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!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'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?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.
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.
Interesting comparison.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. Anyways, this video is what really got me interested in their cymbals.