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  • Sabian HHX Evolution Performance Set

    Sabian HHX Evolution Performance Set - sanjuro's review

    12/01/09

    The Sabian HHX performance pack is an interesting idea.  Some of the highest end cymbals in the Sabian HHX line packaged up and sold together?  I know very few drummers who could afford this.  I know many others who could, and would never consider pu…

  • Sabian HH Fusion Hats 14"

    Sabian HH Fusion Hats 14" - sanjuro's review

    12/01/09

    The Sabian HH Fusion Hi Hats are excellent cymbals for many reasons.  Unlike many HH hi hats, they have a much brighter and more shimmering sound.  This cuts through music very well and even fast, light strokes can be heard through the rest of the ba…

  • Bosphorus Antique Thin Crash 15"

    Bosphorus Antique Thin Crash 15" - sanjuro's review

    11/30/09

    The banded lathing on this cymbal reminded me of my Istanbuls, so I wanted to try it.  I also am a fan of other Bosporus cymbals and try all of them when I can.  I was not terribly impressed by this, however, and I would not buy one of my own.  For s…

  • Bosphorus New Orleans Ride 20"

    Bosphorus New Orleans Ride 20" - sanjuro's review

    11/30/09

    Because I love so much music from New Orleans, I knew I had to try this ride out.  I saw the hand hammering and dark alloy and was very excited.  This cymbal produces a great vintage sound that is in the New Orleans tradition, versatile and well bala…

  • Bosphorus Master Hi-Hat 14"

    Bosphorus Master Hi-Hat 14" - sanjuro's review

    11/30/09

    These Bosphorus Master Series Hi hats are a good example of the Bosphorus quality.  I first found these because they reminded me of the Istanbul Sultan hats I owned.  They looked similar, and seemed to have similar production processes.  Not surprisi…

  • Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride 20"

    Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Ride 20" - sanjuro's review

    11/29/09

    Out of all the Zildjian K Fusion cymbals, the ride is the one that utilizes this fusion the best.  Because I frequently ride on the shoulder or bell of the ride, I made a lot more contact with the coated surface.  This was cool, and it was nice to ex…

  • Zildjian K Custom  Hybrid HiHat 13.25"

    Zildjian K Custom Hybrid HiHat 13.25" - sanjuro's review

    11/29/09

    These Hi hats are from Akira Jimbo's hybrid line.  I actually think that they are 1/4 inch bigger than 13's (not that its that big of a deal).  When I first saw the hybrid lines, it seemed like a good idea.  I figured it was a bit gimmicky because it…

  • Zildjian K Custom Hybrid China 19"

    Zildjian K Custom Hybrid China 19" - sanjuro's review

    11/29/09

    The K Custom 19" Hybrid China is one of the most interesting cymbals I have played, both in appearance and sound.  I have a specific taste in China cymbals, and this passes my tests.  I first encountered these hybrid cymbals a few years ago at a Zild…

  • Zildjian K Constantinople Hi Bell Dry Light Ride 22"

    Zildjian K Constantinople Hi Bell Dry Light Ride 22" - sanjuro's review

    11/29/09

    The Zildjian K Constantinople High Bell Dry Light Ride is a bit of a mouthful.  It is also one of the best vintage sounding jazz cymbals available.  This model was based off the older K cymbals which has much higher bells than most K Constantinoples.…

  • Zildjian K Custom Ride 18"

    Zildjian K Custom Ride 18" - sanjuro's review

    11/29/09

    I am a very harsh critic of cymbals, and this one passes all the tests.  Among the greatest rides I have ever heard, I envy those who get to play this full time.  I was fortunate enough to have a friend who owns one, and I hop on the kit whenever I g…