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Bosphorus Traditional Series

The Traditional Series is extremely versatile. It can be used anywhere from Rock to Jazz because the palette is neutral but also because the range and selection within the line is extremely wide. Far from bland, it is a fantastic starting point and a huge upgrade over any mass produced entry level from the bigger manufacturers. Start here and you’ll have a keeper for the rest of your career.

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    Tradtional 14″ CRISP Hi-Hats 944g/1138g

    Lightly used but still in prime condition. Stick marks and finger prints but lovingly cared for with absolutely no dings, cracks, or keyholes. Bosphorus Crisp hats give you a solid chick. This particular pair is a wonderful matching, pitched a minor third apart from top to bottom. Each plate can be heard distinctly when played […]

    $299.00

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    Traditional 16″ MED Crash 1010g

    Retains lower pitch despite its size! Higher end attack lingers to make its point. Right in line with the Traditional Series characteristics of speaking clearly without being piercing and while carrying a nice, clear tone.

    $196.00

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    Traditional 18″ MED Crash 1460g

    Nice attack with quick decay into a long, low end sustain. Great for making the accent and providing a continuing underbelly of sound. Very usable as a ride for a Bop setup – produces good wash and has a very musical bell.

    $238.00

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    Traditional 20″ MED Ride 2376g

    Long, sustaining, CLEAN wash from the medium weight. Mellow low end without getting gong-y. Far from harsh, yet enough high end to stay on top of the mix. Clear bell sounds without being piercing. Nice stick rebound action from the weight. You can truly ride it.

    $302.00

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Bosphorus Groove Series

Developed for modern sounds coming out of New Orleans. The Groove Series is equally at home with Jazz, Funk, and any pocket you plan to lay down. Tops look traditional, while the bottoms feature wide lathing over raw and heavily hammered brass. It’s a marriage of the Traditional on top with the New Orleans Series on the bottom. The rides carry traditional feels with nice complexity. The crashes work fast and get out of the way. The hats are pure funk, keeping it dark with some bite.

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    Groove 14″ Fat Hats 912g/1176g

    Cool jazz high end crisp with the funky complexity for your fat beats. Clean and strong chick. Closed sticking is articulate and clear with a hint of the darkness that comes when you open it up. Very versatile, these hats fit the bill.

    $370.00

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    Groove 16″ Smash Crash 953g

    Fairly dark and low tones for a 16″. Characteristic quick decay to speak its mind and listen to the rest of the conversation. Two-tiered tonal palette featuring dominant low end below the crashing sparkles.

    $230.00

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    Groove 18″ Smash Crash 1343g

    Faster decay and more complex tones than the Traditional Series. Ride capability when needed. Dual-tone character, with crashes bringing out both sizzle and medium-low darkness.

    $270.00

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    Groove 20″ Wide Ride 1596g

    Lots of mid-tone vibe with a wah-sound to lay down the boogie on this instrument. Great crashability, but the hallmark of these Wide Rides is their ability to crash and get out of the way of the wash. Smack it for accent, and immediately get back to the groove. The bell cuts for more accent […]

    $360.00

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    Groove 22″ Wide Ride 2470g

    Big funk from this big 22″ ride. Medium weight yields lots of wash. Crashes bring the high end fast and quickly return to the wash. Strikes have high end attack but the wash is dark, providing definitive drive with body. Quite controllable for a medium 22.

    $410.00

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Bosphorus Antique Series

The Antique Series is the love child of the Traditional and Turk Series. Bands of raw, hammered and unlathed brass for complexity alternating with traditional lathing and brilliance. Bottoms are fully lathed with heavier hammering than the Traditional series. Get the best of both worlds! Definition with darkness! Cut with complexity!

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    Antique 14″ DARK Hi-Hats 930g/1130g

    Lovely pair of hats. Perfect chick out of these medium weights with easy projection. Satisfying firm stick response. Sweeter high end than a Traditional hat with the lower tones of the Turks. This is a great example of the Antique marriage of the two styles. Very pleasing and musical tones.

    $332.00

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    Antique 18″ MED-THIN Crash 1490g

    Wow – this MED-THIN crash plays like a dry MED ride. Extremely useful as a crash-ride. High sparkle over medium-low drone tones on a crash, but with super fast decay into super dry and dark riding. One of the most versatile pieces of brass Mailman Dave has encountered in some time.

    $238.00

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    Antique 19″ MED-THIN Ride 1630g

    What’s a Bop setup without a 19″ ride? Great low tones and complexity coming out of this ride. Powerful bell and great crashability, but those crashes get out of the way fast to get back to bouncing. Reach across the bell to ride on the unlathed band on the other side for totally unique tones. […]

    $270.00

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    Antique 20″ THIN Ride 1950g

    A little heavier for a THIN designation, this ride has volume and sustain. Larger, unlathed bell cuts through. Strike the unlathed band for a firm feel and darker sound. Strike the upper lathed band for a softer feel and clarity but with plently of wash. Crashes are big!

    $302.00

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    Antique 22″ MED Ride 2974g

    I hope you’ve got piles of dirty clothes, because this ride has wash for days! A hefty 2974 gram allows this cymbal to drive. Tones are on the higher end with a massive bell sound. Crashes overpower, but the weight allows you to ride with full definition. The wash is smooth and cool. Volume is […]

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Bosphorus Master Series

Soft and buttery, the Master Series takes the Traditional lathing and finishing and adds a heaping handful of interesting dark tonality. With thinner weights and fantastic wobble, these cymbals are a joy to play and are true musical instruments. Master Series hi-hats break from the lathing and hammering styles of the other cymbals in this family. The tops feature two different lathing styles: wide passes over hammered and raw area from the bell to halfway down the bow, finished off with the fully lathed and slimmer lines of the rest of the series. The undersides are raw and heavily hammered like the Turk series.

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    Master 13″ Hi-Hats 754g/916g

    Mailman Dave favorite! These hats are a delight. The raw and heavily hammered portions of Master hats leaves them sweet sounding and controlled. These are Gentlemen’s hats – extremely effective for house concerts or jazz combos. Clear, clean chick, yet carrying a soft bell sound that rings true with absolutely no clang. Just a beautiful […]

    $354.00

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    Master 18″ Crash 1150g

    Great stick definition, ride capability, and higher tone range for an 18″ of only 1150 grams. Surprising versatility in that regard. Longer sustain on the crash, starting with the brilliant accent handing off to a medium tonal decrescendo.

    $280.00

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    Master 20″ Ride 1400g

    1400 grams for a 20″ ride?! Oh yes. This ride has big time crashability. The tone is low and extra dark with top end bloom that comes out when you dig in with the stick. Use the bell for more definition and accent, but it still carries some wash with it. Brush work excels.

    $350.00

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    Master 21″ Ride 1781g

    Mailman Dave favorite! Like the Sugarhill Gang said, this cymbal is hot buttered popcorn. This one’s got such a beautiful dark character that just rolls off the stick. Nice decay that you’d expect from the thin weight, but that also means excellent crashability. The bell is smaller and comes out when hit, yet brings some […]

    $387.00

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Bosphorus Turk Series

Smooth like fine dark chocolate. The Turk series produces complex, dark tones from their thin weights, hand hammering, and raw, un-lathed surfaces. More musical and tonal the New Orleans or Black Pearl series, but more complex than Master Vintage and Antique Series.

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    Turk 14″ DARK Hi-Hats 880g/1090g

    Luscious. Complex and grainy like the best tube fuzz pedals of yesteryear. Thinner weights keep that complexity even when closed and start sweet talking your ear when opening up for chocolatey-rich slosh. Reduced chick from the Dark lines of Bosphorus hats, these are better suited for small venues and simply amazing for recording studios.

    $332.00

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    Turk 21″ THIN Ride 1840g

    This is a Mailman Dave favorite. God bless the buyer of this cymbal!! Extra thin and light at 1840g for a 21″ ride!!! This is a true beauty – dark and smoky is the name of the game. Complex bell will add color but mostly blends in to the rest of the ride. Decay is […]

    $300.00

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