Originally Posted by zambizzi
Forgive me, I'm young, but could someone illustrate the difference between all these different handmade Turkish cymbals? I've never played Bosphorus, Istanbul, TRX, etc. but am intrigued by the "old world" methods and hand lathing, hammering, finishing, etc.
TRX is the newcomer but their MD review last year was favorable...and their cymbals are beautiful looking as well.
Sorry to hijack, not my intention - Karl those hats are probably the most beautiful I've ever seen, I can only imagine what they sound like!
Everything is beautiful...you can see (and no doubt hear) the manual labor that was put into them.
Zambizzi go to Drum Gear/ Cymbals section and find the thread "Istanbul Agop Production Video" and watch how the cymbals are made from individual castings onwards since it will give you a good feel for the hand labour/craftmanship that goes into this particular line of Turkish handmade cymbals.