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Rare DARK HUGE Istanbul Mehmet LEGEND DARK 15” Hihats 1226 1406 g

Original price $369.99 - Original price $369.99
Original price
$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.