and maybe he can supply the weights. Some day I'll be in contact with him for help with the Istanbul section of the wiki. I'm still working through the big guys for now but keeping notes photos etc for the future.My favorite Agop ride. I have FOUR of them at different weights.
I noticed the throne right away. I have 2 of those. Got them from Costco. I thought I might need to cut the legs slightly to lower the seat but like you I find the lowest setting is perfect for me.I picked up the black friday sweet crash special last month In addition I made a trade with a real stand-up guy Mcjnic from this forum for some 16 BB hats + 19 BB. They look awfully snazzy in this light.
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By the way, my drum throne is a swivel bar stool I got from Menards for $20. On the lowest setting it's the perfect height for a drum throne. Super comfortable and swivels like a champ. Discount finds for life!
I have a prototype for it - weight 2121 g. With a Vic Firth 8D it's almost all even sounding breathy wash with little stick definition - loudest soft breath I've heard. Spectacular.Matt Chamberlain 23" Signature Ride early version and weight under bell looks like 2442g
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Seems that by 2013 it was redesigned with a larger diameter bell and unlathed (or maybe a light skim lathing or a pin lathing -- or a scratch lathing) on top:
There are other traces around the web. This says designed in 2011 (presumably the 2nd version)
but who knows if the fiends have it right. Ptrick will know.
and maybe he can supply the weights. Some day I'll be in contact with him for help with the Istanbul section of the wiki. I'm still working through the big guys for now but keeping notes photos etc for the future.
One is an early prototype I was sent to try out back in the endorsement days. Other 3 I picked up over the years because I loved them so much. All different weights. 2 are close, though...Damn you. Now I have to start listening to those. Just when I was finished with this crap. Why the heck do you have four of them?