I hear he's retiring and closing up shop. He's a nice man, always liked his products and enjoyed chatting. Now he can relax!
There is a difference in sound between brass and silver. Which is better is a matter of personal preference. There are sound files on the Sayoran site if your UK retailer doesn't host any. I would compare those and then order zils from your local retailer ASAP because they are disappearing quicker than Twinkies.So... I've been thinking about investing in a new set of Saroyans for a while (I already have a set of brass Grecian ones, which are quite nice, they have a quite shallow dome and wide flat rim). The main UK stockist has arabesques in brass or german silver, or 'arabesque 11' in german silver which are a bit bigger with a calligraphy design and cost almost twice as much. I'm prevaricating over which to order before they become a rare commodity... Any recommendations? Do the silver ones sound different? Are the bigger arabesques better? I'm OK with fairly huge zills, I have big hands
I got mine from Aladdin's Cave in the UK. When I last looked, they had arabesques in silver & brass, arabesque II's in silver, turkish in brass, and minizills in brass.Hahaha Roshanna, I think you bought the very ones I was looking to buy! They are gone from the website now :lol: grrr
Edit: I think I was mistaken, I was going to get the brass ones but they are gone now
Yep, that's where I was looking as well. Yesterday I was thinking o0f getting the brass Arabesque II but they disappeared. Might get the silver Arabesques though.
You know that's a GREAT idea. I just did that. He really does deserve thanks. It's because of his cymbals that I actually enjoy playing them! (Had a cheapie import pair and hated them!)Also consider sending a heart felt (kind) thank-you note to Mr. Saroyan for years of excellent service to our community. Not knowing where else to send it, I sent mine to his website. Will call a friend to see if she has a personal e-mail for him. BRB.
After calling a friend (who assured me) it is alright to post on a public forum Mr. Saroyan's e-mail is "ZILSUSA@AOL.COM". Cheers and happiness to his retirement.