to change. So it would mean a ton of cash up front.
 

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I suppose it could work if you buy them all at the low price at one time. For example, that $150 crash cymbal which shows 3 in stock, you'd have to buy all of them. Because if you buy just one, the price is going to change. So it would mean a ton of cash up front.

Plus, I think you'd have to pay the cost of shipping on the ones you send back unless it was damaged.

I have yet to play a Bosphorus that I couldn't more than live with, YMMV.
 

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Plus, I think you'd have to pay the cost of shipping on the ones you send back unless it was damaged.

wasn't the case for me, I just recently returned 2 Bosphorus cymbals to Amazon (I think the 20" New Orleans on Amazon Warehouse right now is likely the one I recently returned)...cost me nothing to give both cymbals a try, free return, 100% of my money back
 


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