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Agop 25th Anniversary, 20.5", 1780g

I've been looking for a nice 20" for a while and got this one. It's the nicest cymbal I own at the moment!

It's this one:
 

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I also bought this cymbal last week, and have played it a good amount. I don’t know anything about stamps, so any insight is appreciated.

22” A @ 2343g

This thing is pretty washy! I attribute this partly to a flange on the outer 3” of the cymbal. This cymbal also has a pretty good distribution of weight, the edges are pretty thin, with a dense bell.

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Now for the hats!

I’ve been playing these at practice over the last couple months, and I’ve grown to really like these. Also, my first Ks!

New Stamp K 14”s @ 794 & 910g
These are the dark, chunky but transparent new beats I never knew I needed. Had to tame a little overtone in the top hat, and the bottom hat hat has cracks in the mounting hole, but I got em cheap!


Trans Stamp A 15”s in 884 & 908g
These came with that trans stamp 21” I posted, a couple posts back. Great all around hats, these were played a lot based on all the flea bites and patina. Beautiful chup sound.

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Got a 2002 18” giga bell ride. Sounds like ass. But I do like the bell. I think it’s the black paint coating. Just doesn’t have that resonance or shimmer that your typical 2002 has.
 

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Time for 20s!

I got both of these from Sinclair, thanks again.

Trans Stamp 20” @ 1878g
This cymbals had two cracks repaired by Heather Stine, but it still sounds really good. Another one where the bell is very dense, and thins gradually to the edge, which is left extremely thin.


20” A @ 1798g
This is the perfect all purpose cymbal. At home equally as a rock crash or a jazz ride, this a special one. It has an especially woody stick without a ton of wash.

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Received 2 wonderful flat rides this week:

First, a Masterwork 19” flat Turk Natural Series with three rivets sitting at 2338g…solid little cymbal. Great tick and sizzle. A bit on the high pitched side for me, but I like it.

Second, Mike Mongiello made me a 21 3/4” flat Turk ride with three rivets coming in at a svelte 2358g for it’s size. It’s perfect. A dark roast of a flat with amazingly defined stick and beautiful wash…it crashes pretty damn well, too!

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Oooooooooooooo….perfect weight

I guess this really depends on the specific line of Agop's. Interestingly, I have a 30th Anniversary 20" at exactly the same weight, but I think I'd like a heavier one better.
 

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I guess this really depends on the specific line of Agop's. Interestingly, I have a 30th Anniversary 20" at exactly the same weight, but I think I'd like a heavier one better.
I found a 20” 30th at Music Go Round a few months ago. It sat at 2100ish grams…it was nice but too bright for me. I should have grabbed it. They only wanted $179. Doh!
 

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Oh aren't there some "medium" versions of them? Maybe it was one of those - I don't lilke those that much either.
I had a regular one at 1970g which was really awesome, but it had a crack in the bell so I decided to returned it.
 

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Yesterday I got my order of Agean R low noise cymbals from Graynor Music. I took advantage of their current sale to completely swap out my current Zildjian L80 cymbal set for the Agean R equivalents- 14" hi-hats, 18" crash, 16" crash, 20" ride, and 10" splash. They're all part of the regular "R" line except for the 10" splash which is part of their "flat R" line (it has no bell on the cymbal). In various YouTube videos, I liked the sound of the flat R splash better than the regular- it almost has a crash hat or stack sound to it. I'm relieved to say that the one I got has the same sound so I love it.

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Haven't really had much time with them yet. They are louder than L80s- but not as loud as normal cymbals. The cymbals are noticeably heavier than their L80 counterparts. I would have preferred getting the R Natural versions due to their looks but Graynor was out of stock and the deal was too good to pass up. This set would normally run $922 USD but I was able to pick it up for $553 with the Graynor discounts.
 

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Yesterday I got my order of Agean R low noise cymbals from Graynor Music. I took advantage of their current sale to completely swap out my current Zildjian L80 cymbal set for the Agean R equivalents- 14" hi-hats, 18" crash, 16" crash, 20" ride, and 10" splash. They're all part of the regular "R" line except for the 10" splash which is part of their "flat R" line (it has no bell on the cymbal). In various YouTube videos, I liked the sound of the flat R splash better than the regular- it almost has a crash hat or stack sound to it. I'm relieved to say that the one I got has the same sound so I love it.

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Haven't really had much time with them yet. They are louder than L80s- but not as loud as normal cymbals. The cymbals are noticeably heavier than their L80 counterparts. I would have preferred getting the R Natural versions due to their looks but Graynor was out of stock and the deal was too good to pass up. This set would normally run $922 USD but I was able to pick it up for $553 with the Graynor discounts.
I'd love to hear your thoughts after you've put in a little time on the Ageans. And dare I ask for a simple A/B demo between the Agean and LV80?
 

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I am planning on doing some sort of simple A/B. Until then, I would suggest checking out this video. The guy plays much better than I possibly can. :toothy10: Anyways, this video is what really got me interested in their cymbals.

 

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Most recent trade was a Gretsch 6.5x14 hammered steel & Sabian stick case. I got a 17" AAX Dark Crash & 14" AAX Fast Hats. Both sound great.
 

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I am planning on doing some sort of simple A/B. Until then, I would suggest checking out this video. The guy plays much better than I possibly can. :toothy10: Anyways, this video is what really got me interested in their cymbals.

Interesting comparison.
The Aegean cymbals seem to give the most aural feedback, with the L80 giving the least and the Gen16 sits somewhere in between.
It appears there's now a quiet cymbal to fit any occasion.

Elvis
 


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