Koide Cymbals...Anyone have questions?

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It's good to hear that Koide is getting some attention. I don't have any of his cymbals, but have played a few over the years and was impressed.

You know, his shop is literally 5 minutes from my office, and I've never been inside. Closest I ever got was exchanging some emails concerning having a K re-hammered, though nothing ever came of it.

bronzepie, next time you're in Osaka, please feel free to get in contact with me. It'd be great to network with a fellow cymbal enthusiast. Ed
 

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Hahaha, never though that was bold. Lol
Times are changing for musicians. It's always been about what the company makes, and letting them decide how you're gonna sound. I started to get out of using mainstream music companies years ago. I love the boutique guys. It feels good, to feel original.
I hear you about boutique. It seems everything is going boutique these days, from cymbals to beer and a bunch of stuff in between.

I just had a boutique cymbal maker in Brooklyn do some work on one of my cymbals, and it's sort of a turn on to have a cymbal built, or repaired, to your specs and only for you.
 

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I hear you about boutique. It seems everything is going boutique these days, from cymbals to beer and a bunch of stuff in between.

I just had a boutique cymbal maker in Brooklyn do some work on one of my cymbals, and it's sort of a turn on to have a cymbal built, or repaired, to your specs and only for you.

Exactly! It's amazing to see what some of these shops are doing.
 

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nothing from Nothing leaves..Jimmy?..nothing...
IE= No video. I don't see it. Nothing. Do some work. Find me the
I have a Question. How about a video demo of someone playing some free jazz on them

I'll get a video of the 10-J's up on YouTube soon...

But here's something Mike Dawson did with the 703 series. (The big brother of the 10-J)

 

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Thank you Itsam3erica for posting this video. I’ve been off line with WiFi issues today. Those are the 703S series. “S” for lighter hammering and washier sound. 703 are typically more hammered, with more white noise. Mike’s composition and touch really brought out the best in them. The second from the left is a 20” 703, the others are 703S’s, 20”,21”and 22” a 20” flat on the far right.
 
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Koide needs a better demo than this. The drumming is so cool that I don't even notice the cymbals.
 

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Koide needs a better demo than this. The drumming is so cool that I don't even notice the cymbals.
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Funny and true. Here’s a another example. Theses are the 10-J series. 10-J’s use the same blanks as 703 and the main difference is in shaping. 703’s are totally shaped by hammering where as the 10-J is shaped via spin forming, then it is hammered to add complexity. Little brother to the 703 and lower price point due to the manufacturing process. Mike has a couple other videos on his YouTube channel of these two Koide series.




 
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So there's Four lines..
or series how about a representative Picture of -say a 20" or what ever--size from Each series.

4 Lines right? Absolute/ Brilliant/ 703/10J
Let's see a representative Cymbal from each line.

That would help in clarifying what we're looking at thxs for your work
 

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So there's Four lines..
or series how about a representative Picture of -say a 20" or what ever--size from Each series.

4 Lines right? Absolute/ Brilliant/ 703/10J
Let's see a representative Cymbal from each line.

That would help in clarifying what we're looking at thxs for your work
Thanks for your patience, I’m multitasking on iPhone, at work, and new to this forum. Dangerous combo.

Seeing 6 pics but 12 files? Oy! Assuming it’s thumbnail and full image perhaps, we’ll see.

The 5th series is still in prototype phase, no pics on hand, series name is being chosen ATM but will add ASAP... but it looks like a cymbal...comments from others are that they are reminiscent of older 602’s.

There is another new series coming, but I’ve yet to see or hear them. More on those when I have something to share.

Pics, minus the 5th B20 prototype series:


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Thanks for your patience, I’m multitasking on iPhone, at work, and new to this forum. Dangerous combo.

Seeing 6 pics but 12 files? Oy! Assuming it’s thumbnail and full image perhaps, we’ll see.

The 5th series is still in prototype phase, no pics on hand, series name is being chosen ATM but will add ASAP... but it looks like a cymbal...comments from others are that they are reminiscent of older 602’s.



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Any help as to why the files doubled up???
Oy, learning curves.
 

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Thank you for posting. FYI this site only has MSRP prices!!!! Don’t freak out at them. Go to bronzepie.com for street prices. Much much lower. Purchases are made through Bronzepie.com site.


Wholesale pricing for retailers available as well.
 
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