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Gorgeous sounding Dark ISTANBUL Mehmet Black Bell Crash 18” 1418 g

Original price $239.99 - Original price $239.99
Original price
$239.99 - $239.99
Current price $239.99
  • This is one of the nicest sounding Dark Crash cymbals you will come across. And it’s not $380 like a Zildjian K is.  

  • And this beauty is Hand Hammered! And you can tell.  It’s rich and full sounding. 

  • Istanbul Mehmet Black Bell 18” Crash in magnificent condition.  

  • Check out the super fine lathing on this beauty! And with a raw, unlathed “Black Bell” that gives it a bit more cutting attack.  

  • Weighing in at 1418 grams, this 18" plays like a Thin to Medium Thin Full Dark Crash. 

  • What I really dig about this 18” is that it does not just clang its way through life. It is from Turkey after all, and it has that classic Turkish Hand Hammered musicality.   

  • As many of you may know the Raw Bell gives this 18" a pinch more projection than an 18" with a fully lathed bell. And that is noticeable in this particular Black Bell.

  • Dark. Medium low in pitch. Very even and balanced. Golden warm wash that percolates but remains controlled with a light touch. MONSTER CRASH when laid into. Subtle Hand Hammered complexity. Incredibly musical.

  • If you have a light touch you can use this 18" as a Light Left Side Crash Ride too. It is more controlled than some of the super complex sounding Istanbuls.

  • No issues. Extremely clean.  Light patina.  A hard cymbal to find but an amazing sounding one.