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THIN DARK COMPLEX Vintage Zildjian ISTANBUL K 20” Sizzle Ride 1913 g ART BLAKEY

Original price $2,099.99
Original price $2,099.99 - Original price $2,099.99
Original price $2,099.99
Current price $1,999.99
$1,999.99 - $1,999.99
Current price $1,999.99
  • Anyone like Art Blakey? Well here you go!!   

  • He famously played Vintage Zildjian Istanbul Ks enwreathed with rivets!  That was the thing! 
  • Here’s as REAL as it gets….the pinnacle of cymbal making. 

  • Handcrafted half a century ago at the Zildjian K Factory in Istanbul.  

  • No need to go into the sonorous specs of this gorgeous, THIN Istanbul K Zildjian…

  • This cymbal has been the benchmark for manufactures before the drum set even materialized.

  • At ONLY 1913 grams, this chocolatey bronze patina-ed 20” is a Goldilocks weight of naturally DRY stick attack followed by an Old World Hand Hammered percolating complexity. Plays like a Thin Ride with that magical Istanbul Zildjian definition. 

  • The surface is wavy and rife with Hand Hammering, it looks nothing like a modern cymbal, it has much more waviness and character and dips and grooves and naturally darker grooves and deep fanned out Hand Hammering.

  • At 1913 grams you can crash on this 20” to your heart’s content.  Hell it can easily be a straight up Thin Crash. And that’s pretty damn hard to find these days.  

  • Primed for 8 rivets in the Vintage configuration, currently outfitted with ALL 8 brass rivets that lend a subtle, light glow, extending the Istanbul K wash - riding out into the sunset. Easy to remove it you want a drier sound but it’s sounds so damn nice right now and it’s set up in the OLD SCHOOL way! 

  • Fantastic shape. Looks, sound, plays and feels Hand Hammered…because it is!  

  • Love it, hang onto it and it will appreciate in value…

  • Thin. Collectible. Famous. …and it has decades more to say…