Need help with Bosphorus weight code

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you mean (in your title) Bosphorus/Amazon code right? I haven't seen it elsewhere.. (or does it exist elsewhere.
 

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I got this info from Bosphorus on code id

C – Crash (Regular)
CM – Crash - Medium
CT – Crash - Thin
CMT – Crash – Medium Thin
CP – Crash – Paper Thin
 

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Thanks. I had a terrible feeling that CP might also be "power crash" I ordered an Antique CT. The CP I wanted is gone.
 
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I got this info from Bosphorus on code id

C – Crash (Regular)
CM – Crash - Medium
CT – Crash - Thin
CMT – Crash – Medium Thin
CP – Crash – Paper Thin
Is there any code for Rides Amos?
Just replace the C with R?
 

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Here's as much as I know. You're on the right track...

Template: Series/Size/Type/Weight; example T18CT would be Traditional 18" crash thin

Series
A = Antique
BP = Black Pearl
G = Gold
GR = Groove
H = Hammer
L = Latin
LY = Lyric
K = Turk
N = New Orleans
T = Traditional
M = Master
MV = Master Vintage
S = Samba
(I am not sure the series codes for Argentum, Syncopation, and some of the other special lines)

Crashes
C = crash
P = paper thin; example A15CP would be Antique 15" crash paper thin
T = thin; example K16CT would be Turk 16" crash thin
MT = medium thin
M = medium

Gold series weight designations
F = fast; used only on Gold series; example G15CF is a Gold 15" fast crash
P = power; means something different on Gold series! example G18P is a Gold 18" power crash
U = full; used only on Gold series; example G16CU is a Gold 16" full crash

From Bosphorus:
  • Offered in several weights, Fast Gold crashes are lighter and open quickly while the Power crashes have a higher pitch, more volume, and a longer decay. Full Crashes options have a fuller response. These cymbals are ideal choice for high volume settings.

Rides
R = ride
FR = flat ride
Same weights T/MT/M as with the crashes

CR = crash ride

Special designations
(#)H = holes; example T18C18H is a Traditional 18" fx crash with 18 holes
CH = china type; example K16CH is a Turk 16" china
S = sizzle; example H20RS is a Hammer 20" ride with sizzles

Hi Hats
H = hi hats

Weight designations
D = "Dark" thin weight
C = "Crisp" when used on a hi-hat model; medium weight
B = "Bright" is the heaviest weight for hats. Bright on a Bosphorus hi hat is equivalent to the type of weight you find on most modern Sabian and Zildjian hats.
Example A14HB would be Antique 14" hats bright
 
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I did find a confirmation that CP = paper thin

A CP cymbal was described as "paper thin". Most descriptions give no indication.
Turns out you were right about P being a Power crash but that's only in the Gold series. And I THINK that might be the medium weight. But I'm not sure, and have never owned a Gold series cymbal as they don't interest me.
 


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