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RARE Early Bosphorus ANTIQUE Factory PAPER THIN Crash 18” Only 1250 g BENDABLE Sultan

Original price $279.99 - Original price $279.99
Original price
$279.99 - $279.99
Current price $279.99
  • Here’s a wonderfully Hand Hammered very hard to fine 18” that can do a lot around the kit.  

  • An earlier Bosphorus Factory “PAPER THIN CRASH”  in the famous royal blue font. 

  • Gorgeous Early Bosphorus Antique Series 18” Paper Thin Crash.  Many people know this series to be the Sultan Series - that’s the vibe. And it’s a Zildjian K killer.  

  •   As you can see, this beautiful nearly 20 year old 18” has a hand hammered unlathed bell feeding into a lathed 2.5" section, into an unlathed 2.5"s, then lathed out the edge.

  •  The result is a cymbal that has all the wonderful light, semi-dry attack of a TURK Ride COMBINED with the warmer glow and wash of a lathed Bosphorus Traditional Series.

  • With a thin weight of ONLY 1250 grams, this 18" Bosphorus Antique plays like a great semi-dry and controlled semi-complex sounding Paper Thin to Thin Crash or smaller LIGHT RIDE. 

  • The attack is strong but the decay is a bit more dry and controlled than a fully lathed cymbal.  And that’s the beauty! 

  • Being the Paper Thin in opens very quickly and the wash decays quickly as well. 

  • Slightly bendable edges give it a great swelling response but it has plenty of tension to be a Light Ride.  

  • Makes a fantastic suspended style cymbal - the edges bend with ease! 

  • Truly Hand Hammered so it has that percolating airy complexity.  

  • Crash. Ride.  Crash/Ride. Remarkably versatile. 

  • No issues.  Overall clean with a light patina that has built up beautifully! Mellow. Very mellow.  

  • A steal next to a machine hammered $395 Zildjian K