Re: My new Istanbul Mehmet Samatya Cymbals (pics)
Congrats to your cymbals.
I've modded many cracked cymbals (mostly into bells), with a 14'' Istanbul Mehmet and 18'' Istanbul Samatya China among them - I've modded them to bells, too. Even as heavily cracked as it came the china sounded superbly when I tapped it, it was evident they're using top material. In retrospect I should have modded the china into a splash, not into a bell. Damn, what a waste...