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Dark DRY Smoky Istanbul Mehmet BLACK SEA 18” CRASH 1344 g THINNEST One

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Original price $299.99 - Original price $299.99
Original price
$299.99 - $299.99
Current price $299.99
  • This is one of my favorite newer cymbals and one of the nicest 18s” I have.. This Black Sea Series is like a slightly smoother, more refined TURK. And it’s stunning looking - black and gold with crimson emblem. 

  • Not an easy cymbal to come by outside of a random stock photo but never here!  Listen away so you can buy with confidence. 

  • It’s very close to the elusive Paiste Dark Energy Dark Dry Ride. And this is definitely the THINNEST one of these I’ve seen.  

  • The edges bend with ease!
  • Tempestuous, RAW, unlathed, heavily Hand Hammered earthen black/gold/appearance, newer series, Istanbul Mehmet 18” Black Sea Crash that can also be used as a smaller Dry Ride. 
  • Circular hand-hammering throughout. Antique look and Old World tone - this particular beauty sounds like a Dry Istanbul K from the 1940s. 

  • And being an 18” it’s controlled. 

  • The attack is dry and the ensuing wash is dark, smoky, very organic with a bit more cleaner tone than a Turk Ride or Sultan. 

  • And it’s quicker too - the dryness gives it a short decay. 

  • If you have a light touch this is an absolutely stunning sounding smaller DRY LIGHT RIDE. 

  • Almost seems to have an ounce of Paiste in it, but to be honest, Paiste wishes they could be this organic! 

  • ONLY 1344 grams. Thinner weight but still enough tension to yield great attack. Medium low profile, solid bell - better than the Turk, exotic, dark, brooding, organic with an ounce of refinement. 

  • Easily crashable. Rideable. Controllable. 

  • One of the nicest dark, DRY cymbals around - no issues.  Immaculate condition although it looks like it just came back from Poseidon’s basement, which I love. 

  • Hard to find. Incredible 18” that makes a statement both visually and sonically and for  the price of a regular-ass big box store 2002!!!