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Zildjian K Sweet boxed set. In with the Ks and out with the As. :santa:

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I’ve posted elsewhere that I was expecting this custom Lauritsen in the mail. Just received yesterday after almost 2 years in the queue.

24” OSC II 2798g. Completely hand formed from a flat blank. Craig knocked it out of the park! 100% what I was hoping for, dark, complex dragons breath with a woody stick, good crash, awesome low pitched bell. It is a wobbler! Here’s some pics and Craig’s video although it’s even better in person :)

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I’ve posted elsewhere that I was expecting this custom Lauritsen in the mail. Just received yesterday after almost 2 years in the queue.

24” OSC II 2798g. Completely hand formed from a flat blank. Craig knocked it out of the park! 100% what I was hoping for, dark, complex dragons breath with a woody stick, good crash, awesome low pitched bell. It is a wobbler! Here’s some pics and Craig’s video although it’s even better in person :)

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That's amazing! I'm on the wait list now myself. Craig is without a doubt on top of his craft right now. I have bought two cymbals from him in the past year, 22 and 24 turks, and they are just a cut above!
 

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That's amazing! I'm on the wait list now myself. Craig is without a doubt on top of his craft right now. I have bought two cymbals from him in the past year, 22 and 24 turks, and they are just a cut above!
He really is, I couldn’t be happier! This 24 has just blown me away, I’ve never seen a cymbal wobble so much and be so expressive. I’m looking forward to the bonding experience of many hours of playing.
 

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He really is, I couldn’t be happier! This 24 has just blown me away, I’ve never seen a cymbal wobble so much and be so expressive. I’m looking forward to the bonding experience of many hours of playing.

Craig's cymbals, imo, are remarkably internally in tune and activate beautifully across the dynamic spectrum. Expressive is a great way to describe them.
 

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Just received this pre-split Istanbul 20“ Jazz Ride . 2133gr but it has a beautiful low pitch. They should have removed the logos before the heavy Patina started to appear though.
 

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Just received this pre-split Istanbul 20“ Jazz Ride . 2133gr but it has a beautiful low pitch. They should have removed the logos before the heavy Patina started to appear though.

Wow!
That looks amazing. Just a little meat on her bones.
Does it have enough stick to play in a bit louder situations?
 

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I think so but it will take a long time to find out. It will hopefully have a long life on my son's drum set in the practice room.
I bet it sounds killer. I have grown to really love Istanbul Agops after recently getting into them and they’re great. I’m sure the pre splits hold some special mojo
 

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Craig's cymbals, imo, are remarkably internally in tune and activate beautifully across the dynamic spectrum. Expressive is a great way to describe them.
I came across Craig shortly after I first started researching Spizzichino a few years ago. I came into the game a little later, one isn’t seeking these types of sounds right out of high school, I’m 33 now. Anyways Spizz was long passed, his cymbals were $$$. It seemed Craig had a somewhat tight relationship with him from what I read and had learned some of his craft. Something has always pulled me towards Craig’s work since first listening to his cymbals on YouTube.

Blessed to be able to play music on some of his instruments now. They are remarkably balanced as you said.

For any interested, these 2 cymbals are the inspiration for the sound I ask Craig to capture. One is a tremendous old stamp k 22 2000g, the other a 24 OSC Craig made a while back. I sent these videos asking for something in between the 2


 
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I just got this old K 12" splash in a swap for some Paiste 505 hats.
If I've used Zenstat's interactive stamp identifier thing properly https://black.net.nz/old-k/which-old-k
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I think its a IIA stamp? It plays beautifully, that dark shimmer!!
 

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I just got this old K 12" splash in a swap for some Paiste 505 hats.
If I've used Zenstat's interactive stamp identifier thing properly https://black.net.nz/old-k/which-old-k
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I think its a IIA stamp? It plays beautifully, that dark shimmer!!

This is where my out of date software needs a little revision. That is actually older. I'm still straddling two sites, and the match for yours is in the wiki


The most important hint is that there is some very worn text below the main portion of the trademark.

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That is in the wiki as Example 4 in the page for K Zildjian Istanbul Constantinople Type 4.

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Once upon a time the Constantinople versions were in a separate silo and not discussed in the context of the later Istanbul trademarks. I'm working to change that. The interactive identifier was an experiment on the way to an even better self serve identification system, but it has some limits.

Any chance of a weight for my ongoing data collection on these?
 
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This is where my out of date software needs a little revision. That is actually older. I'm still straddling two sites, and the match for yours is in the wiki


The most important hint is that there is some very worn text below the main portion of the trademark.

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That is in the wiki as Example 4 in the page for K Zildjian Istanbul Constantinople Type 4.

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Once upon a time the Constantinople versions were in a separate silo and not discussed in the context of the later Istanbul trademarks. I'm working to change that. The interactive identifier was an experiment on the way to an even better self serve identification system, but it has some limits.

Any chance of a weight for my ongoing data collection on these?
Thankyou zenstat for identifying the stamp/cymbal and extra info! That wiki is turning into an amazing resource. I had wondered about those bumps, turns out that was key. Interesting its even older than I thought. Its precisely 12" and weighs in at 360g.
 

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Just received this pre-split Istanbul 20“ Jazz Ride . 2133gr but it has a beautiful low pitch. They should have removed the logos before the heavy Patina started to appear though.

Did you remove the logos or were they already removed? I remember looking for an Agop with exactly this type of logo which I thought a bit odd as it seemed white instead of black or green - but now I understand why it looks this way!
 

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Totally unexpected early Christmas gift. Left me speechless (and I have the gift of gab)!
Lightly used 14” Paiste Twenty Light Hats
Very cool.

And thank you for answering a question of mine about my T20 prototype hats. They look EXACTLY like your Twenty Lights.
 


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