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Bosphorus Syncopation Series

The syncopation series introduces an entirely new, and trashy/dirty sound for Bosphorus players. Bosphorus is typically known for smooth, silky, warm, lush, silvery, "pretty" sounding cymbals with various levels of dryness, with woody clicky stick sounds, great crashablity, flexible edges, and incredible stick/wash control. The new syncopation and SW series adds a level of dirty complexity, with some gritty trashiness that was not formerly available. You could always have described a Bosphorus cymbal as complex, but I would never would have described them as "trashy" or dirty. These adjectives were reserved for other brands, most notably Istanbul Agop. Within this series, there are two distinct, intertwining cymbal styles that can be mixed and match at will. The singly named Syncopation pieces are traditionally lathed, top and underside, with more, deeper, and larger hammering in spots than any of their other pieces. They also have a taller than usual profile to emphasize sticking in the upper-midrange frequencies. This higher profile truncates a little of the lows, usually associated with flatter profiled cymbals, and adds a tiny bit of extra stiffness - not much, but if you're used to the normal, super-crazy-flexible Bosphorus feel, these feel a tiny bit stiffer, but still NOWHERE near as stiff as other brands. 
The Syncopation SW series has all the attributes of the former, but is drier, with less wash, and offers greater stick definition, with less overall decay. Their appearance is darker due to the extra patina process they are put through - similar to the Black Pearls and 20th anniversary - which gives them this dryness. SW stands for "sand washed," which is the final build process they go through. Bosphorus doesn't reveal what this process is, but a visual inspection might suggest a final "lathing" with course grit sandpaper after patination. This is just my educated guess. Who cares what it really is - they sound great!
Hi-hats, crashes, rides are available in all sizes, and any desired weight.