shootout: Zildjian K Light 15" hats vs. Mehmet Dark Origin 15" hats

Gunnellett

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Yes indeed I have the weights!
Zildjian K Light 15" (top: 1130g; bottom: 1342g)
Istanbul Mehmet Dark Origin 15" (top: 1084g; bottom: 1347g)

The Mehmet top over the K bottom is also one of my favorites - I think that captures the best of both sets. Looking at the weights, it makes sense to me why the two tops combine to make such a dramatically different sound. (Not sure how totally useable it is, but it's distinctive!)
Thanks for the weights!

That's a crazy good price on those Mehmet's. You lucked out for sure.
 

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This was a great comparison - thanks! Like several people have already said, the K pair cuts more than the Mehmets, but also have a lower pitch. Overall I preferred the K's, as I think they are more versatile, and worked better within the style of playing you used for the video. I like the Mehmets, too, and if the video had used a lighter jazz style of playing, I bet the Mehmets would have really been great. Really impressed with the sound and versatility of the K's, though. Mixed pairs are fun, but if you are feeling the need to sell one of the pairs, mixing and matching isn't really an option.
 

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