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  1. Registered User

    Join Date
    Jul 2005

    Default Istanbul cymbal question

    Hey all, looking for some cymbal insight. I recently got back into drumming after number of years and began building my dream kit. I currently have 14" Alchemy hats, 20" alchemy ride, 18" alchemy china, and a 10" and 12" alchemy splash. That said, I'm having a ton of difficulty coming across Alchemy crash cymbals. If I were to go with Xist crashes would the mix well with the Alchemys, or should I keep searching?
    Gretsch Chestnut Fade
    Zildjian cymbals
    Vic Firth sticks
    Pearl hardware

  2. Drummer since 1963

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Nashville, TN


    Do what your ears tell you. My set up is basically Sabian but I sometimes use a 22" Istanbul Agop Traditional Dark Ride. I nearly bought an 18" Byzance crash today, still might go back for it. It's good to mix and match.
    I was in Fork's and Sam Ash today and GC in the last week. They're all down on their cymbal inventories. SA & GC were low on everything. I guess a lot of people are still home and you've got to do something.


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