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Rare MASSIVE Istanbul Mehmet LEGEND DRY 16” Hihats 1224 1438 g MINT

Original price $439.99 - Original price $439.99
Original price
$439.99 - $439.99
Current price $439.99
  • There's no need to spend $640 on Meinl Byzance 16s".  Or Zildjian Light Hats. That’s silly!! 

  • These rare MASSIVE hand-hammered Istanbul 16s” have a glorious, dark, fat, low-pitched tone. 

  • And these are some of the newest Istanbul creations!  They’re the only pair I have and the only pair I’ve SEEN! 
  • Istanbul’s LEGEND Series (also known as the MEL LEWIS Series) is, well, legendary. 

  • It has long been one of Agop and Mehmet’s best-selling series. It put them on the map 30 years ago.

  • Mehmet expanded the series and these LEGEND DRY Hats are some of my favorites. As you can see these massive 16” hats have a thin alternating gold/raw lathing.  Very Agop SE Special Edition vibe. Ish. 

  • The result is a stunning, ULTRA DARK, semi-dry stick attack when closed with a smoky, organic, fairly complex wash that dissipates quickly when opened. 

  • Beautiful dark sizzle when you open them up and play them loosely, clamp down for a tight, crisp, DARK, massive grooves. 
  • SUPER-dark, wonderfully low-pitched, very fat sounding slightly complex and all with the generous playground of 16s”.  

  • This pair is in IMMACULATE condition. These 16s” are quite rare.  And they’re a JOY to play. 

  • Some of the best cymbals they make. Very hard to find today. 

  • K killers.

  • Absolutely phenomenal 16s”!