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04-02-2007, 06:13 PM
Can any or all of these cymbals be "hit". I like jazzm but i need to go heavy at times.....
04-02-2007, 09:54 PM
Well, this fits into the topic Images.
I think Bosphorus is known more as a Jazz cymbal producer.
But that Image doesn`t matter. Also the name on a cymbal doesn`t matter.
You should look for a sound character you like and a heavier weight. There are Bosphorus 22" Ride cymbals which are 1900 grams light and there are 22" of the same line which are 3500 grams heavy.
Ask Bosphorus for heavier weights, Bosphorus would also make custom models for you.
04-02-2007, 10:01 PM
dude, you serious about this question? ;) seriously, check out www.cymbalsonly.com and answer yourself. they're POWERFUL and i mean it ;). i personally have 19 masters crash ride, and 22' traditional ride and they have a really full and fat crash sound.
04-02-2007, 10:08 PM
Stanton Moore really lays into his Bosphorous cymbals. Just dont get really thin and light cymbals for playing heavy music they dont mesh.
04-03-2007, 06:21 AM
Bosphorus makes a line called "Gold Series" which are designed for rock and harder playing, but all of their cymbals are very durable. Many of them are very thin, but they don't break because they use high-quality metal alloys and they are all hand-hammered. I've never had one crack or heard of one cracking, which is more than I can say for Zildjian, Sabian or Paiste.
04-03-2007, 06:25 AM
I play a lot of rock and metal and my primary crashes are bos. pies. You can really lay in to these things and they're smooth as butter.
04-03-2007, 08:48 PM
've never had one crack or heard of one cracking
You don't hear as much about Bosphorus cracking as about the Big 3 because less drummers have Bos' cymbals.
PS: And maybe because they take care about their Bos'.
04-04-2007, 05:21 AM
Also, I'd like to point out that there's a heap of extra models that aren't in the catalogue. I have a 20" traditional heavy (I've never heard about another one of these) ride that weighs in at about 2600g and kicks some serious arse. I also have a really light set of 'medium' hats that are more like the dark model and they're great. I hit pretty hard at times (with proper technique though) and I don't have any issues. Ron Welty (original Offspring drummer) has played Bosphorus for a while, as does that guy from Poision. So it's ot that there's no rock drummers using them, it's just that they have primarily jazz guys.
Go Bosphorus, you won't regret it.
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