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Old 06-08-2008, 06:29 AM
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Default The Meeting of Zildjian & Bosphorus

I just scored two ride cymbals.

The first is a vintage 60's Zildjian 20" Medium ride.
The second is a Bosphorus Traditional 20" ride.



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Old 06-08-2008, 06:32 AM
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I only see the Zildjian...

What weight is the Bos? I have a 20" heavy (2600g) traditional ride and it's fantastic; i can get enough ping to use in a heavy rock context or just a subtle ping wish good wash for softer stuff. Plus it has that fantastic 'wobble' that real hand-made cymbals seem to get. Awesome...
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:39 AM
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Take another look.The Bosphorus is more like a jazzy cymbal, probably light to medium weight, and very crashable. The Zildjian is a medium weght, not as crashable, but good stick defintion.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:35 AM
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cool, they look very similar
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:17 AM
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cool, they look very similar
Well......they are both cymbals.
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:35 PM
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on aesthetic value alone they do look incredibly similar. The lathing technique is almost the same, except the Zildjian has the bell lathed and the Bos has it's lathing stop just before. How do they complement each other?
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:58 PM
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A or K zildjian? They must compliment each other nicely. And if you cleaned the logos off the Bos, they'd be pretty hard to distinguish except for the differences in lathe patterns. And of course the way they sound.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:23 PM
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on aesthetic value alone they do look incredibly similar. The lathing technique is almost the same, except the Zildjian has the bell lathed and the Bos has it's lathing stop just before. How do they complement each other?
Well, the Zildjian is very polite at times, but the Bosphorus has a bit of an ego problem.

Seriously though, the Zildjian is a bit heavier than the Bosphorus, more stick definition, and the Bosphrus has a nice crash. I think the Zildjian is an A series, but I'm not postive, how can you tell on the older cymbals? There is a small ink stamp just under the etched Zildjian logo that says Medium Ride, although is is barely visible, and will not show up on photos. The Bosphorus I believe is hand hammered.

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Old 06-09-2008, 06:11 AM
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Yeah, the Bos is hand hammered.

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Bosphorus is a cymbal manufacturer based in İstanbul, Turkey and Kennesaw, Georgia, United States.
The factory is located on the Bosphorus Strait and owned by three cymbalsmiths who worked at the Istanbul Cymbals factory until the company split in the 1990's. They were trained by Mehmet Tamdeger, who worked at Zildjian in the 1950's and Agop Tomurcuk who was foreman of Zildjian's factory in Istanbul until it's closure in 1978.
Maybe the reason the two cymbals look quite similar?...
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:45 AM
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Maybe the reason the two cymbals look quite similar?...
May I be the first to say that Avedis Zildjians have nothing to do with the K's from Turkey?

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Old 06-10-2008, 07:50 AM
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Bosphorus = WAY BETTER
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:36 AM
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on aesthetic value alone they do look incredibly similar. The lathing technique is almost the same, except the Zildjian has the bell lathed and the Bos has it's lathing stop just before. How do they complement each other?
that is what I was getting at, but in less words
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