My Bosphorus Turks

fourstringdrums

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I just got in a set of Bosphorus Turks from Tony @ cymbalsonly.com the other day. They are absolutely amazing. I had played Sabian for years, and even gave Saluda a shot, and whlie they're both great companies, the Turks just have the dry, dark, expressive sound I was looking for. I've definately found some keepers. Anyway, here they are:

14" Light/Crisp Hi-hat
17" Medium-Thin Crash
9" Splash
20" Medium Ride
19" Thin Ride (mainly used as crash)
20" Thin China

Everything except the china. I ordered it the day after I took this picture.



Here's the china, along with my newly shortened hi-hat rod.

 

Shalaq

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You got them from Tony? Great, I love his shop. I think his shop is a great contribution to the drumming community as a whole.
Great to hear that there's another traditional turkish cymbal enthusiast. I myself play Istanbul Agops, but I'm thinking of giving Bosphorus New Orleans and Stanton Moore's cymbals a shot (is it his set I can see on the avatar?).
 

fourstringdrums

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Shalaq":18rfio4s said:
You got them from Tony? Great, I love his shop. I think his shop is a great contribution to the drumming community as a whole.
Great to hear that there's another traditional turkish cymbal enthusiast. I myself play Istanbul Agops, but I'm thinking of giving Bosphorus New Orleans and Stanton Moore's cymbals a shot (is it his set I can see on the avatar?).
Tony is great, I loved just speaking with him and the whole process. It was especially great because he's on the side of New York closest to Massachusetts so whenever I'd order something, it would show up next day. Awesome.

Yes that is Stanton in my avatar. I took that image from the Bosphorus website. He has some nice cymbals in his signature line. Not quite what I'd want on my kit, but nice none the less. His Trash Crash is amazing.
 

Shalaq

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How's that medium-thin Turk 17 crash doing? I've got an Agop Turk medium 17 crash and it's awesome. Just enough wash to ride on and a very short trashy response. On smaller gigs that was my only cymbal for some time.
 

fourstringdrums

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The 17" Medium-Thin is great. Dry, slightly trashy, just enough sustain. Great for light riding as well. Here are the samples that I used to pick them:

9" Splash 220g
http://www.cymbalsonly.com/cymbals/Bos/ ... ks220a.mp3 (solid hit)

14" Light/Crisp Hi-hat 996/1211g
http://www.cymbalsonly.com/cymbals/Bos/ ... 61211p.mp3 (performance)

17" Medium-Thin Crash 1412g
http://www.cymbalsonly.com/cymbals/Bos/ ... t1412a.mp3 (solid hit)
http://www.cymbalsonly.com/cymbals/Bos/ ... t1412p.mp3 (performance)

19" Thin Ride 1671g (to be used mainly as a crash but for light riding too)
http://www.cymbalsonly.com/cymbals/Bos/ ... t1671p.mp3 (performance)
http://www.cymbalsonly.com/cymbals/Bos/ ... t1671b.mp3 (bell)

20" Medium Ride 2437g
http://www.cymbalsonly.com/cymbals/Bos/ ... m2437p.mp3 (performance)
http://www.cymbalsonly.com/cymbals/Bos/ ... m2437b.mp3 (bell)

20" Thin China 1784g
http://cymbalsonly.com/cymbals/Bos/sf/k/20kch1784a.mp3 (solid hit)
http://cymbalsonly.com/cymbals/Bos/sf/k/20kch1784p.mp3 (performance)
http://cymbalsonly.com/cymbals/Bos/sf/k/20kch1784k.mp3 (kit)
 
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