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Bosphorus Traditional Crashes

Available sizes: 14", 15", 16", 17", 18"
These instruments reflect the famous history of Turkish cymbal making at its finest. They also represent the widest collection of sounds in the Bosphorus catalog. Cymbals from this series are diverse enough to be used in delicate symphonic situations and aggressive enough to be played in arena rock concerts. Their sounds can range from dark, delicate, and complex to bright, sharp, and penetrating. Regardless of their setting, these cymbals will inspire the player to maximize his creative output and further expand his musical endeavors. The Traditional Series prides itself on allowing the performer to customize his cymbal setup with a generous selections of different models, sizes, and weights. Find your voice, then customize it.
Paper-Thin: A mellow, delicate instrument with a soft tone and immediate decay. Lively and quick to respond with a golden shimmer. An extremely controllable, musical crash that breathes when played.
Thin: Erupts quickly and sounds best when played with a light touch. A texture of smoky tones is emitted when the cymbal is "warmed up". Ideal for light players.
Medium-Thin: Brighter and stronger than the thin crash, the Medium-Thin Crash has longer, thicker sustain suitable for moderate volume situations. A flexible cymbal that lends itself to many different styles.
Medium: A quick, bright, crash with fast attack and short sustain. Full bodied with even pitch this cymbal responds nicely when played lightly or forcefully. A good all- around crash.
Jazz Crash/Ride: (med. heavy) Pretty, light ride patterns and strong, heavy crashes are both possible from this cymbal. A smaller bell allows excellent stick definition without unwanted wash while retaining the characteristic properties of a crash. Extremely versatile. Available only in 18".