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I haven't weighed it yet to get an exact gram weight but it feels and plays medium-light. Below is the description of the newer Concept Shop version.

https://zildjian.com/cymbals/drumset/concept-shop/24-classic-orchestral-ride.html
"The 24" Classic Orchestral ride is a bigger, bolder version of the 22" Classic Orchestral Special Selection band cymbal, but built for the drum set. While it might sound strange to apply a band cymbal design to a drum set cymbal, this Classic Orchestral ride is hardly the first! In fact, the entire K Constantinople series was inspired by our orchestral K Cons."

"In terms of weight, the 24" Classic Orchestral ride sits between the 24" K Light Ride and the 24" A Medium Ride. Its dense K Custom hammering gives it more complexity than the 24" K Light, and its lighter bell gives it a richer and more blended sound compared to the 24" A Medium Ride. A high shape provides great stick, while topside buffing leaves a stunning brilliant finish, which also reins in the higher frequencies and allows the underside to resonate fully."

Sweet. That sounds awesome. Didn't know about those. So the newer ones are based upon the pre-2001 Orchestral models. I'll have to keep an eye out for an older 22"!
 

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This (it's enroute as I type this):


I am a Dream Bliss junkie and I KNOW this will be everything I expect it to be. I have never been disappointed with Dream cymbals.
 

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Stopped in 2112 Percussion in Raleigh for the first time this weekend and snagged this old model 22 Bounce 2480g
 

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Stopped in 2112 Percussion in Raleigh for the first time this weekend and snagged this old model 22 Bounce 2480g
Glad to see you finally snagged one of the old versions, look at that lathing! Hope you're enjoying it so far, and finding it plays well with your other cymbals.

If all goes according to plan I hope to snag a 20" High bell medium thin high ride later this week; another older/rarer K Con model.
 

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Glad to see you finally snagged one of the old versions, look at that lathing! Hope you're enjoying it so far, and finding it plays well with your other cymbals.

If all goes according to plan I hope to snag a 20" High bell medium thin high ride later this week; another older/rarer K Con model.
I’m liking it thus far! Haven’t played it with the band yet

I had a 22 High Bell MTL a few years ago but never quite clicked with it
 

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Been patiently waiting for Paiste to make a Masters Dark Dry (or similar) in 22" and thought this might be the year, since they released so many prototypes, but alas, still nothing. So I went with a Meinl Dark Spectrum. Never had a Meinl before, but I think this is going to be perfect with my acoustic banjo-rock band, since we play a lot of outdoor festivals. (Was never quite happy enough with my Dark Energy Mark I, although it's a great cymbal. Just too high-pitched.)


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My 3 latest acquisitions. 20” K Light Flat Ride, 24” K Light Ride, 20” K Custom Dry Ride. Got the flat from SamAsh as a new return. So it was never played, but was discounted. The 24” K is from DCP used (and an anniversary present from my wife!). And the Dry is from another forum member.

Been wanting one of the 24” cymbals for a looonnngg time. Just could never pull the trigger on one. What a fun cymbal. Tons of wash, good bell, and for cymbal swells it opens sooooo easy.

The dry cymbal I was concerned about because I’ve never been into the dry stuff. Was really surprised by this one. Great ping, with a little wash. Much more musical than the trash can lids I hear with other dry cymbals.

The flat I’m still on the fence with. Seems to have a good stick, but also way more wash than I expected. I haven’t taken it for a proper ride (pun intended) yet, so the jury is still out on that one.
 

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14" Zildjian A new beat hi-hats, virtually in brand new condition but got them for about $70 off on a clearance sale from a store that was closing down so it was a great grab. They sound as great as you'd expect and finally a step up from my old ZBTs.
 

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Just nabbed this Agop Special Edition Fusion Ride 22".. The sounds in the video really spoke to me.


Got to spend some time with this cymbal today. Dark, breathy, but enough heft to work in amplified settings for sure, still very mellow. Love the stick sound and fiery wash, quite defined and complex at the same time. Haven't owned an Agop ride in a while, not since the green label pre-split light 22" I had a dozen years ago (never should have sold). I get the hype on the Agops, very cool stuff indeed.

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Preserial German made (never sold here in the US) 2002 13" Hi hat bottom (before they had a weight designation).
German preserial means from '71 to early '74.
This will go perfectly with my B8 Stambul 13" heavy for a cool set of hats!


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I'm in search of some more German 2002's!

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Just a few minutes ago I was checking eBay and saw this little thing. I’m not generally a splash type of person but couldn’t pass this one up as the price was very fair. Normally splashes (especially 44 year old ones) have had the living daylights beat out of them but this one appears to have had an easy life. Anyhow it’s a black label 2002 11” splash from 1978. Looking forward to its arrival.
 

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Just a few minutes ago I was checking eBay and saw this little thing. I’m not generally a splash type of person but couldn’t pass this one up as the price was very fair. Normally splashes (especially 44 year old ones) have had the living daylights beat out of them but this one appears to have had an easy life. Anyhow it’s a black label 2002 11” splash from 1978. Looking forward to its arrival.
Besides my 83 11 inch, I've never seen a 2002 11 inch, in real life. I have only seen one other in a video for mycymbal. com, and one tore up one on ebay. Black label makes it ever so rare. Congrats!!!
 

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I traded cymbals at the swap meet and I'm becoming more and more intrigued with my "new" cymbal. It started as an Istanbul Mehmet Original 2360 gram 22" ride. Originals were/are intended to be a duplicate of the last decade of K's before Zildjian left Turkey. The previous owner sent it to Heather Stine, who lathed it down to 2212 grams. It has a cutting ride sound and the 5 1/2" squashed bell gives a roughly equal volume with the stick tip. The crash is excellent, but with a long decay. I've spent my life crashing cymbals with a sideways glancing blow and with this one, and other large crash/rides, I'm striking straight down in order to shorten the decay. Using this method to slightly muffle the ring I get a crash that I really love. After cycling through twenty Turkish-made ride cymbals I think this may remain my main ride for a long time.
 

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