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Old 04-18-2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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Istanbul Alchemy cymbals (opinions?)

I'd like to know what your opinions are on these cymbals; (the good and the bad) I've never played them, so I don't know anything about them. Are these on par with top of the line Paiste or Sabian cymbals? (which one would you choose?) I'm thinking of buying 2 crashes (would like a ride and Hi-Hat too, but I'm low on budget ) A 14" and a 16" medium crash would cost me 214; I think that's a good deal, because it's the professional series.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 04-18-2005, 10:45 AM   #2
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Istanbul (both versions of the company, Agop and Mehmet) are making great sounds. I personally like the Alchemy as a thicker cymbal. Check out some websites where they sell them...they may have sound samples that can give you a basic idea of the sound of a particular cymbal.
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Old 04-18-2005, 01:08 PM   #3
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Alchemy cymbals are killer, really exellent sounds better than maner others... The downside is that they are really pricey.
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:23 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies; it seems not many people here have much experience with them I've found a great site to listen to samples and I have to say they sound sweet. I already ordered a 14" crash; need some more money to get a whole set, but if it sounds as sweet as the sample, I'm definitely getting more
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Old 04-20-2005, 11:20 AM   #5
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I tell you, if you've got the money, just go for it! Those cymbals are exellent, if I had the money I'd already have them.

My favourite french drummer, Pierre Belleville, used to be endorsed by Istanbul and played the Alchemy set, killer I say!
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Old 04-21-2005, 01:31 PM   #6
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Okay, as soon as I have the money for a full set, I'll be buying them
Thanks again for the advice
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Old 04-21-2005, 03:01 PM   #7
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the price of Alchemy is not so hard. I use Istambul Alchemy and Agop and I am very happy with these cymbals, sound is great, very good for live and studio drumming.
Check out on my web: http://www.kobdzey.rete.cz/media/mobilis.ogg
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Old 05-01-2005, 02:19 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kobdzey
the price of Alchemy is not so hard. I use Istambul Alchemy and Agop and I am very happy with these cymbals, sound is great, very good for live and studio drumming.
Check out on my web: http://www.kobdzey.rete.cz/media/mobilis.ogg


Thanks, very nice drumming; and the cymbals just sound fantastic
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