Re: Going to Istanbul
I have been to Turkey before a couple years ago to visit family there. I had in mind to go and buy some amazing Turkish Cymbals at an awesome price, but one of the music stores I went to had some really nice Istanbul cymbals at a ridiculously high price. My grandfather also wanted to buy me some K customs but they cost about 600 USD in Turkey. I wouldn't recommend buying a cymbal from there unless you find a factory that sells them at wholesale. My uncle ended up buying me a Darbuka(i think that's what it is called). Also, the economy in Turkey is not doing so well, which kind of signals an increase in the cost of any good.
Have fun though!
Be sure to try as much food as you can! I am a sucker for Turkish Cuisine.
My Kit: Tama Starclassic B/B