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Dry SMOKY Istanbul Mehmet 20” LEGEND DARK Ride 1957 g CLEAN Crashable

Original price $299.99 - Original price $299.99
Original price
$299.99 - $299.99
Current price $299.99
  • I can guaranteed happiness! 

  • This is one of the nicest sounding dry, smoky 20s” you will hear.  It makes a K Cons play like a Paiste Heavy Ride. 

  • And hardly anyone actually has this beauty in stock and where you can hear it.  

  • This Istanbul sounds like a 70-year-old cymbal.

  • Istanbul’s LEGEND Series (also known as the MEL LEWIS Series) is, well, legendary. 

  • It has long been one of Agop and Mehmet’s best-selling series. It put them on the map 30 years ago.

  • Mehmet expanded the series and this LEGEND DARK is one of my favorites. As you can see it has a wide-lathed, alternate gold and brown top side - like a Turk mixed with a Traditional, while the underside is fully lathed like a Traditional or regular Legend series.  Very Agop Sig Ish. Or Bosphorus New Orleans but darker.

  • The result is a stunning, dry stick attack with a smoky, organic, fairly complex wash - but that wash dissipates fairly quickly for a nice sized 20”. 

  • The bell is raw and strong but not brutish. 

  • At ONLY 1957 grams, this 20” is very responsive and easily crashable. It’s a THIN weight for a 20” - right about a K Constantinople Thin Ride but not $600.  

  • Semi-dry to dry. Organic. Dark. Smoky Fairly complex but overall controlled. Medium quick decay. Easily crashable.  All with a subtle Hand Hammered lightness that percolates. 

  • No issues. Amazing shape. Light patina on the underside. Very mild use. One of the finest dark and semi-dry rides you will come across.