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Gorgeous Sounding Dark ISTANBUL Mehmet RAW Black Bell Crash 19” 1516 g

Original price $249.99 - Original price $249.99
Original price
$249.99 - $249.99
Current price $249.99
  • This is one of the nicest sounding Dark Shimmering Crash cymbals you will come across. And it’s not $414 like a Zildjian K is.  

  • And this beauty is Hand Hammered! And you can tell.  It’s rich and full sounding with a beautiful clean silvery tone on top. 

  • Hard to Find Istanbul Mehmet Black Bell 19” 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 1516 grams, this 19" plays like a Thin to Medium Thin Full Dark Crash. 

  • What I really dig about this 19” 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. It has a rich, warm full body with a bit of shimmer on top, have a listen!

  • As many of you may know the Raw Bell gives this 19" a pinch more projection than an 19" 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 19" 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.