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Istanbul Mehmet Raw Unlathed Brilliant Bell Dark Crisp Hihats 14” 1022 1298 g MINT

Original price $349.99 - Original price $349.99
Original price
$349.99 - $349.99
Current price $349.99
  • Here's a glorious pair of DARK CRISP Istanbuls that are hard to find. I’m not sure if they’re Prototypes or Custom. I don’t see any markings but they sure as hell are organic, dark and crisp.  

  • Have a listen! They’re some of the nicest Hand Hammered Hihats you will hear. They have a control and focus to them - and that is not always the case with Hand Hammered Hats. 

  • These glorious 14” Istanbuls have the craftsmanship of the famous Turk Series - raw, unlathed, heavily hand-hammered, howveer with this particular pair the bells have a Brilliant finish and are very finely lathed.

  • The end result: a pair of organic, Turk style Hihats with a pinch more refinement and an added shimmer on top. 

  • Weighing in at a perfect 1022 and 1298 grams, these gorgeous 14s” sound magnificent when splashed together with your foot, opened or closed. 

  • They have New Beat or K Zildjian styled weights however they PLAY much thinner and are much more responsive. 

  • They sound like more refined and focused ISTANBUL TURK Hihats.  And who doesn’t love THAT story. 

  • Unique, dark, medium lower pitched, organic and fairly controlled with a short decay. Exceptionally responsive and  musical. Open them for a beautiful slosh. Great chick with your foot. 

  • Immaculate condition; no big company offers anything as thin as these hand-crafted 14s”.  Some of my favorite Istanbul Hats.