Rare DARK HUGE Istanbul Mehmet LEGEND DARK 15” Hihats 1226 1406 g
Original price $369.99 - Original price $369.99
$369.99 - $369.99
Current price $369.99
- There's no need to spend $600 on Meinl Byzance 16s". Or Zildjian Light Hats. That’s silly!!
- These rare, MASSIVE hand-hammered Istanbul 15s”have a glorious, dark, fat, low-pitched tone.
- 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 DARKS are some of my favorites. As you can see these huge 15” hats have a wide-lathed, alternate gold and brown top side - like a Turk mixed with a Traditional, while the underside is fully lathed like a Traditional or regular Legend series. Very Agop Sig Ish. Or Bosphorus New Orleans but darker and even more dry.
- The result is a stunning, semi-dry stick attack when closed with a smoky, organic, fairly complex wash that wash dissipates fairly quickly when opened.
- Beautiful dark sizzle when you open them up and play them loosely, clamp down for a tight, crisp, DARK, massive grooves.
- 1226 and 1406 grams. Actually Hand Hammered.
- Ultra-dark, wonderfully low-pitched, super fat slightly complex and all with the generous playground of 15s”.
- This pair is in IMMACULATE condition. These 15s" are quite rare. And they’re a JOY to play - very musical.