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After some experimenting with a variety of on-line purchases - Anatolian, Istanbul Agop and Meinl Byzance - I finally settled on a new Bosphorus Master Vintage 20" ride, with an existing 21" Turk flat ride, and a Ferit series 16" crash and Master series 15" hats. Was able to trade 2 cymbals for the new one and got a gift of a pair wooden handle brushes too....
 

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Antique series here. Three months now and three different venues in, I love them. Acoustic, they blend more easily and smoothly than the quite good A's I was using.
Plus they look like the original Istanbuls I remember my buddy/musical mentor used to play.
14" Crisp, 978/1178
20" Medium 2340
15" Thin 796

It's ridiculous how cheap these things are
 

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I been in for awhile;
only brand to truly pull me away and out from my old Ks
(don't ask why) (believe me I tried many times with many others)

22" Hammer (started me off) 20 Trad China 20 Trad Thin Ride 20 Trad Flat
19 Antique Thin Ride 14 Trad Dark Hats 18 Trad Thin Crash

you hit bottom pretty quick with them I will say that. Done. First shot. Done. satisfied.
That's a Good thing.
I think all their "models" are just a variation on a "basic" theme which is a good and honest one.
So no need to keep going and going.. Like a Home run first at bat. Can't complain with that. nope.
no need to get in (plow thru search thru) the weeds with them pretty straightforward.

now if I want the religious transcendental wake-the-dead-and-the-gods- ancient biblical experience I still have the old Ks don't get me wrong
(and even 1 new (nasty) Ak) but for most all mortal work..these are modern Turkey; almost like a breeze thru a high rise in Dubai...

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I love them. They're modern Turkey, the airports, telephones, street signs, speed dialing, traffic lights...highways, Lamborghini diablo roadsters', internet..
whereas old Ks are donkey carts, rope, Mary Madeleine, the Apostles, ferns, gladiators, ....
 

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Congrats on finding the new family set up PWC.

Since others have posted their Bos pics I will join in with my family photo as well.... 15" Master Vintage hats with an 18" and 20" Black Pearl Crashes and a 22" Antique Ride. Went through several different hats and rides to get here but I am very pleased with the result. It sees a lot of action as a set.

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I love my Bosphorus cymbals. I’ve bought several in the last year (and sold a few too), and the ones I have are all stellar. Here’s what I have right now of the top of my head:

14” Fat Hats
17” Latin crash
18” Master Vintage crash
19” Traditional thin (marked paper thin) crash
20” New Orleans ride (really light though, more of a crash ride)
22” Turk thin? ride (definitely not a crash)
22” Syncopation SW ride

So that’s more than enough to play just Bosphorus, but I still have several Zildjians too.
 

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22” Turk thin? ride (definitely not a crash)
Thin Ride I've seen across all series are Inked as such.
Does the Turk just say Ride? then that's what it is; not to be diluting Thin Ride
 

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Thin Ride I've seen across all series are Inked as such.
Does the Turk just say Ride? then that's what it is; not to be diluting Thin Ride
It says Thin ride on it. I just think it’s too heavy for that designation. It’s 2560 grams!
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I'm ok with it. It's a Profile/ lathe or hammering profile/ as much as a weight designation -maybe (think
-plays lighter (ha
 
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I have a Bosphorus 21" Turk Series at 2050g. I'm not sure if "thin" is even stamped on the bottom anywhere, it's set up somewhere else so I can't go look at the moment. But I guess you never know what you're going to get. Pairs perfectly with a pair of 14" Thin Bosphorus Turk Hats.
 

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here a little treat..ear treat.. hand treat... treat treat,


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Nice setup! Just this year after purchasing my first Bosphorus cymbal, I was sold. Flipped all my Agops and now have:

14" 20th Ann hats
18" Trad Jazz crash/ride
20" Master flat
21" Hammer china/swish
22" Philly proto (2510g)

I just love them. They just seem to work really well for me. As was mentioned, I haven't had to search and search for nice ones as I did with Agops, which was both frustrating and costly.

Since we're talking Bosphorus, anyone know what main ride he's using? All I can tell is that it has a high umbrella like profile.

 

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