Currently i own a Stagg DH cymbal set (14 " hh/ 16"crash + 20" ride) should i upgrade to Istanbul Mehmet?
+1 on this.It's up to you, Dh's are B20 which is considered professional alloy (which I don't really see why material makes it pro, B8 are used in both low end and high end so that's a load of bull). It's only an upgrade if you'd like them more than your DH's.
I like my Stagg DH's this is simply an opportunity that came on my path. From what i've read i expect the Mehmets to be superior. But i never heard them live so we'll see Wednesday.+1 on this.
BTW, how do you pronounce your screen name?
I have the jazzride which i got for a bargain. It is alright but the crash and the hihat are on a different level if you ask me. The Istanbul Samatya ride that i will try tomorrow seems to be as good as it gets.What kind of ride do you have a regular? they make a Extra Dry Ride DH if you haven't tried it
No, but i may try them tomorrow if i don't like the Istanbul Samatya pack, which i hardly can imagine judging by the reviews, but if that happens to be the case i sure will try them out both. I have been a Stagg DH adept for many years and have yet to find cymbals just as good in the same price range.Have you tried the rock or medium rides?
Absolutely they sound just amazing and i would order the 14"hi-hat DH rock brilliant and the 16"heavy rock crash brilliant blindfolded. In a few hours i will know if i consider the slightly more expensive Istanbul Samatya to be superior. If not the the Stagg family will go home with me. I can't afford them both so i'll have to sell my DH set in order to get the Samatya set which i naturally will only do if it's an upgrade.Are they pro grade (in your opinion) like the company says? I've been thinking about getting them.