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Hard to Find SMOKY Istanbul Mehmet 21” LEGEND DARK Ride 2297 g

Original price $349.99 - Original price $349.99
Original price
$349.99 - $349.99
Current price $349.99
  • Here’s one of the nicest sounding dry, smoky cymbals you will hear.  And hardly anyone actually has this beauty!  It’s Hand Hammered too! 

  • This Istanbul sounds like a 60-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, semi-dry stick attack with a smoky, organic, fairly complex wash - but that wash dissipates fairly quickly for a big 21”. 

  • The bell is strong and raw and low profiled lending a beautiful dark done.  

  • At 2297 grams, this 21” is very responsive and easily crashable.  Plays like a Thin to Medium Thin. 

  • Semi-dry. Organic. Dark. Smoky Fairly complex. Medium quick decay. Easily crashable.

  • And this 21” is extremely clean although it SOUNDS like it’s 60 years old.  

  • As nice a cymbal as you will find. 

  • No issues. Amazing shape.