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  1. Skiba Modified

    Just picked up a 20" 1823 K modified by Michael Skiba. Seems like a really good addition, quick crash, a pure blended sound not too dark but not real pingy either. I am looking forward to pairing this cymbal with some hats and some of my darker thin Agop rides. Any experience with cymbals modified by Michael Skiba?
  2. Zilciyan - Prefactory Zildjian - Istanbul Mehmet Agop Secret

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    Here I am , Umut from Istanbul.

    As you know cymbalholic forum deleted all posts and reopened couple of years ago. My 2000 posts have been deleted and most importantly my all cymbal analyses.

    But fear me not my boy , tonight I discovered the biggest mystery.

    But let me put that fact , the biggest secret for above Turkish cymbals is beta phase at bronze phase diagram.

    What is beta phase ? If you look to metal phase diagram , it compares to
  3. Introducing myself, and my current collection

    Hello all. I have lurked on this site since the old forums, created an account on the new forums 2 years ago, and finally posted for the first time today.

    I live in Florida, I'm a recovering software developer and an irrecoverable jazz musician.

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    Updated 06-06-2018 at 10:51 PM by EricBailey

  4. For Sale - Sabian HHX Evolution Cymbals Mint.Condition.

    Complete set -- $1350. Shipped securely, fully.insured. Flat.Rate.$50

    Package includes -

    20" Ride,
    14" Hi Hats (Top/Bottom)
    17" and 18" Crashes
    17" Effecks Crash
    18" Ozone.Crash
    7", 10" and 12" Splashes

    Also.included 1 padded cymbal bag
  5. Why You Are Unhappy With Your Gear, According to Science

    Quote Originally Posted by Gongman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by donbseattle View Post
    They have both been playing the same gear and cymbals for a long time. Relatively inexpensive sh*t. They both play ALOT of gigs and projects with some of the most interesting players and in some of the coolest jazz related projects in town. Not old guys. They are too busy playing music (and also TOO POOR) to worry about getting gear like Tony or Jack or Billy Higgins or Buddy Rich, etc.
    This is the heart of things. I was having this same sort of discussion yesterday with a saxophonist
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